3 Recession-Era Design Trends & More House News

by hookedonhouses on September 10, 2010

Opal Never Shouts-3 trends

3 Design Trends That Emerged from the Recession: Opal Never Shouts.

This Family Built a Separate House for Their Teenagers: Chicago Mag.

9 of the Strangest Homes in the U.S.: HuffPo.

How to Estimate How Much a New Kitchen Might Cost: Ask Alex.

Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy

Top Celeb Search on My Blog This Week: Matthew Macfadyen.

What would Martha Stewart say if you called her at 2 in the morning? You might be surprised: It Is What It Is.

A Peek at Martha Stewart’s Home Office and Pink Guest House.

Milford bungalow for sale

My Wish-I-Could-Buy-This House of the Week (only $189K, but only 1 bath, so I’d have to leave my family behind…): Listing.

Kylie Minogue’s “Maisonette” For Sale in London: CasaSugar.

Whoa–my blog passed the 10 million mark for total page views this week. That means a lot of you have spent time with me here over the past 2 years–and I appreciate every single one of you! :-)

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Laura September 10, 2010 at 7:54 am

Wow… over 10 million page views. That’s pretty impressive. I’m glad I am part of that huge number. Love this blog! Lx

Lesley @ The Design File September 10, 2010 at 7:56 am

Wow! So impressive — 10 million!!!

I love that green chest. I’ve featured on my blog too and I think it’s just beautiful.

Great links as always!
.-= Lesley @ The Design File´s last blog ..Home Tour- Modern styled house is part of this weekends Herron-Morton Place event =-.

Emily@remodelingthislife September 10, 2010 at 8:02 am

That’s a whole lot of page views. You rock!

cailen September 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

Congrats on the 10 million! Very, very impressive. (and also thanks for the recession proof design tips – they’re great)
.-= cailen´s last blog ..falling for fall are you a falloholic =-.

Katherine @ Grass Stains September 10, 2010 at 8:50 am

Congrats on the huge milestone! I was thrilled when I passed 100,000, so I can only imagine how happy you are. :)
.-= Katherine @ Grass Stains´s last blog ..Bring on the straightjacket =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints September 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

Holy cow girlie! You’re a BIG DOG. Loved the cute little house in Ohio. Just a great solid home:) Have a great weekend Julia.
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Poetry people =-.

Etcetorize September 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

Wow! 10 million, that’s incredible. Congratulations! Thanks so much for all your hard work, I really enjoy looking at your site every morning before I start work~

bungalowbliss September 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

Congrats on the milestone, Julia!

I love the Ohio house–I’d jump on that place in a second! Beautiful!

Janell Beals September 10, 2010 at 9:24 am

I am kind of liking the idea of a separate house for the teens…not that I have teens yet! My kids say they are going to buy one of the houses on either side of ours and then we can build a connecting hall, once they are grown! Hum…we’ll see if that is a good idea or not years from now! Janell
.-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..A Stenciled Tray Alls Well That Ends Well =-.

Susan September 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

Wow! That’s quite a milestone. I can happily say that I have spent many an hour enjoying your fabulous blog. I have been hooked on houses since I was a young child and your blog gives me the daily “fix” I need! By the way, that house in Milford , Ohio is very sweet. Have a great weekend!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo
.-= Susan´s last blog ..Yee Haw Its a Barnyard Bash!! =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now September 10, 2010 at 10:36 am

10 million?! That amazing…congratulations, Julia. :)

Can’t wait to read about the separate house for the teens!! I need to look into that for the future. ;)

Amy September 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

Oh, there’s plenty of room for Handy Dave to build on a bath, right. I love that house :D
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Overwhelmed =-.

Josanne September 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Congratulations-your blog is WORTH coming back to time and time again-here’s to another 10 million!!!
.-= Josanne´s last blog ..A New and Simple Chocolate Bouquet! =-.

Bre September 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Congratulations on such a huge milestone Julia! It couldn’t have happened to a lovelier person. I know I have logged some serious time on your site poring over all your fabulous posts, my favorite being of your own home and interior design, and of course the homes featured in movies and television. I know my mom was tickled when I was able to find Isabel/Nicole Kidman’s cottage in Bewitched on your site and now she has been hooked ever since! Thank you for your awesome (and inspiring) site! :)
.-= Bre´s last blog ..BreBeauty Makeup Pet Peeve- Sponge Applicators =-.

Kim September 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

10 million, that’s awesome! Thankyou so much for all you do for your blog. I love coming here and pursuing my passion of houses.

What a cool piece of property. If I were to purchase it, I would stay in the teenagers house while the parents house is getting renovated.

Janet September 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Love that house and one bath wouldn’t bother me, we raised four boys with only one and a half baths! They turned out pretty well and they are all clean ;)
.-= Janet´s last blog ..CHEERY =-.

Miss Mustard Seed September 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

What a great post. An 10 million hits in 2 years! Wow! I was excited with almost hitting a million in a year. Good for you! :)
.-= Miss Mustard Seed´s last blog ..HGTVcom and an SOS =-.

Amanda September 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Hey J- Congrats on the 10 million page views! You are fabulous and so it your blog :) Miss You!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com September 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Recession Proof: I agree. I adore gray.

A house for the kids? LOVE it.

I’m an odd duck because I would happily live in any one of those 9 odd homes :) And I DREAM of having a pink frilly guest house.
.-= Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com´s last blog ..Christian Historical Fiction Contest- Pearl in the Sand =-.

Mom in High Heels September 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

Wow! 10 million hits! That’s fantastic! Your blog is amazing and I know why you have so many hits. I’ll be among the 10 million more!

I wonder why Matthew McFadyen was so popular this week? We watched the remake of Death At A Funeral this week and it was NOT good. It was almost the same movie word for word, but the delivery had none of the zing and dark comedy of the original. MM did a much better job than Chris Rock.
.-= Mom in High Heels´s last blog ..September 11 =-.

Nichole September 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I just love that little house in Ohio! The one bathroom is kind of a bummer, but I would get lots of exercise going up and down the stairs. :)
.-= Nichole´s last blog ..Moron Or Sneaky Smart =-.

Karena September 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Julia, a great accomplishment and you can celebrate with my gift which should arrive today!!
xoxo

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena
.-= Karena´s last blog ..The French Basketeer Giveaway ! =-.

Struggler September 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

These links look great – especially that adorable little house. Off to check them out!
.-= Struggler´s last blog ..Creative Earthquake Decor =-.

anna see September 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Yay on the page views! That is awesome. I really enjoyed all of these links today!
.-= anna see´s last blog ..Wherever She Goes- Lets Hope They Teach Spelling =-.

Kristen September 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm

One bathroom be damned – I want that house! GREAT links as ALWAYS! (I found a new blog to follow too thanks to the Martha Stewart story.
congrats on your views!!
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Random Saturday =-.

Angie September 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I just wanted to congratulate you on passing the 10 million mark! That is an impressive achievement! You should be so very proud of yourself….how awesome!That is a sure sign that the posts you write are really connecting with your readers!!
Angie xo
.-= Angie´s last blog ..Nesting for Fall =-.

Richella at Imparting Grace September 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

JULIA! I am so proud and happy for you!

I love your blog for many reasons. It really IS “a fun place to get your house fix.” But I think one of the things I like best is that you mix in your personal life with the fun, informative other posts. I love getting a glimpse into your world.

And then, of course, I appreciate how well-written your blog is. Your posts are always a joy to read.

Congratulations!!
.-= Richella at Imparting Grace´s last blog ..Greeting autumn at the front door =-.

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