10 Great Blogs to Get Inspired By

by hookedonhouses on July 31, 2012

These 10 blogs referred the most readers to mine in July. Now I’d like to introduce you to any you haven’t discovered yet. Here are some of the posts I enjoyed this month!

1. How to Decorate with TVs: Cote de Texas

2. Solutions for an awkward corner fireplace: Thrifty Decor Chick

3. A “Moody” Bedroom Makeover: Young House Love

4. Porch Pretties: My Sweet Savannah

5. A New Chandelier for the Dining Room: Vignette Design

6. Creating a Statement Desk: Brooklyn Limestone

7. This Chest Wasn’t Always So Beautiful: Centsational Girl

8. The Guest Bedroom/Home Office Reveal: Lettered Cottage

9. Easy No-Sew Embellished Drapes: Nesting Place

10. Stylish Strategies for Clearing Clutter: Emily A. Clark


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coasterkim July 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Thanks! I love finding new home design blogs to follow!

Emily A. Clark July 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

Yay! Glad I was able to make “the cut”. :) Thanks for the link. You’re one of my favorite reads.

Christina from Dallas July 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

Today’s my birthday yeah! Forty something (cough cough) Thanks Julia for mentioning other home blogs. I love to find new blogs to check out. Some of the blogs you have mentioned in the past, I have gone to their page and stayed for hours!

hookedonhouses July 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

Happy Birthday, Christina! Hope you have a beautiful day. :-)

Melaine Thompson July 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

Ahhh, thanks! You made my day! So super sweet! Melaine

MelanieL July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

Love this list…some I already follow and some I’m glad you’ve introduced to me:) Thanks Julia!!

Jane July 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thanks for the links Julia! Now I need to head over to the Stylish Strategies for Clearing Cutter post . I really need to read that one!

Mrs. Limestone July 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

Thanks for including Brooklyn Limestone on the list! I can’t take an ounce of credit for the project though but its always fun to feature other bloggers transformations.

Shabby Chick July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love Cote de Texas, she has such a timeless style! I stopped visiting decorating blogs a while back (HOH doesn’t fall into this category for me) because I can’t stand the “one project after another, non-stop spending/shopping/decorating madness that is so prevalent”. But there are a few blogs out there worth visiting that do so much more than inspire a shopping frenzy. I love blogs that offer gardening tips, advice on making a house a home, with a splash of decor thrown in. ;)

Centsational Girl July 31, 2012 at 11:34 am

Such a great list Julia, I missed a few of these, so was glad to hop over and read these posts, all of them so great! I appreciate the shout out, too kind!

Donna July 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I always enjoy your posts. Such a great blog!

Layla July 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Hi Julia! Thanks for the sweet shout out, and posting this round-up! Let the clicking begin! :-D

Rebecca | MidcenturyModernRemodel August 1, 2012 at 1:07 am

Okay, what a nice post. I will read back over these very carefully and find some new blogs to love. Thank you!

Western Warmth August 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I think I found some of my favorite blogs through a post like this awhile ago. Your blog is certainly inspiring :).

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Thanks so much Julia! I’m in great company!

Jane August 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I’m going to follow your blog even MORE often nw that I know you share the love! Bookmarking this post.

Wade Watson August 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I can appreciate Ms. Cote de Texas’s addressing of the flat screen TV issue, though I don’t agree with all of her solutions. Home theater experts have long battled the interior decorators (uh, “designers”) and their passion for positioning screens over fireplaces. While that’s a simple first thought solution, it’s not the best place. It’s uncomfortable to bend your neck upward, but it also exposes your valuable electronics to possible smoke or excessive head. Also, wires running over the mantle are hardly romantic.

If ever so possible, the TV should be in a different room from the fireplace. These focal points define the way you experience the room and the experience of a fireplace is very different than that of a TV.

Nester August 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

awww, thanks for the mention Julia!!

joni webb August 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

wow! just saw this Julia!!! thank you a million for this!!!!!!

i have to laugh at the comment wade left – i didn’t recommend tv’s above the mantel. in fact I hate them that way because of the neck strain and the lost decorating space!!!

thanks again.

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