Blog Inspired Home

I mentioned how I devoured the July/August issue of TradHome. Usually I just look at the pictures, but I was drawn to the article, Best of Show. Reason being, the homeowner designed her Houston home with the help and influence of shelter magazines, show homes and blogs!

I know my own taste has changed (and hopefully improved) since I fell down the rabbit-hole of blogging, and as a result, my home is changing too. If you’re a fan of design blogs, you’ll surely recognize many of the elements in this home.

Even with so much design inspiration at our fingertips, I think designers are still an essential piece in a home’s design puzzle. Blogs and shelter magazines have exposed us to so much, and helped me to define my preferred style. I think if I were to work with a designer in my home now, as opposed to two years ago, I’d be a much more informed, open-minded and involved client.

What about you? Have blogs and shelter magazines had an impact on the spaces you create? And how about you, designers, how have they changed the clients you work with?

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  1. caycee wrote:

    Absolutely, I think blogs have really helped me find my style 😉

    Posted 8.24.11 Reply
  2. I always look to magazines, the Style section of the Washington Post, blogs & decor websites for inspiration. I wouldn't be as gutsy about design choices in my home without them!!!

    P.S. TRADhome & Traditional Home are two different mags. TRADhome is the online collaboration of Lonny & Traditional Home 🙂 I love all three!

    Posted 8.24.11 Reply
  3. blogs have definitely made me more aware of the things I love and would like to add in a home. I can't decide what I love most about the pictures above. It may just be the over-sized dog print though…

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  4. we're in the process of finding a condo and i am overwhelmed with thoughts of decorating…one step at a time i suppose! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. a' la mode wrote:

    blog have certainly refined my style, oh, and blogs have even impacted my husband, um, as he now has to keep a keen eye on my home decor budget- blah! I linked your gorg knot mirror post to my blog today- hope thats ok by you doll! xoxo shel

    Posted 8.24.11 Reply
  6. Lili wrote:

    such a gorgeous home!

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  7. I love that landing with floor to ceiling gallery wall! How did I miss that issue?! design blogs have changed my home and my life–a rabbit hole for sure!

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  8. Blogs have definitely helped me to define me style that I'm still trying to figure out (!) but it's a fun process. Thanks for all of the inspiration, Cassie!

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  9. Blogs inspire me everyday…I love seeing real women designing their real homes. How inspiring is that?! These photos are simply stunning…one day…one day!

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  10. Lori wrote:

    Hi Cassie,
    I, too, loved this Trad Home article. I kept going back to see all the great details. I definitely think my style and confidence in decorating has evolved with Blogs. I think most design bloggers have such a great sense of self AND humor that I've taken more risks and made more mistakes to get the final result I want.

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  11. Yes. I love that my clients have a good idea of the direction they want to head. It makes it much easier to complete a design that they love.

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  12. Heidiopia wrote:

    Cassie, this was one of those articles that I kept going back to, and found something new and intriguing everytime I did! Yes, I think the design blogosphere and mags have altered the way many of us approach decorating. I know they've helped me refine my own personal taste.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Heidi @ Show some Decor

    Posted 8.24.11 Reply
  13. Holy crap, I can't even begin to say how much my design tastes (and hopefully my eye!) have evolved since said rabbit hole dive (c: It makes me so happy to see my home evolving and incorporating concepts that make it "work" so much better! Thank goodness for the internet!

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  14. That Houston home is gorgeous! I'm so thankful for blogs and design mags- they have helped me tremendously in finding ideas for our home. Our kitchen, specifically, was modeled after kitchens I found via blogs!

    Posted 8.25.11 Reply
  15. Melz wrote:

    I 100% completely agree! Thank goodness for design blogs! I don't know where I'd be without them! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 8.25.11 Reply
  16. Such a beautiful home! She may have taken inspiration from blogs but it still looks like a unique & original space!

    I consider blogs my interior designer – my house wouldn't look half as good if it wasn't for design blogs!

    Posted 8.25.11 Reply
  17. emily wrote:

    I need to find this home and invite myself in for a drink! 🙂 Blogs have definitely helped me design and constantly change the spaces in my home and figure out what my style(s) really are.

    Posted 8.27.11 Reply
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