Who Inspires Us?

If pretty design images take you to happy places, then pack your bags.  This week, we are all about the inspiration.  Platforms like Pinterest and Instagram are teaming with eye-candy, and it’s easy to whittle away the hours in search of the prettiest photos and “what’s trending now.”  This week, we thought we’d share some of our favorites; a few you might recognize, but here’s hoping we’ll introduce you to some new ones along the way!

Design Sponge - @designsponge - if you haven't heard of it, you may very well be living under that proverbial rock.  Described by the New York Times as “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials," Design Sponge was named Top Home Influencer of 2017 by Forbes. DS is a daily blog, with inspirational stories coupled to their eye-catching photos. Our favorite sections include "Interiors" and "Life & Business."  They also have a strong following on Pinterest.

SF Girl by the Bay - @sfgirlbybay - a design and lifestyle blog coming to you from sunny California; She is one of the West Coast’s leading interior design bloggers, with a self-described "bohemian modern" style.  Find her too at: www.sfgirlbythebay.com 

This photo is one of the first that turned us on to her. Does that chair look familiar?  They're no strangers to Minnesota, with Wadena being the birthplace of Homecrest wire patio furniture back in the 1950s.  But, the sheepskin rug draped across it?  That's all @sfgirlbythebay (so cute!!)...

Painted Planks - @paintedplanks - a worthy Instagram follow.  She calls them “little iPhone snaps of life.”  We call them yummy.  Her feed ranges from a clean modern/vintage interior design to breathtaking outdoor captures to the occasional letter-board inspiration - think Conde´ Nast meets Country Living

Vibeke Design - @vibekedesign -  though you may want to translate the page from Norwegian into English.  Or you can skip the words entirely, and just stare at the pretty photos…  all pale hues and natural elements -less frilly than shabby chic, with a Scandinavian charm that sets her apart from Miss Mustard Seed.  Her blog is replete with breathtakingly detailed photos that leave you feeling as though you've been transported into a European cottage in the mountains. See her blog at: vibekedesign.blogspot.com.by


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