|Image courtesy of: Charlotte Minty, Interior Design|
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The older I get, the more into design I become. Design appeals to my frugality because I can pick up treasures in a thrift store and refinish a desk or old frame to make it shine like new. I'm still no fashionista, and I probably never will be because no matter how you cut fashion, it's expensive to be in style, and expensive and I don't mix.
Now that I have a family, I find myself fantasizing about what our future home might look like, and I surprise myself that these daydreams often include me decorating the home and doing DIY crafty projects. Perhaps it's because now that I am at home with the kids, I have the down time I needed to relax and become inspired. Today I'm sharing some of what inspires me:
- My DIY-loving cousin introduced me to a great DIY design blog, Centsational Girl. Also check out how she's giving back to her community. Cool chick.
- When you have time for some virtual page-flipping, stop by an online style magazine. There are many out there, so here are just a few: House of Fifty, Ivy & Piper, Adore.
- A couple of great examples of gallery walls on Oh So Beautiful Paper, a DC friend's blog. I've gathered a few of my own too on Pinterest, among other dream home inspirations.