Decorating and interior design is a HUGE passion of mine. Perusing magazines, books, watching HGTV and touring design homes is what I like to do. I feed off the inspiration. And I am always fine-tuning our home.
Retailers and Online Shopping Resources
Bellacor (for lighting & fixtures as well as home accents)
Wisteria - unique home decor and accessories
Quality Furniture Market (I've ordered furniture from QFM in the past)
Abt Electronics & Appliances - appliance selection with free delivery make it worthwhile
My favorite local (DC Metro) shops & blogs:
My Notting Hill - Michele shares her inspirations from the design world.
Pure Style Home - An interior designer, Lauren showcases her projects as well as ones in her own home.DC by Design - Jennifer Sergent, formerly of Washington Spaces magazine keeps us abreast of the latest and great in design in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rising Tide Inc. - Custom murals, faux finishes and related trades.
Billet Collins Studio - Award-winning decorative painting studio specializing in walls, floors & furniture
Acanthus and Acorn - A local interior designer who shares passionately all things design-related.
Maddie G Designs - Local interior design services by Susie Isaac who is quite knowledgeable about product lines and truly knows what she wants when it comes to interior design.
Washington Spaces - their magazine is no longer but their blog & website live on.
Interior Design Sites & Blogs
Things that Inspire - Holly continually inspires me with her blog posts related to interior design.
The Story of Cedar Ridge - Nicole Heady shares her adventure in building their dream home.
Living In Color With Sonu - I just discovered this blog that shares all things color-related, particularly with Benjamin Moore paints.
Design on the Edge - Robert Petril is a designer with a vision that is cutting-edge in interiors. He's friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable on the manufacturing side of the design business. There is also a Design on the Edge Facebook Fan page.
On Interior Design - Boston-based Interior Designer shares her expertise and projects
Cote de Texas - Joni Webb is a great storyteller when it comes to interior design. And the most down-to-earth person on the web!
Southern Comfort in a Northern Life - A Floridian, Melanie is now enjoying all four seasons that northern life brings, including snow. She is now in the process of decorating her new home, at the same shoveling snow out of her driveway.
Hooked on Houses - set design, celebrity homes and anything home-related.
Velvet & Linen - Brooke Giannetti exhibits great talent with the showcasing of her clients projects as well as her own.
Willow Decor - Gina has great taste, including her admiration for Gustavian & Swedish designs.
Belgian Pearls - All the way from Belgium, Greet shares her passion for interior decoration and lifestyles
My Favorite Interior Designers & their collections
- Mary Douglas Drysdale, Interior Designer Facebook Fan page
- DC by Design featuring a project: Maine Beach House
- Decorati portfolio
- Decorati featuring: The Memorable Room
- The Barbara Barry Collection - Baker Furniture
- Bedding Collection is available at Macy's
- Wedgwood patterns are available at Macy's
- Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon
- Barbara Barry, Incorporated Facebook Fan page
- Inspired Interiors by Suzanne Kasler
- His book, Barry Dixon Interiors, is available at Amazon
- Her book, Candice Olson on Design, is available at Amazon
- Divine Designs with Candice Olson: Kitchen & Baths is available on DVD at Amazon
- Beddingand rugs designed by Candice Olson as well as lighting are also available at Amazon
- Furniture collection with Norwalk Furniture
- She has authored many design books
- I miss her HGTV show from the 1990s called Interiors by Design. It was my favorite.
- Exclusive furniture line with Thomasville
- Released a new book, The New Traditional
- Darryl Carter, The New Traditional Facebook Fan page
- Design Dossier, her blog.
Rosanna's Table Talk - home goods designer. love her whimsical plates!
- Anna Weatherley - exquisite china
My Blog Archive on all things design-related for the home