We all like looking at million dollar interiors to get inspiration/aspiration for our own homes. Magazines and television shows have thrived on that premise, but often your abode pales in comparison, and that can be dispiriting. That’s why I love these sites that showcase solid style built from real-life budgets and DIY abilities. Yes, there’s a lot of Ikea—let’s face it, Ikea is awesome. But these bloggers mix in unique items plus a few precious gems and the whole ends up being much more than the sum of it’s curse-filled, let’s break for a beer, home assembly. Deuce Cities Henhouse Alison is a Minneapolis photographer, decorator and blogger who shares the progress of her own home renovations that honor the style of her 100 year old house while bringing in cheerful pops of color and modern touches.
Door Sixteen Door Sixteen is the creation of book cover artist Anna who writes about design and room-by-room renovations of her, now 6th, home from Brooklyn, to Newburgh on the Hudson to Santa Fe. Her style is current, eclectic and just the right amount of Brooklyn.
The Painted Hive The Painted Hive strives to “live beautifully on a budget” and by the look of her blog, Pinterest and Instagram feeds, she’s succeeding. Her warm, traditional-style interiors, “before & after” shots and detailed DIY posts make this a site worth checking out.
The Brick House If mid-century modern and Sinatra are your thing then you should definitely check out The Brick House, Morgan Satterfield’s blog about refurbishing a 1950’s concrete block ranch in Palm Springs, CA. Minimal, clean and cool with an eye on the bottom line.
RE/MAX Results Collection Home
4738 Kildare Road
Rent with purchase option! Classy two-story walkout with a dock on Lake Minnetonka. Quiet, private setting, three levels, open spaces, and tree top owner’s suite. Features five bedrooms, four baths. Westonka Schools.
by Laurie Junker