"From the Desk of . . . "
I've always been fascinated by writers - and especially those fine people writing about interior design. Their jobs just always sound SO exciting - setting new trends, compiling new interiors, really being on 'the inside' of interior design. Though to be honest, many people that I meet say the same thing ("it sounds SO exciting!") about being an 'interior designer,' so I'm quite sure there's a certain amount of drudgery involved as well.
One of the aspects of blogging community that I love - is a chance to peek behind that particular curtain - and there are several of my favourite writers and magazine editors that are sharing great information and inspiration on their blogs :
Dominique Browning - "Slow Love Life." You must remember Dominique's name from her time as editor of the much loved House & Garden magazine. (God, I STILL miss that magazine!) I remember her letters from the editors were always gracious, insightful missives - and her blog feels the same way - beautifully written and incredibly inspiring.
Clinton Smith - "Smith on Style." Mr. Smith is the editorial director of one of my favourite magazines - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles - and if this magazine isn't a regular part of your design reading, you are missing something amazing. Clinton has just started blogging - and I'm excited to see the direction his new blog takes.
Margot Austin - "Margot Austin." From our friends up north, Margot is senior design editor at Canada's Style at Home magazine. Clever. Witty. Fresh. Inspiring.
Crystal Gentilello - "Plush Palete." Crystal is the force behind the very popular new e-magazine, Rue. Even after only three issues, Rue is clearly off and running . . . And I love reading about Crystal's design inspirations that are a regular part of her blog. Design. Fashion. Travel. It's wonderfully girly - and a breath of fresh air!
Ronda Carman - "All The Best." A constant source of inspiration - and a virtual glossary of all 'the people to know' - Ronda brings her great knowledge and clear love of design to her blog. She just completed a re-design of her blog - which I am loving! And she's also just started writing as well for the Huffington Post - congrats!
Patricia Shackelford - "Mrs. Blandings." Many times, I'll save reading "Mrs. Blandings" until the very end. Almost like one would wait for dessert. I love her beautiful, honest writing style and her wicked sense of humour. Though I was sad to hear that she had recently moved - my second thought was, "Oh, the new house will be perfect fodder for the blog! I can't wait to see what she does!"