Most people know about Apartment Therapy, but it's worth mentioning again. First of all, they have a handy menu bar at the top of the page that lets you choose which city you want to browse, or you can just stick with the main site and see it all mixed in together.
They feature really interesting things, from house tours of regular people with exceptional (and sometimes weird and wacky) taste, before and after shots of refinished furniture, trend DIY entries and basic styling tips. They'll feature anything from shabby chic to sleek minimalist, so you're sure to find something that piques your interest.
A comfy Boston dining room
A contemporary white NYC kitchen
A San Francisco bedroom - a little crowded for my taste, but still quite stylish
Floor Stencilling - I'm so into this idea. Too bad we have a fully carpeted house!
These retro fabrics are designed by Jessica herself. I adore the bright colours!
One of the free downloads available - some super cute printable labels
Even though St. Patrick's Day has passed, you can use these DIY bottle labels for your celebrations next year
The Design Files has a great mix of everything you need to design your life: fashion, interior design, a peek inside Australian homes, and two categories devoted just to Melbourne and Sydney. They also feature entries on event styling, which I love. I'm not an event planner (although I'd love to do it if I weren't afraid I would punch a bride-to-be or mother-of-the-bride in the face one day), but there are lots of little ideas you can use for your own dinner parties or backyard barbecues that don't require too much effort or money.
How gorgeous is this retro kitchen? I suspect having a stove that tiny would drive me insane, but the colours are so cute
Some funky jewelry from Elke Kramer
Some event styling pics - I am totally stealing the hanging glass bottle idea. So pretty, and probably relatively easy and cheap to create
Two sites also worth mentioning are PapernStitch Blog and Down and Out Chic, which feature a good mix of a lot of the stuff mentioned above, but on a smaller scale. They're daily stops for me and definitely worth checking out.
We're planning to do some wallpapering soon and I can't wait to show you all the finished product. What DIY projects do you want to get started on? Or, tell me what your dream house absolutely HAS to have!