An Online Education in Taste
While my first design inspiration came in the form of a “white trash” theme for my high school dorm room (think Astroturf carpets, pink plastic flamingos and trucker hat collages), I like to think that my tastes have improved in the last 10 years or so. The natural development of good taste has, in no small part, been hurried along by a few key décor/style blogs that I like to reference – especially during those emotional times spent morning the loss of Domino magazine. *sobbing*
A breakdown of some favorites –
Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone
A day-by-day account of a gut renovation – great photography, cool ideas.
A fashion/food blog by some wackadoodle who can afford to buy fistfuls of truffles and Chanel shoes with working light bulbs as heels. Most of the stuff is a little out there, even for me, but I appreciate the extreme attention to detail – personalized labels, clever presentation and painstaking construction.
OK, so everyone knows Garance. She’s a hip little Parisian who’s engaged to The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman (another favorite). She takes amazing street-style photos that make you want to move to France and wear socks with heels while riding a bike all over Paris.
Jak & Jil
This blog’s author, Tommy Ton, is pretty well-known in the fashion world and there’s a good reason why. His candids of Vogue editors outside the tents at Fashion Week have this incredible way of making their clothes so much more interesting than those on the runway models.
Good Bones, Great Pieces
A mother/daughter duo with pretty sweet pedigrees (mom worked for Martha Stewart Living Television, daughter is a features writer at Teen Vogue). Their aesthetic is all about finely-edited taste.
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