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Most of the blogs I read revolve around the personal finance world. However, the two blogs I am going to feature today are the only two blogs that I read that are all about interior design and furniture. Here we go....

Ikea Hacker is a blog that combines 2 of my favorite things - Ikea & making something out of something else. Some of the hacks posted are really more of an arty thing, some are quick, easy projects that anyone could do, and some are all about making something that you just couldn't find anywhere else. This one has got to be my favorite, though - even if it doesn't use much that is specifically "ikea-esk".


The Inspired Room is written by Melissa Michaels who is an interior design consultant by trade. In every blog post, she incorporates dozens of photos from magazines and from around the web. Even though every picture might not be my style, I tend to be inspired by at least one or two details. She talks about her family, her recent move, and her love for small cottages on her blog.


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Jan. 12th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
The Ikea one spiked my interest. I have yet to go into an Ikea store. I wanted to order a bed from Ikea, because it seemed so cheap. But after they tacked on the $450 delivery fee, it no longer seemed like a discount. :P
Jan. 12th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Ikea is only a good deal if you can pick it up. There is a big one in the cities that is just gorgeous. I've been to that one twice. :D I love to just go and look around, too.
Jan. 12th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
We thought about going there when we were last in the Cities, but I heard you have to walk through the whole store -- you can't just go wherever you want. I don't know if that's true or not. We also didn't want to get off the interstate.
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Well, the store is set up kind of like a tour - with arrows on the floor and such so you can follow through all the sections. But you can jump ahead or what-have-you: just get a map when you go in so you can look for the short cuts. :) It's really more of an experience than just shopping.
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Jan. 12th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yes! THIS!!! It's like a life-size doll house that you can sit inside.
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
That Ikea one is awesome!
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Jan. 12th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
I read 10 on a daily basis... but my favorite 2 have got to be http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ and http://beingfrugal.net/
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
I <3 Ikea Hacker. I browse it every couple months for inspiration. It's pretty swift.

Thanks for passing along "The Inspired Room"! As you said: don't agree with everything, but definitely a couple things here and there to turn down the corners on.
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