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DIY Home blogs for summer inspiration

OK, crafty, handy, do-it-yourself, creative ladies — these blogs are for you! The design blogs are full of inspiration right now for putting some summer into your home décor. Check out these five home design blogs with a DIY focus that will have you running out the door to get supplies.

1Young House Love

Beware — you’re going to fall in love with John and Sherry of Young House Love. The blog by this adorable Virginia couple — with baby daughter, Clara, and chihuahua, Burger — is one of our favorite blogs for summer inspiration because John and Sherry do everything themselves. And that makes us feel like we can conquer design projects around our house too! John and Sherry are spending their first summer in a new home, so the projects are rolling — don’t miss this fresh laundry room makeover that breathes summer and this inspiring patio furniture update.

Young House Love

2Effortless Style Blog

It won’t take long for you to be inspired by the Effortless Style blog — the colors in her header alone will make you want to run out and re-cover all your furniture with bright, bold fabrics for summer! Camila, the designer behind Effortless Style, has created a blog that is approachable, fun and gives us a sneak peek into the life of an interior designer. Our favorite features on Effortless Style are the ones where Camila and her husband tackle DIY projects, such as the amazing green painted floors in their own home.

Effortless Style Blog

3Alexandra Hedin

With all the inspiration on Alexandra Hedin’s blog this summer, you’ll find it hard to believe that she’s just about to have a third baby (literally, any day!). Alexandra is not just an author and mother, she’s super crafty — check out these outdoor curtains that she made for a bridal shower on her patio and some fun magnets to brighten up your fridge! If you’re someone who believes that cooking and baking deserve just as much credit in the world of design, you’ll appreciate Alexandra’s thoughtful recipes and food presentation.

Alexandra Hedin


House*Tweaking is the blog of Dana — a self-described design blog addict herself. Dana uses H*T to take us on the journey of tweaking their new home, which she has lovingly named “Underdog.” We love H*T for inspiration this summer because it’s a great combination of posts about how to tweak your own home and designs that Dana herself is inspired by. For summer, Dana has her eye on this inspiring green paint and some bright white interiors.


5Manhattan Nest

If you haven’t already discovered Manhattan Nest, you’ll want to add it to your Google Reader asap. The blog creator is 21-year old NYU student Daniel Kanter, who lives in a typical fixer-upper apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Manhattan Nest’s commitment to tackling even the hairiest of projects in the name of DIY is impressive and inspirational. Most recently, Daniel has us craving a fresh coat of white over those bold color statement walls that we all have — perfect for cooling down your house this summer!

Manhattan Nest

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