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Best design blogs for moms

Whether your home is in need of a new look or you just like to be inspired by pretty things, these five mom designers find it all for you. They offer tips and ideas for every room, including your closet.

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Design Mom

Design Mom

Why we love this blog: She may be a busy working mom with a full family, but Gabrielle takes the time to personally engage with her readers while still creating fabulous daily content.

Gabrielle Blair blogs at Design Mom and is the fashionable and classy mom to six incredibly stylish kids. Along with her husband, affectionately known as Ben Blair, they all are currently living in Paris for a year.

Design Mom is the sweet spot where parenting and style make their embrace — or in Gabby’s words, “Where design and motherhood intersect.” Readers can expect frequent and fresh posts with beautiful photos, finds and features, like the popular What To Wear series as each of her kids start the school year as well as their cleverly designed bedrooms.

Smile and Wave

Smile and Wave

Why we love this blog: Rachel is like the girl next door, waving hello while she takes in life’s beautiful moments and the lovely things filling her surroundings.

Smile and Wave is a lifestyle and design blog from the heart of Rachel Denbow, cheerful and stylish mom of two. Rachel is dedicated to sharing her love of vintage, home decor, inspiring DIY projects and precious family moments — when she’s not sewing or dreaming up the next awesome thing to make.

One day the blog might be all about fashion and her latest thrifted coat and another day, readers will be treated to a creative paint chip art tutorial. She makes modern crafts become pieces of artwork to brighten your life and home.

Making It Lovely

Making It Lovely

Why we love this blog: She’s just so darn likeable and every time you visit, you’ll see something new to admire.

Making it Lovely creator Nicole Balch is mom to Eleanor and August. Her blog records the journey of making their 100-year-old home lovely.

Readers can count on colorful entries with expert tips on accessorizing a room, organizing a closet, what to wear to a cocktail party and the fun of a real dollhouse makeover. Her weekly honor roll points to the inspiring things that have caught her eye throughout the week.



Why we love this blog: Moms can look to James for inspiration and vintage style while discovering their own little quirks and charm.

Full of grace and sweetness, James Kicinski gives us Bleubird, a fashionable account of photographs, memories and daily inspirations. She’s a clothing designer and mom of three, and believes that becoming a mother does not mean you have to give up your own personal style.

Bleubird is a calming anthology of the bits and pieces and good things in life. Each post is different from day to day, but readers can’t get enough of James’ inspiring vintage taste. She’s beautiful and attracts even more beautiful things.

The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

Why we love this blog: The Nesting Place inspires moms with little time and budgets to find real ways to recreate their home to be their own kind of beautiful.

The Nesting Place is a design blog with families and real-life budgets in mind. Its aptly named author The Nester has three boys, and she started the blog specifically to offer decorating encouragement and creative ideas for those with full budgets or no budget at all.

She writes of her love affair with homes and turning a good deal into a beautiful timepiece — all while declaring, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” Her tips on finding affordable and accessible treasures can transform your home, one room at a time.

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