Design Blogs We Love: Our Top 6 Favorite Design Blogs and Websites + Minneapolis Artisan Home Tour News

When we crave design inspiration, the blogs below are our go-to staples.  But if you’re ready for more than just a good read, the Artisan Home Tour here in Minneapolis is not to be missed!  Sponsored by the Parade of Homes, the tour starts next week and runs June 7th-15th.

Artisan Home Tour Parade of Homes 2014

Read all about the stunning HENDEL Homes’  tour entry here, and check out this fact sheet that will answer all of your Artisan Home Tour questions.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


A good design blog is not only inspiring, its tantalizing.  Which is why were hooked on these top 6 favorites that leave us wanting even more:

1. Design Sponge

Contemporary and whimsical, this blog spotlights the products and decorating details that make our homes unique.  From quirky notecards to luxurious bed canopies, this blog is a plethora of artistic, fun, and unexpected touches.

2.    Things that Inspire

Driven by a love of art and architecture, this blog is filled with thoughtfully written posts and well done project features, made even better by stories of fond childhood memories and whimsical home accents.  With a flair for French European style alongside more contemporary ideas too, this blog is an inspiring and enjoyable read.

3.    Cote de Texas

Boasting “French design on the Texas Coast” this blog features amazing photos, great stories, and a keen search engine that will help you find images on a whim.  With an ornate sense of style that ranges from Victorian to Southern Charm, this coastal Texas blog is an eyeful of beauty.


4.    The Inspired Room

This warm and inviting blog features lifestyle ideas, recipes, and decor inspiration for indoors and out.  From dream homes to artisan meals, you can walk away not only inspired but with doable projects that will add a touch of elegance to your everyday life.  Recently voted a 2014 Favorite Decorating Blog by Better Homes & Garden’s readers, we’re not the only ones who like it!

5.    Dering Hall

With a search engine framework similar to that of houzz, this site not only features inspiring articles on up-and-coming decorators, celebrity homes, and exquisite interior decor, it also allows you a convenient way to shop for fine home furnishings and search for top design professionals.


6.   A Library of Design

Inspired by gardens, literature, travel, and French style, this colorful blog features interior design photos and ideas that are intriguing and viable.  Written by a published author and magazine editor, this vibrant collection of inspiration is worth visiting.


HENDEL HOMES builds custom homes with unique architectural features in the Minneapolis area. We begin with careful project planning and follow through with sound construction.  Stop by our Artisan Home Tour home next week to see our work in person!