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As you may remember, I promised to pass along the details on some of my favorite blogs.  This one is really special.  It is “Hooked on Houses.” Don’t you just love the title? www.hookedonhouses.net  Julia worked for years as a writer and editor and in January 2008 she started her blog to communicate with like minded people.  By 2010 she was able to quit her day job to focus on blogging full time.  Julis loves cottages more than mansions, but she also loves to feature the homes of celebrities.  She has an alphabetical list of many well known people.  You can just “step” inside their homes.  I did a survey of the posts that showed up on her site and here is a sample for each post.

Movie house, “Something’s Gotta Give.”  If you saw the movie, then chances are that you loved the house as much or more than the movie starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  This is the living room as seen in the movie and as featured in Hooked on Houses.

Celebrity Houses….Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai retreat. The home was originally built for Mr. Libby of the Libby Glassware Company.  Reese bought it from interior designer Kathy Ireland.  You can see more photos of the inside of this beautiful home which is on the market for 10 million dollars.

Before and After….this is a photo of a sunroom before it had a make-over.

….and here it is after….

Rustic English style in the Smokies…Toad Hall.  Julia features an aritcle that appeared in Architectural Digest.

She also discusses an article reprint from Better Homes and Gardens…”What We Want in Houses Now.”  This is a photo from that article.

Fig Tree Cottage in the Cotswalds is for sale.  It just oozes charm!

Julia wrote a post entitled, “Six Decorating Trends for Summer.” This photo features a linen chesterfield sofa.

Croatan Cottage is a Sears Roebuck kit house in North Carolina.  You may have grown up in a Sears Roebuck kit house or maybe you would like to see inside or one. You can do that on “Hooked on Houses.”

I guarantee that you won’t be bored and you may even be inspired.  The site is easy to navigate and ideas are easily found.  It just may make you want to create and be happy!

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