The world of design blogs

One thing that we especially love about the design blogging world is that it's accessible to everyone. You don't have to be an expert to get interested, or even speak the same language. Case in point: design blog

The Essence of the Good life

. We love this blog, but mostly love looking at its photos since its written by a Danish designer, Lene. While we speak different languages, we have a lot in common. Take, for example, where she gets her inspiration. We read all of the same blogs!

Velvet and Linen


Belgian Pearls


This Cobbled Path


Cote De Texas

, etc. We've also been able to discover some great blogs from her blog roll!


has some gorgeous garden shots, and


has some really great detail pieces.

We recently read a post on The Essence of the Good Life that had some really breath-taking photos we thought we'd share. We love the

mix of soft modern paired with traditional

.  The designer of the home has done an excellent job achieving that balance.

You can just tell from the moment you drive on to the property that you are in for a special treat.

Gorgeous front door!

Love, Love, Love this kitchen. The floors, the ceiling, the beautiful base cabinets with windows rather than upper cabinets. All that natural light is wonderful. And just look at the glimpse of that stove!

Love the mix of feminine and masculine details. Notice the crystal chandelier with shades and white slip-covered sofas mixed with the logs, rock and antlers.

Here a pair of modern settees mixed with more traditional elements.

How do you feel about the mix of modern and traditional? Do you tend to like more feminine or masculine design? We learn a lot from your feedback and would love to hear from you, so please "speak your mind".