Inspired By … Holly Becker, Decor8

Tell us a little about yourself ... I am the founder/editor of decor8, columnist for Real Simple magazine online since March 2008,  e-course founder and instructor for Blogging Your Way, and an interior design consultant. I am also about to teach a workshop on blogging and decorating in Morocco . . .

Inspired By… Rebecca Kousky, Nest

Rebecca Kousky is the founder and Executive Director of Nest, an organization that raises money for women entrepreneurs in third-world countries. Through Nest partnerships are formed with designers in the US and abroad to help raise awareness and funds through micro-loans. Nest has an online shop . . .

Inspired By … Jena Coray, Modish

What music are you listening to these days? For some reason, my boyfriend and I have broken out the old Elliott Smith cds a lot lately- his is some of the first music I ever really fell in love with. I'm also loving the new Beirut ep and Neko Case album, and St.Vincent is my most recent girl music . . .

Inspired By…Jess Gonacha

What music are you listening to these days? I'm listening to Bon Iver, Idaho, Mieka Pauley, Sufjan Stevens, and Death Cab for Cutie. Read any good books lately? Hmm..... not really, to be honest! I go through phases where I read a lot and then others where I hardly read at all. Lately it's been . . .

Inspired By…Whitney Deal

Whitney is the delightful blogger behind Darling Dexter, a sweet blog that explores her love of fashion, photos and design. A few weeks ago she made a move from North Carolina to Georgia where she will be pursuing a degree in photography. Though I’ve always enjoyed reading Whitney’s posts, I was . . .

Inspired By…Celia Gray

I first encountered Celia Gray as the best man at a friends wedding. And though we didn't talk much then, I was immediately struck by the artsy-cool vibe she exuded. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with Celia at the Rock & Shop Market and have seen how cool (and talented) she . . .

Inspired By…Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton is a phenomenal artist based in Portland, Oregon, whose soft color palettes and etheral domestic narratives won my heart the second I saw them. In addition to being a successful painter with work shown in galleries across the country, she is a pioneering spirit, whose online shop . . .