Saturday, June 12, 2010

WhisperWood Cottage Blog Gets an Updated Look

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I've been thinking about updating the blog design here at WhisperWood Cottage for a long time. I wasn't sure exactly what to do, so I kept putting it off. As I thought about it more and more over the last few days, I knew I wanted the design to reflect the current aesthetic of the cottage. I spent time looking around different rooms and noticing the common themes and details that make me smile. I was most inspired by this simple view...a single pillow and linen slipcovered chair with a backdrop of white painted wood.


I thought this snippet captured the essence of WhisperWood Cottage at this point in time. Then the question became, "How do I translate this look into a blog design?" 

I used the stripes and the colors as the jumping off point, and I've been working on the new header, button, and other details. If you are visiting here on the blog, you will be able to see what I have done so far. There are still more updates to come, but please check it all out.

You are welcome to grab a new blog button for your very own. Just copy and paste the html text into an html gadget. (If you are viewing in a reader, you will need to visit this post to get the text.)

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18 comments:

  1. Your new blog design here & at junkologie are both fabulous! Love! Enjoy your weekend :).

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  2. I noticed this afternoon, as I came over here to grab your button, for my updated design!
    Go figure my design is a few hours old and already not up to date :-)
    Did you do all this yourself!? Wow, I particularly like your header with those out of line pictures.
    You are good at this stuff aren't you!

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  3. Awesome job! Wish I knew how to do this. I'd mess it all up. LOL

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  4. I like it! It's so fresh and clean. Very pretty.

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  5. OMG! You are a total rock star! So...you wanna do it for me, too! ;o) I love what you did. Fab-u-lous!

    ~mary~

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  6. Love your new look! I really want this wide column blog, but can't figure out how to get my header picture to load right and it looks all messed up! Great job!
    Theresa

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love visiting your site! Always plenty of eye candy to go around!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I've been playing with a new look all week but as soon as I get one bit right the rest goes skew whiff I will keep trying because this looks gorgeous.

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  9. So clean and refreshing. Loving the new look!! It is looking gorgeous. Well done dear one...well done!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. A very "snappy" new look! Love it!

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  11. Looks great... a blog delight!

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  12. What can I say? Can't say Fab U Lous...someone beat me to it. I'll just say Girl...you are the bomb.com!
    Debbie
    P.S. It's so you!

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  13. its very lovely and inviting!

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  14. Looks nice, you did a good job.

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  15. Love the new look... fresh indeed.

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  16. It is beautiful Amy! Love the new look and it definitely says you. As you know, I am all about a new look...great job friend!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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