Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hooked on Houses - the January Red Door Home Blog of the Month

Happy New Year!  I am excited to be starting 2012 with a Red Door Home Blog of the Month feature.

January’s highlighted site – Hooked on Houses – will be an instant favorite for anyone who enjoys houses.

Julia - author of Hooked on Houses

Movie buffs will love Julia’s famous tv and movie house features.  Here she shares a behind the scenes look at beloved movie sets and the designers who made these homes come to life.

From Somethings Gotta Give
My favorite and one of the most popular movie houses ever, being the Somethings Gotta Give house.
Somethings Gotta Give Dining Room

This kitchen with its white cabinets, honed granite countertops, dark stained floors and white subway tiled backsplash was an instant hit and remains an inspiration for many kitchens built today.

Somethings Gotta Give kitchen

Another regular series on Hooked on Houses is celebrity home features highlighting the living spaces – both inside and out – of the rich and famous. From real estate listings to magazine stories, Julia shares all the details which make these properties so intriguing.
Jennifer Lopez's house

Sandra Bullock's gothic victorian home
On the funnier side is the bad MLS listing photos.  Readers submit pictures from real estate listings which can only be filed under the “what were they thinking category.”  Take for example this agent who decided to show the same two vases of flowers in every single picture – budget staging at its best!

Finally, a house blog would not be complete without a before and after section and Hooked on Houses has one of the best.  Makeover stories range from single room transformations to entire house remodels.
I especially love the kitchen makeover shown below.

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeovers = Photographer:  Bryan McCay
Designer and Producer:  Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications
There is a lot more to see at Hooked on Houses so I hope you will take moment to visit Julia.  Her blog is truly one of the best!


Carla Aston said...

I have visited her blog before, but somehow not lately. It is fabulous. Thanks for the reminder! Happy New Year!

Karena said...

Happy New Years Stacy!! I love Julia's site. It is always so interesting!

All the best in 2012!

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Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

So nice of you to highlight my site on your blog, Stacy! It was a wonderful surprise to wake up to on the first day of the new year. Thanks so much, and happy 2012!! :)

Morgan said...

Wow! The new blue kitchen is so gorgeous! I love that paint color!

Linda said...

Loving these kitchens, especially the blue one.....It's always fun to dream....

The enchanted home said...

Hi Stacy and happy new year, wishing you all of lifes best in 2012!!
These are beauitful..who didnt' fall in love in love with that somethings gotta give house! And those MLS...OMG...with the lone vase of flowers on the FLOOR? Huh? Is that a joke? LOL.....very funny. Thanks for sharing, have a great afternoon! said...

Gotta check her out. What a great concept. I hope your new year is off to a great start, Stacy.

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