It is so hard finding good, current shelter or DIY blogs to read.
It’s even harder to find some written from the guy’s perspective.
Two of my favorites are Kim & Scott of Yellow Brick Home and Sherry & John from Young House Love – one is actively still blogging, the other has stopped blogging on their website, but launched a Podcast (which isn’t exactly the same thing, but something I love listening to every week).
I love good photography, and beautifully styled rooms. I don’t always need all the step by step DIY how-tos, or material lists. Mostly I just want inspiration, and a little bit of “what were they thinking” when they started this project. For me that’s the fun part. Especially when they are written as a good story.
Why are blogging guys so rare in this space? Is it that they don’t have the same sense of style? Are they computer illiterate? Impossible! Is there no audience for them?
I don’t think so – there are some great male designers like Colin Cowie and Jeff Lewis, but they don’t really blog that much. There are of course lots more but I don’t have the ability to add them all here.
A few others I want to shout out specifically are: Daniel Kanter who authors Manhattan-Nest is one of the rare guy home bloggers, and Chris from Chris Loves Julia is another one where I have read every post. Every single one.
Finding the perfect blog to stalk is hard. I think Emily Henderson says it best:
To find blogs that have great ideas, information and pretty styling and photography is super rare.
And when you start to look for one written by a dude, the list gets real short real quick.
The combination of all those things, as well as the ability to tell and write a great story keeps me coming back again and again.
Are you like me? Do you prefer a blog that stays on topic – one that is almost from the perspective of the house?
Who are your favorite male / guy shelter bloggers? Let us know in the comments below. – Thanks!