Redesign Update

Several of you have asked about the progress of my blog redesign. Well, after a bit of commotion around here, I'm changing the game plan and heading in an exciting new direction. Thanks to a recommendation from the darling Lindsay of The Pursuit of Style (whose new site is nothing short of stunning!), I am beyond thrilled to announce my collaboration with Hanna Nation of Gadabout.
In addition to launching her own iPhone app (genius!) and designing gorgeous custom stationery, Hanna is helping me breathe new life into Design Darling with a new header, new layout, new Twitter page, and my first business cards to boot! I am so excited to be working with her and so anxious to show you what we've got up our sleeves. In the meantime, do peruse her site and treat yourself to some new social paper — aren't her designs to die for?

Outfit Inspiration

It can be hard to stay stylish when the temperatures drop, but it would be wrong to welcome a new year in sweatpants and Ugg boots! Here's a little inspiration for a cozy outfit that looks pulled together without trying to hard. Just grab your winter coat on the way out the door and you're good to go!

Personal Style

Style is a tricky thing, isn't it? It is so easy to pinpoint things I like and to reject those I do not — and yet it is so hard for me to define my style in terms of what's left. I thought I could start off the new year with a toast to personal style and a request from me to you, my darling readers, to help me define my style based on a few of my all-time favorite interiors.
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This architecture...
Those windows...

These walls...
Those shelves...

And this, well, everything.

It's a hefty favor to ask of you, no doubt, and personal style is, er, personal. But you see, I can come up with a handful of buzz words... and would love your help in figuring out the rest. What do you think? Is my aesthetic maximalist or minimalist? Colorful or neutral? Classic or modern? Traditional or trendy? Over-the-top or understated? Lived-in or luxurious? I so appreciate your help and look forward to sharing all the style that 2011 will surely bring!