I’m so excited guys – my blog redesign is done! Yes, the major changes such as the switch to WordPress, new logo, and new site design came weeks ago but Kate and I have been doing lots of little tweaking ever since and we finally finished up at the end of last week. I’m so happy with the new look of my house tour and projects pages but my favorite has to be the “about” page, which Kate did such a great job designing. It shows some of the many things that I’m driven by (besides, of course, decor):
More than you really wanted to know, right? Of course, I left some things off like my addictions to The Bachelor, guacamole, and pumpkin ice cream but they’ll just have to make their appearances on Instagram instead…
Also as part of the redesign, I’ve solved my biggest reader complaint – the finicky comments section that made it a pain in the butt for many of you to comment. Now it should be a piece of cake (so comment away!). I also tried to make the blog a bit easier to navigate by having the navigation bar stay fixed to the top of the page as you scroll down the blog. And I hope that you like the combination of the first post being a full post (so there’s no extra click needed to read it) and past posts being excerpts so that you can quickly scroll through and see if there’s something that interests you that you missed.
But what I’m most excited about is that I can jump fully back in to working on projects for my home and the blog that have been put on the back burner. Remember my home office makeover that kinda got stalled out? If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I finally decided on a fabric for the office drapes:
and a gallery wall above the office console is in the works (watch for a fun announcement related to that next week!). I also finished Waterloxing my butcher block countertops over the weekend so I’ll be able to set up the coffee bar I’ve been talking for months. And did I mention that I’m totally going to start going to town on our heinous powder room? Lots of fun design stuff is ahead!
But before I start barging ahead, I thought this was the perfect time to ask for some help and input from you. I don’t just want a pretty blog – I want a blog that you all find useful and that you love to read. So I have a big favor. Would you please take a quick reader survey to let me know what you love, don’t love, and would like to see more of on Driven by Decor? It’s only ten questions that can be answered in under one minute and it will help me so much. Even if you’ve never commented (especially if you’ve never commented!), I would really appreciate your input. Thank you!!
Update! The survey is now closed – thanks so much for your input – it was invaluable!