Our picks to click this week:
Katiedid ( http://www.katie-d-i-d.blogspot.com) treats readers to a bounty of design inspiration for the classic (and always stylish) pairing of black and white. A favorite look: mixing black and white with the old and the new and a touch of the unexpected, such as the photo of a guest room with black-and-white flocked wallpaper, a slick Eames chair and a Swedish-style grandfather clock -- in red.
A guest blogger on Decor8 ( http://www.decor8.blogspot.com) contributes striking before-and-after photos of refinished vintage chairs. See the "Furniture Spruce Up by Turquoise LA" posting to witness the wonders of what a little lacquer and minor reupholstering can do.
Pining for postings on purple? Get your fill of the current color trend by checking out Patricia Gray ( http://www.patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com) and Design*Sponge ( http://www.designspongeonline.com). The bloggers provide pictures and products aplenty.