Thanks for all the enthusiastic response to my post last week, "Calling Design Bloggers Whose Day Job is Different!" It was so interesting to not only to read about everyone's backgrounds, (there were attorneys, scientists, stay-at-home moms, consultants, engineers, etc.) but also your passion and interest in interior design. Some bloggers are already starting or planning for careers in the field while others have a sense it will remain a much beloved hobby. I think these bloggers comments sum it up:

"Blogging has been a wonderful experience. To meet so many people that share your passion is such an amazing gift." Charlie of Charlie's Design Diary

"I have really enjoyed how blogging has allowed me to be more connected with like minded people both on the blogosphere and in person..." Beth of Chinoiserie Chic

"I had no idea that there were so many people out there who were as interested in all of the minutia that make a home a beautiful place, from the architecture to the design to the subtle things that make a house a home." Things That Inspire

Here's a listing of all the bloggers who commented, along with a very brief description. Hope you enjoy visiting their great blogs!

HeddyShea - construction and expectant stay at homemom

Leila - project managment consultant

Decor Addict - corporate travel agent and mom - currently on maternity leave

Windlost - technical engineer in a petrochemical company research center, degree in chemical engineering, specialising in petrochemicals and polymers

PVE - artist and mom (and designer of this blog's banner!)

Spark! (Ada-Marie) - corporate attorney and mom

Beth of Style Redux / Chinoiserie Chic - former attorney, mom

Brilliant Asylum - accounting in a family business, interior designer by training

Blue Hydrangea - stay at home mom

Aesthetic Oiseau - web designer and project manager

Bryn Alexandra - advertising - making commercials, started interior decorating business - Bryan Alexandra Interiors

Beth @ The Stories of A to Z - former counselor, stay at home mom

Melissa Powar - employment lawyer

Red Door Home - mom and owner of a sewing business

Thomas of My White Shirt - accounting manager in large construction firm, home staging business

Deborah of Boxwood Terrace - insurance broker

Marina - fomer lab researcher with degree in Biochem/microbiology, sales marketing, currently studying interior design in London

Name is Grace - stay at home mom

Things That Inspire - former technology consultant and mom

Charlie of Charlie's Design Diary - internet security specialist (anti-virus and cryptology)

Janis of White Alder Home- on maternity leave from job in special education

Wanderluster of Rambling Renovators- on maternity leave from job as a project manager/consultant

JeanetteS - corporate job

Hello Lover...of all things beautiful - pediatric intensive care nurse

Diane Dorrans Saeks of The Style Saloniste - design book author, design editor

V - lawyer

Jenn of Department of the Interior DC - digital public relations

Janet of All Trades- customer service for design related firm

Felicity Slater of Far Away Felicity- tax lawyer

Jill of Forever Cottage - degree in marketing, worked in non-profit management, mom

Maddie G Design - CPA, fund management in private equity firm, mom

Also thank you to these bloggers who are in the design field and who left kind comments of encouragement: Lauren of Pure Style Home, Maria of Colour me Happy, Pamela from The House of Edward, and Janell of Isabella & Max. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone!

Pictures are from one of my very favorite houses - to see more of this house in New South Wales, click here. (Image via House and Garden Australia, owner/designer Suzanne Dougall, photographer Michael Wee.)