I help my clients to build simple elegant blogs without fluff or useless features. People always ask if I am designer or a “Web Guy”. I feel that most of us can build a web presence and we don’t need to be a designer to look good. I’ve found some wonderful designs to make WordPress look sweet from the guys at Sandbox.
You can learn a thing or two about CSS or find a friend who knows about CSS and persuade them to help. With tools like WordPress and CSS creating a sweet web presence is not rocket science. The first step is always finding a few sites you like and writing down what you like about them.
If this sounds very complicated you might want to consider finding a Technology Coach, and I think you are already well on you way.