The Top 10 Interior Design ranking was last updated 21/09/2016.
Interior design journalist and author Kate Watson-Smyth has been writing about interior design in national newspapers for the last twenty years. Her blog mad about the house helps even the most inexperienced at styling and decorating add colour and personality to their home. Kate created the blog as an outlet for all of the “wonderful things and creators” she couldn’t find room for in her newspaper work. Through helpful tips and expert knowledge on all the components which go into making a house a home, Kate provides posts on a variety of design features.
Interior designer Carole King launched the Dear Designer’s Blog in 2009 to create her “own little library of loveliness” by collecting and sharing any design content that inspired her. Carole has recently started a new series on the blog to offer a platform for manufacturers and designers to showcase their products and explain their brand ethos. Highlighting new collections and design props inspired from restaurants and hotels, Dear Designer’s Blog helps readers bring their homes to life and inject timeless style.
Jen Stanbrook is an interior design writer and blogger with a love for researching room accessories and design concepts. Jen created LOVE CHIC LIVING to share design and style ideas for the family home “that doesn’t cost the earth”. Her recently launched course ‘PINSIGHT’ helps brands, entrepreneurs and bloggers to utilise Pinterest in their marketing strategies. LOVE CHIC LIVING provides advice on how to research and plan home makeovers based on budget and practicability. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re about to renovate or need tips to improve your living space.
The Bodie and Fou* blog was established in 2007 by French born Karine Candice Köng to share her passions, which include wellbeing, white interiors and other inspirations for the home. Karine was also the co-founder and creative director of online concept store BODIE and FOU, which was sold in January 2016. Throughout her blog, Karine uses a conversational tone which speaks to her readers, presenting them with delectable photography and inspiration to motivate them to embark on a journey to refresh their home. For more information about Karine, check out this week’s spotlight.
DESIGN HUNTER was launched by Helen Powell in 2009 as a place to record daily doses of architecture, minimalistic and luxury design, home accessories, and new interior collections. Along with her eye for design and “less is more” mantra, Helen uses her personal style to explore a variety of architects and objects which deliver bold contemporary statements. DESIGN HUNTER also features Helen’s home to give readers insight into the use of understated items by an interior and home influencer.
The ABIGAIL AHERN BLOG. by interior designer and author Abigail Ahern explores textiles, scents, use of space, and luxury rustic style. After launching her boutique back in 2003, Abigail has become a renowned designer and uses the ABIGAIL AHERN BLOG. to advise others on how to bring their homes to life and turn it into a space they won’t want to leave. Abigail’s blog is packed with information on how to align the home with seasonal trends while displaying a true appreciation of aesthetics and moody hues.
Devon based Stacey Sheppard created The Design Sheppard in 2009 while working as a staff writer for Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine. The blog originally began as a place to store design content about products, concepts and events while researching for articles. Now attracting an audience on the search for interior inspiration, The Design Sheppard focuses on all things related to interior design – encompassing wallpapers, lighting, individual room designs, and showcasing local and UK wide manufacturers and designers.
Fresh Design Blog takes a look at the best ways to add colour and style to your interior scheme, taking inspiration from high street brands and lesser known stores. The blog was established in 2009 by freelance writer Rachel Newcombe to profile the best contemporary design ideas and bargains. Whether you’re on the search for furnishings to decorate a table or looking for tips for a complete revamp, the Fresh Design Blog helps readers learn how to use colours and combine objects for the perfect finishing touches. The blog also touches on how to mix vintage style with contemporary design.
Interiors obsessive and former secondary school teacher Katy Orme launched APARTMENT APOTHECARY in 2013 to share ideas on how to decorate the home on a budget. Filled with heaps of craft and DIY ideas complete with step-by-step tutorials, Katy teaches her readers how to personalise their space and showcases her ideas in her central London flat. As well as providing tips on how to paint furniture, knit throws and refresh the walls, APARTMENT APOTHECARY also posts home tours, giving insight into a variety of styles.
10. Swoon Worthy
Swoon Worthy by Kimberly Duran has to be the most eclectic mix of bohemian interior glam. Kimberley is a self-proclaimed “unashamed maximalist” who treats her readers to bold and extravagant colours, animal prints, gold finishes, and textured fabrics, amongst other eye-catching items. Created in 2010 after using her DIY skills to make her Edwardian house a striking contemporary home (inclusive of a man-cave), the blog encourages others to try their hand at expressing their own personality throughout their home.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these interior design blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.