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Interior Design Blogs UK Top 10

Last Updated 24/03/2016

1. Mad about the house
If you are mad about interiors, then you better visit this blog. It’s got ideas that range from mild to wild and visuals that make you want to redecorate. Author and interiors journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth, uses a friendly, conversational tone that puts readers at the heart of every home.

2. Dear Designer’s Blog

Author Carole King started this blog in 2009 as a way to create her ‘own little library of loveliness.’ The library she created helped her to then start up a digital interiors magazine. The Dear Designer blog remains her first love and boasts an extensive blogroll.

3. The Design Sheppard

Author Stacey Sheppard calls the blog her ‘online home’ and you are invited in. This blog stands out from others on the list for the functional yet beautiful ideas it offers – like for real homes.

4. Design Hunter

Launched in 2009, author Helen Powell’s Design Hunter is now an award-winning design and lifestyle blog with a focus on understated luxury and enduring modern design.

5. Love Chic Living

Author Jen Stanbrook has been busy writing a series about loft conversions and at other times, picking up awards including the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Best Interiors Blog award! Jen shows off her ‘insatiable love of home decor, interior design and home accessories’ through the blog that first started out in 2012.

6. Fresh Design Blog

The name says it all – it’s a fresh take on interiors. This blog offers ideas  and inspiration for the modern and contemporary home and does so keeping costs in mind. Palm reading wallpaper, back to school bargains, geometric coffee cup sets…you get the gist?

7. Abigail Ahern

Recognised amongst design aficionados and devotees, Abigail Ahern’s blog is still one of the most influential interior design blogs out there and is a regular in our Top 10!

8. Sophie Robinson

Sophie has worked interior design for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the industry. Over the years Sophie has made a name for herself and appeared on BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge.

9. HomeShoppingSpy

Featuring an array of different writers this blog features the latest decorating looks to the best new home-improvement ideas, plus new products from high-street stores that will help you to create your ideal home.

10. WowHaus

This is a blog that picks out the best and most interesting properties on the market. The properties featured on the site are very stylish with stunning architecture.   



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.


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Highlights from the Online Media Awards

The Guardian has much to celebrate after winning the maximum awards including the top accolade at The Drum’s Online Media Awards that took place on Wednesday at the Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel in London.

The awards night, co-sponsored by Cision UK, celebrated the best in online news and journalism, and was attended by some of the world’s leading media organisations including The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Channel 4, ITN and The BBC to name a few.

The Guardian won website of the year which was also chosen as the Grand Prix – the group took home an overall of 4 awards and a commendation. The Chairman’s Award, chosen by Noel Young of, went to

BBC News Online and Channel 4 News both won 3 awards each while BACP won the award for Best Health/Education News Site for

In the Individual awards the Online Editor of the Year went to Anna Doble, Channel 4 News. Digital Writer of the year was presented to Geoff White also from Channel 4 News and Best Freelance writer was awarded to Simon Hooper for Al Jazeera English Online.  Outstanding Digital Team of the Year was given to

The full list of winners, across all award categories, can be found on the Online Media Awards website but for a look at what really went on at the awards ceremony, scroll on down:

The event started out with a champagne reception:

drinks reception 2

And was followed by a selfie competition. Some of the entries included:



Taking home the bubbly, the best selfie of the night went to:

Doc Brown, comedian, rapper and actor, in performance:

The winners of the night included:

Cision’s Kirsti Kauronen presented five awards. Here is she on stage:



Summing it all up in a single tweet:

The Guardian, Channel 4 and BBC amongst Online Media Awards nominees

Channel 4, Sky, The Guardian, Times and BBC have today been announced among the finalists for the 2014 Online Media Awards.

Cision is one of the sponsors of the awards, which recognises the best and the boldest of online news-based creativity.

Gordon Young, the Awards’ founder and current PPA Editor of the Year said: ‘The Online Media Awards has very quickly established itself as an important annual event among the world’s leading online media brands. As the only awards scheme that focuses solely online, we’re delighted to be shining a light on the tremendous work being delivered by the digital writers and publishers and giving them the credit they so richly deserve.’

Entries were judged by a strong international panel including Anne Driscol, a  journalist who has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Huffington Post and People magazine; Bill Hagerty, chairman of British Journalism Review; Nick Wrenn VP, CNN International Digital Services; Raymond Snoddy OBE, journalist, presenter and author; Chris Boffey former news editor at the Sunday and Daily Mirror, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer and David Mill, former editor Online Editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, to name a few.

The winners will be announced on 11 June at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, London. Meanwhile, the 2014 Online Media Awards shortlist can be found here.

The Online Media Awards – entry deadline extended

online media awards logoThe Online Media Awards presented by The Drum in association with Cision is set to take place at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on 11 June. The award ceremony, now in its fourth year, identifies the best and boldest in online news-creativity. The awards are spread across 32 categories and include Marketer of the Year, Brand of the Year and Marketing Agency of the Year, among others.  

The shortlist of nominees will be disclosed on the 1 May and the winners will be announced at the event. 

Although the official entry deadline for The Online Media Awards has now passed, extensions have been made available.  If you would like to arrange an extension, please contact Caity Ryan on 0141 559 6063 or submit your entries online at