There are people behind certain blogs who share a part of themselves each and every day. Before you know it, we feel like friends. Old friends. They teach us. They challenge us. They push us to embrace new styles. It’s about time we give them a round of applause. Presenting–in no particular order–the 24 blogs that have captured our decorating spirits.
TV host, designer, stylist, blogger, and funny lady Emily Henderson first captured our hearts on HGTV’s Design Star but has since held our attention with her lighthearted stories and ah-may-zing interior transformations on her blog.
Take her home tour.
READING MY TEA LEAVES
Erin Boyle, her husband and baby occupy 400 sq. ft. in Brooklyn and make it look easy. She shares her tips on life in small spaces with personal photos and elegantly-written essays. Her commitment to sustainability in the home inspires us all to care a little bit more about what we bring inside.
There’s a reason why Design*Sponge tops the best lists year after year. Grace Bonney and her team showcase clever DIYs, give us glimpses into homes all over the world, and offer us before and after’s that blow our minds.
Meghan McEwan started Daytripper because she loved looking into other people’s homes. Her space is one-part travel, one-part dreamy abodes. Her blog inspires us to seek out design ideas from other homes and places. Plus she makes us want to book a vacation already!
Stephanie Madewell, the writer behind Even Cleveland, inspires us each and every day with her inventive finds. We check this space out when we’re looking for a unique gift (say a cloud cookie cutter or a hand-hooked fox hunt rug) or need a little wardrobe inspo from her cleverly curated outfit collages.
LITTLE GREEN NOTEBOOK
We’re not sure how Jenny Komeda has time to run her own interior design business, write a blog, and raise a family, but we’re glad she does. Her blog is chock full of eye candy and clever DIYs that are both affordable and attainable.
CONFESSIONS OF A DESIGN GEEK
Want to know who or what the next big thing in design is? Just ask Katie Treggiden who devotes her entire space to discovering and supporting emerging designers. She also shares her can’t-miss shops in case you’re planning a trip somewhere cool.
BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME
Tobe Reed is that best friend that you always go to when you need to find that one item that will complete a room. She’s got an eye for art and vintage treasures as well as a serious knack for making her home look awesome.
If you’re thirsty for modern architecture that wows, chances are you’re already a daily reader of Design Milk. With a focus on contemporary homes, art and interiors, you’ll want to drink in as much as you can from this curated space.
LARK & LINEN
Toronto-based designer and lifestyle blogger Jacquelyn Clark brings us inspiration for every facet of our lives: from dinner party ideas, recipes and interior inspo, her roundups are what keep us coming back for more.
Celebrating the everyday is what Jonathan Lo does best. His happy space is a curated collection of the hottest design collabs as well as news about the latest design trends and an assortment of simply amazing finds.
Holly Becker has been blogging about design since 2006. It’s safe to say she knows her stuff. Whether she’s sharing new design books, trends or interviews, Holly continues to be a top resource for design addicts old and new.
CUPCAKES & CASHMERE
Emily Schuman may have started out as a fashion blogger, but she’s since blossomed into a lifestyle blogger that we want as our best friend. She loves decorating for the holidays (who doesn’t?) and knows how to throw and host amazing parties. She teaches us to create a space that is both unique and inspiring.
See her at-home workspace.
When we used to hear the word bohemian , it reminded us of tapestries and tie-dye, but blogger Justina Blakeney changed all that. She incorporates color, pattern and texture into her home so well that’s she’s created a whole new decorating term: the new bohemian.
This isn’t just a blog, but a resource. AT offers practical solutions for living in your space – from organizing your pantry to creating container gardens for your porch. If there’s a topic about your home that you need help with, chances are you’ll find an answer here.
Natural beauty. Those are the first words that come to mind when we think of Lauren Liess, the voice behind this blog. She’s so perfectly imperfect that we can’t seem to get enough of her effortless style. She narrates a decorating story that puts us at ease.
Kristin Jackson’s design philosophy—that you should hunt your surroundings to build a layered space that’s true to you—inspires us to keep decorating when the going gets tough. Sometimes really tough. Her adventurous approach to DIY projects will give even an amateur decorator that much-needed confidence boost.
See her latest teen bedroom redo.
Homemade happiness. That’s what comes to mind when we think about Elsie and Emma, two super-creative sisters dreaming up crowd-worthy ideas day after day. This dynamic duo escorts us through homes and prove, through their own can-do attitudes, that DIY is meant for everyone.
How did she do that? A common reaction when we see anything that Amber Lewis creates. The gutsy, go-with-the-flow designer has an inherent knack for mixing bold patterns and fresh colors. Plus, we can’t get enough of how she makes vintage and modern pieces work together.
Leave it to Stacey Bewkes, the chic force behind Quintessence, to show the world what smart, sophisticated style should look like. Covering everything from art and architecture to show houses and shopping, Bewkes teaches us the beauty of design through her own creative lens.
There are few who can master effortless sophistication like Paloma Contreras. Based in Houston, Texas, Contreras is an interior decorator (and domino cover girl! ) who has been sharing inspiration through her sharp eye and refined style since 2007.
Meet Suzanne and Lauren, the decorating duo behind McGrath II, who constantly remind us what it means to make a house a home. (Think: pieces that will last a lifestime and loads of color.) Trust us, you won’t want to miss their interior inspirations, antique excursions, and captivating design projects.
See their style.
There are places and spaces that just get it right: mixing high-spirited style with refreshingly authentic ideas. And there are certain designers who can masterfully bring that authentic, deeply personal part of decorating to life. We urge you to follow the daily adventures of Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke.
Meet Beth Woodson and Kristy Woodson Harvey, a dynamic (and absolutely charming) mother-daughter blogging team. The North Carolina natives share spaces and places that ring true to their mission of creating a home surrounded by things that express your personal style.
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