the best design blogs of 2016

presenting–in no particular order–23 design blogs leading the pack in 2016!
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It’s 2016, and these are the blogs that truly inspire us, right now. If they have one thing in common, it’s their relatable approach to elevating the everyday. These are the people who inspire us, day after day, by pushing the boundaries of design with fearless use of color, pattern, and style. They challenge us to break out of our comfort zones and embrace the unexpected. Presenting–in no particular order–the 23 blogs that have captured our hearts, and inspired our homes.

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Bright colors, Pinterest-perfect designs, and fearlessly decked interiors are just a few of the things we love about DesignLoveFest. Founded by

bri emery

the all-encompassing lifestyle blog is a staple for the whimsical and unexpected.

amber interiors

Getting lost within Amber Lewis’ ever-growing feed of stunning interiors has become a staple in our morning routine. From unbelievable before-and-after transformations, to lending a decorative hand to notable interiors (Cupcake & Cashmere’s Emily Schuman’s home remodel, for one!), the LA-based designer never fails to deliver on a covetable space.

dustjacket attic

Design, interiors, food, travel, and fashion. DustJacket Attic’s carefully curated feed of what seems to be an endless stream of design inspiration – we’re talking Parisian flats, Scandinavian villas, and restored farmhouses – embodies an elevated aesthetic we simply can’t get enough of!


Chances are, you probably have an image (or two) of

sarah sherman samuel

s on your Pinterest board. Formerly known as

smitten studio

Samuel’s blog Stories continues to inspire us with a distinct approach to effortless style, flawless interiors, and an unfailing eye for design perfection.

paper & stitch

With equal parts DIY and home decor, Brittany Mehlhoff’s blog, Paper & Stitch, has captured our design-loving hearts. With no shortage of vibrant tutorials, glam home tours, and mouthwatering recipes, it’s safe to say we’re always looking forward to what comes next!

the design files

Consider this your go-to source for just about every pin-worthy home tour available Down Under. Since its inception in 2008, the site has become a staple for the most coveted interiors from across the globe, and a never-ending flow of inspired Australian spaces.

the style files

Based in a little village outside of Amsterdam, The Style Files has become a hub for Euro-focused design and inspirational finds from around the world. So it’s no surprise that Danielle de Lange’s thirst for new ideas and decor continues to inspire us on a daily basis.

brittany makes

We’ve been following Brittany closely as she’s taken on project after project, with a drool-worthy portfolio of home renovations. Our favorite? A seriously enviable kitchen reveal you really shouldn’t miss.

lark & linen

What began as a passion project turned into the embodiment of a lifelong dream for Toronto-based designer Jacquelyn Clark. With everything from helpful tricks of the trade to the most dreamy home tours and entertaining tips, lark & linen’s accessible approach to design and living is one to put into practice in our own homes, asap.


We’ve long admired Grace Bonney’s unapologetic passion for color and all things design, so it’s no surprise that the decor, DIY, and lifestyle blog has scored yet another spot on our list!

weekday carnival

Finland-based designer, stylist, and photographer Riikka Kantinkoski embraces the simplicity of Nordic design through a curated feed of streamlined interiors that keeps us coming back daily.

my scandinavian home

It goes without saying that My Scandinavian Home has become a standard for Nordic design inspiration. Founded by Niki Brantmark, who describes herself as ‘a London girl with a passion for Scandinavian design,’ the blog celebrates and upholds the simplicity and functionality of Swedish design.

a beautiful mess

If there’s one thing we love most about A Beautiful Mess, it’s the fact that it’s run by sisters. Well, that and a contagious affinity for home decor and the most colorfully clever DIYs, ever!

grey and scout 
Liz Bachman is the creative force behind Grey and Scout, and her seriously enviable eye for design (and the best beauty products) is just one of the reasons why her blog makes the cut this year.

we are scout
From Australian bloggers Lisa Tilse and Rebecca Lowrey Boyd, comes a clever outlet with a focus on vibrant design, exotic escapes, and seriously pin-worthy floral inspiration.

vintage revivals

Is there such a thing as too difficult a project? Vintage Revival’s Mandi certainly doesn’t think so. Armed with an unrelenting approach towards DIY, the fearless blogger boasts a rather impressive repertoire of works, from simple 15-minute DIYs to complete dream room makeovers.

studio matsalla

As the owner and lead interior designer of San Diego-based boutique Studio Matsalla, Vanessa Matsalla’s affinity for mixing the old with the new is heavily influenced by worldly travels and a serious knack for eclectic decor.

little green notebook

Jenny Komenda has long been our go-to source for design inspiration. The decor guru never fails to please with ingenious thrift store revivals, endless interior inspiration makeovers, and DIY projects you won’t be able to resist trying out yourself.

the design chaser
It’s no secret that

scandinavian style

is having a major moment, and interior stylist Michelle Halford continually pleases us with a rather impressive docket of refined interiors we could scroll through for days.

happy interior blog

Finding inspiration in everyday life is Igor Josifovic’s mantra. With a passion for interiors motivated by travel, and a helpful series dedicated entirely to the urban jungle enthusiast, you’ll discover endless worldly insights and ideas to inspire.

simply grove

At the age of nine, Kirsten Grove tackled a bedroom redecorating project. Nine years ago, she launched Simply Grove as an outlet for her creative aspirations. Today, the interior stylist continues to inspire us with her keen eye for design and a constant feed of gorgeous interiors.

the jungalow

Justina Blakeney’s fearless use of color and pattern has forever redefined bohemian design. With a best-seller in hand, the stylish blogger continues to push the boundaries of home decor with an affection for the unexpected and a spot-on mantra: decorate wild.

mad about the house

As a property and interior design journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth’s unique approach to interior design includes pragmatic lessons on design classics, finds with multi-purpose functions, and an ever-growing source list for your next project!

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.