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The internet is a beautiful thing when it comes to our never-ending search for home inspiration. Between our Pinterest boards, the discover feed on Instagram, and the dozens of design blogs we read, we spend more hours scrolling through gorgeous images and ideas than we can count. Of course, IRL events and experiences are important, and you’ll catch us making the rounds during Design Week every year to spot the latest trends and meet the makers and creators on the cutting edge of design.

But it’s the bloggers, DIYers, and self-made designers who are bringing these styles to the masses and making these ideas work for real life—and that’s what Domino is all about: chic, accessible design that you can feel good about bringing into your home. So for the inaugural Domino Design Blog Awards, we sought to champion these often overlooked players in the design industry by asking you to tell us about the must-follow creative bloggers around the world. 

We received more than 150 nominations and whittled the list down to a standout group of 42 individuals in seven categories that were then voted on by the public. More than 68,000 votes were cast to determine the winners.   We also partnered with Pinterest—the social platform most used by design bloggers—for a Pinner’s Choice Award, and we collaborated with the Awards’ sponsor, Tribute Portfolio Hotels, to select the Modern Maverick Award, given to the blogger who best reflects the Tribute guest: an unconventional, colorful individual who relishes in discovering and sharing new experiences.
So without further ado, I am thrilled to reveal the winners of the first-ever Design Blog Awards. Next week, each winner will be celebrated with a feature profile here on Domino so you can learn more about the personalities behind your favorite blogs.

Best Small Space Living Blog:

Reading My Tea Leaves by

Erin Boyle

Best Interior Design Blog:

Amber Interiors by Amber Lewis

Best Renovation Blog:

Chris Loves Julia by

Julia and Chris


Best DIY Blog:

Sugar and Cloth by Ashley Rose

Best Lifestyle Blog:

Room for Tuesday by Sarah Gibson

Best International Design Blog:

My Scandinavian Home by Niki Brantmark

Best New Design Blog:

Anita Yokota

Pinner’s Choice Award:

Grillo Designs by Medina Grillo

Editors’ Pick: The Modern Maverick:

SG Style by Shavonda Gardner

[In the lead image, top row, L to R: Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, photo by Cameron Gardner; Medina Grillo of Grillo Designs; Niki Brantmark of My Scandinavian Home. Middle row, L to R: Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth; Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves; Anita Yokota. Bottom row, L to R: Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday; Julia and Chris Marcum of Chris Loves Julia; Shavonda Gardner of SG Style.]

See more design blog inspiration:

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