Being an interior designer, I’m always trying to stay on top of the trends and make sure I can give my clients the most up to date options available (if that’s what they want). New products enter the market daily, so it can be challenging to stay on top of things.
But it’s a fine balance of what is legitimate research, and what is me just getting sucked into the time warp that is the internet!
Some sites just pull me in, and I seem to get sucked into the vortex. So I thought I would share the sites I spend time on and who I think has great content when it comes to interior design and styling. We all need a little light reading every now and again to just relax and enjoy our lives, so here are my top 5 bloggers for interior design.
Jen Bishop from The Interiors Addict has been one of the most prolific bloggers in the interior design space for the last few years, with a massive following. She covers topics from budget friendly makeovers to high end renovations, as well as house tours, expert tips and much, much more.
The website is great to browse when you need inspiration for a new space and has practical advice on sourcing products too.
She is really down to earth and appeals to me because she isn’t too pretentious. They feature affordable products as well as luxury items, and everything in between, so I can usually find something that interests me in their content
Katrina started her journey as a contestant on The Block in 2011, when she entered with her sister, but has been actively blogging since 2006. Her website is more diverse and covers topics from design, lifestyle, wellness, DIY, and interior styling. This gives it a lot of diversity, and I love Katrina’s down to earth writing style.
She critiques weekly reveals on many Australian property reality TV shows, and gives her opinion on who should have won.
It’s a fun site, and a little light-hearted, but the photography is always spot on. I love browsing through the pictures and when I’m on Pinterest I always seem to stumble on something that Katrina has posted.
In short, I love her laid back vibe and the honesty with which she writes.
I just love this site! They cover everything from homes, art, and architecture to food and family. It’s down to earth and unpretentious. The interviews The Design Files do with local designers and creatives give you insight into how they started, and what their journey has really been like. They don’t tend to sugar coat things, so it feels real. It really gets deep into their businesses and shows the warts and all side of running businesses in the creative area. They use a lot of pictures in their articles, and being a visual person, it really appeals to me.
I also love the feature properties that are for sale, as I love to have a sticky beak at what’s on the market in other areas of Australia.
Chris from The Life Creative has been styling and blogging for a while now, and he really knows his stuff. He is also about bringing style to everyone and making it affordable, which I love!
So often the magazines and reno shows make you feel like it’s really only the rich who can afford to live in beautiful spaces and have nice things. But this just isn’t the case.
There is always an affordable option available, that can look just as good as the more expensive options.
He has a classic and slightly more masculine vibe to his styling, but it’s a nice change to some of what’s around at the moment. Check him out by clicking on his logo above…
I know HOUZZ is more of a platform than a blog, but its one of the places I go for inspiration and advice on how to get a particular look. I love that you can save images in a book – just like Pinterest.
Their newsletters are always interesting, and mostly localised to the Australian market, which is why it’s been so successful. They do have lots of international content if you want to see it, but I love that you can source local trades and products right from the site. This makes it an easy way to find what you’re looking for.
The contributors are all professional writers with a special interest in design and style. This gives the site a really polished and professional feel.
Let me know your favourites, as I’m always looking for great design blogs to while away all those spare hours I have…
If you’re looking for help with an interior project you’re planning, I’d love to help. Get in contact and we can catch up for a chat over a coffee to see how I can assist.