Our top 10 Interior design guides

July 10, 2016

What’s the difference between good and great interior design? 

Bringing a sense of style and purpose to your home can be overwhelming at times, how do you convey your unique sense of style while making a space comfortable and liveable at the same time? Often this conflict between style and comfort can be so overwhelming that your spaces become an incoherent mishmash of ‘things’.

The design of a house and the things within it can change how you live and feel in your home, the atmosphere and ultimately how it functions. So to help you on your style journey we’ve created a list of our favourite interior design blogs for practical and professional tips for your living spaces.

1. Dwell
“At Dwell, we are staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. That good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines" – we couldn’t agree more.

2. Design Milk
Ready for your daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!) An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world. Drink up!”

3. Design*Sponge
Design*Sponge is a design blog run by Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates 3 to 5 times per day and was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of devoted readers across the globe and currently reaches over 1 million readers per day.

4. Dezeen
Dezeen is one of the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazines, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing.
Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.

5. Apartment Therapy
Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.
They believe a calm, healthy, beautiful home is a necessary foundation for happiness and success in the world. Creating this home doesn't require large amounts of money or space. It requires inspiration, connection to resources and motivation to do something about it. The basic elements of good home design can be learned and achieved by all. Simplicity and luxury are not mutually exclusive.

6. Decor8
Run by Holly Becker, a journalist, author and interior stylist with a 4th book soon to release this September. On decor8, Holly shares decorating ideas, trends and beautiful objects and places - those extra special finds, often made by hand, things that tell a story. I'm lucky enough to travel frequently so I record my many adventures here, too. Together with her small team, we present daily content to enlighten and inspire.

7. Houzz
A platform for home renovation and design, bringing homeowners
and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. Houzz started as a side project but has become a community of more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals. A fab place to browse and save beautiful home photos, to find the right design and construction professionals and a place to connect with others who have been there too.

8. Design Spotter
Is a leading international design platform, from a design blogroll which started three years ago to a mature design portal with a lot of new features . Designspotter publishes creative works and forces a worldwide media coverage in lifestyle and architecture magazines, newspapers, blogs and broadcasters.

9. Web Urbanist
WebUrbanist is a city-centric online publication about built environments and all things urban. Founded in 2007, the website covers global stories in the realms of architecture, art, design, travel and technology and has had over 80,000,000 visitors to date, averaging 1,000,000 visitors a month. Instead of a deluge of daily blog-style content, their focus is on quality over quantity, engagement over frequency – and they work to find the most innovative, compelling and cutting-edge designs and ideas.

10. The Style Files
The Style Files is Danielle de Lange’s daily weblog about design and (life) style. The Style Files is dedicated to search the globe for inspirational finds. Observations and ideas related to design, interiors, art and other life enhancing subjects are posted daily. This is a place to absorb new ideas, find new products and designs and to get inspired! Based in The Netherlands, The Style Files gives worldwide coverage from a European viewpoint, with an emphasis on Dutch and the –not so standard- design.


*images by http://derekswalwell.com/

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