Thursday, 22 August 2013

Five favourite home/design blogs

Since we started looknig to buy a house the number of fashion blogs I read has fallen significantly, and the number of home and design related blogs in my feed has increased significantly. These are my top five at the moment, but I'd love to find more, so please do share your favourites in the comments!

manhattan nest

Manhattan Nest started as a blog about blogger Daniel's diy Manhattan apartment. A move to Brooklyn followed that, but more recently he's taken on a complete renovation of a giant Victorian house in the Hudson Valley, and it's such a fascinating read. I love his writing style which is so friendly and approachable, and his ability to make places look amazing on a shoe-string budget is seriously inspiring. Whenever a new post appears I just gobble it up and immediately want to pick up a paintbrush!


Door Sixteen started out as another renovation blog, and though the renovation is nearly done now (or as done as looking after an old house can ever be!), I really love Anna's style, and how her blog has evolved from being a pure homey blog to a lifestyle blog with a bit of everything from skincare to vegan cooking.


My Scandinavian Home is my go to blog for serious design eye candy. I am totally obsessed with the midcentury Scandinavian look, and this blog is probably to blame for my obsession with painting everything white and endlessly trawling ebay for 1950s design classics. Scandinavians just do everything better.


Stylizimo is a blog that shares the perfect mix of inspirational perfectly styled homes and photos of Nina's own home, which makes you believe that the perfection in magazines really is achievable in your own place. Well, I don't think I could ever be that tidy, but it gives me some hope anyway!


Finally sfgirlbybay is pretty much the grandmama of design blogs for me. It's the one that really started off my obsession with home and design blogs, and the one I always look forward to a new post from. Victoria's taste is just impeccable in my eyes, she can do no wrong.


Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I love all things Scandinavian too so I'm off to check out that blog! xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh, interiors porn :) Have you seen Apartment Therapy? That's got loads of photo collages and ideas for every room you could imagine. Decor8 is lush too. x

Abby Mifsud said...

Home design blogs can be so addicting - helping us dream up the perfect homes and flats. Some of these here are new to me :).
You may like <3

Katie Frank said...

That last one is great !

PinkBow said...

Must check these out

Paola Lauretano said...

I love home design blogs!!!!
Tnx for sharing..... kisses!

Style Eyes said...

Such an exciting time buying a new house. I love the choosing, planning, designing and buying new stuff!

Nicole said...

Oh thanks for the suggestions I'm going to check them all out!!
I actually just came across your blog and cannot wait to see more posts! & keep in touch!

xoxo Nicole

gypsy said...

I adore everything Scandinavian interiors! Thank you for sharing, definitely going to check these blogs out.

Josie said...

I've been looking for some good interior blogs lately, these look fab! xxx

Marlen said...

oh how i wish i saw this post this weekend!! i've been dying to change my template and finally bought one on saturday, but all these are such great inspiration ideas. i really love the last one!

xo marlen
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Maria Fallon said...

These all look amazing, off to check them out!

Maria xxx

Matthew Pike said...

Manhattan Nest looks excellent, if you search for stuff on pinterest then click through to original source, I find that a good way to find new blogs

Oisille said...

try the little green notebook and emily henderson - they both have great diy tutorials if you need to do things on the cheaper side! The first one in particular is about to my guide in some reupholstering projects!