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Grand Designs: Top 25 Home Design Blogs to Follow for 2014


Stepping into a professionally designed home can be jarring in a positive way. “So you’re telling me people actually LIVE like this?”, you might jealousy exclaim. Whether you are at a vacation rental, or visiting a neighbor down the street – stepping into a well designed space, even if you don’t have the knowledge or vocabulary to accurately describe it, leaves you in awe. Here’s the shocking part: it is not that hard. Bit by bit, piece by piece, you have the power to transform your own space into something out of a design catalog. We highly recommend the below-listed bloggers as a must-follow this year to help you do just that.

Amber Interiors

With over 10+ years of experience and extensive world travel under her belt, Amber’s New Bohemian style is decidedly colorful & playful yet undeniably chic, inviting and cool. Pop on over to the blog to see the recent haps around Amber Interiors as well as pick up a few designer “quick tips” and some DIY inspiration and maybe even a laugh or two. – Bridgid, Amber Interiors @AmberInteriors

Apartment 34

Apartment 34.com offers inspiring ways to add sophisticated style to your everyday life. We share unique finds and creative ideas related to modern décor, classic fashion, must-make food, wanderlust-worthy travel; all the details that make life a little better. So drop by and say hi! – Erin Hiemstra, Apartment 34 @apartment_34

Better Living Through Design

Better Living Through Design is your best link for the most exciting design products available online. We search through hundreds of websites each week, bringing you the best selection of home furnishings, personal accessories, and gadgets. Each post has a price and a direct link to the retailer- so if you like it, you can buy it. – Katie Hagar, Better Living Through Design @bltd

Centsational Girl

My motto is ‘fabulous, for less’ and I’ll show you how to fix up your place and with finesse, one do-it-yourself project at a time. I always share my tips, tricks, and tutorials whenever I transform a space or create something new. – Kate, Centsational Girl @centsationalgrl

Charles and Hudson

Be the King (or Queen) or your castle and visit Charles & Hudson. Your go-to resource for the latest tools, products and design inspiration for your home.There’s also a ton of do-it-yourself projects with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photos to get you started on your path to home improvement. – Timothy Dahl, Charles and Hudson @Charles_Hudson

Decor Chick

Decor Chick offers affordable home decorating ideas and DIY projects that anyone can do. Creating a home is Emily’s passion, so if she can empower you to make your home feel beautiful, her mission is complete. – Emily, Decor Chick @decor_chick


The go-to site for a lively global community of design-lovers, Dezeen is the destination for the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. As well as publishing a carefully-edited selection of projects each day, Dezeen breaks stories, shapes opinions and leads debate with its news, comment and features. – Dezeen @dezeen


Dwell.com is a showcase not only for the award-winning coverage that we feature each month in Dwell magazine, but also for timely, Web-only content that keeps our audience up to date on the latest developments and innovations in the worlds of modern design and architecture. – Will Lamb, Dwell @dwell


Today, Freshome is the go-to destination for anyone who is passionate about design, architecture, luxury, travel, lifestyle and creativity in the home. – Freshome, @freshome

Good Bones, Great Pieces

Our mission is to help you create a home you’ll love. We’ll take you with us on weekend antique excursions, clue you in to great trade resources and inspire you with our current design projects. – Good Bones, Great Pieces @goodbones

Hadley Court

Give yourself the gift of a quiet moment by reading Hadley Court. Relax with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy beautiful, inspirational pictures, stories and education on all aspects of gracious living, timeless design, the importance of giving and the celebration of family traditions. – Leslie Wood, Hadley Court @Hadley_Court

House of Earnest

If you’ve ever questioned your home decor skills, House of Earnest is a blog you should read. We inspire and encourage readers to take their style and decor into their own hands and create something special. – Erin, House of Earnest @houseofearnest

Life in Sketch

Life in Sketch is a design blog with an emphasis on interiors and New York City life. With over 9 years of experience in the design industry, founder Tina Ramchandani has an eye for well designed spaces and novel products with great design. Life in Sketch’s mission is to share unique perspectives on interior design, tips of the trade as related to products & practices and help every reader discover great design and inspire them to create a luxurious, stylish home for themselves. – Tina Ramchandani, Life in Sketch @LifeInSketch

Live the Life You Dream About

Written by Manhattan-based interior designer Sarah Sarna, Live The Life You Dream About is a lifestyle blog centered on Sarah’s belief that design is about embracing life and how we want to live it. For style, interior design, fashion, and lifestyle inspiration, 5 days per week. – Sarah Sarna, Live the Life You Dream About @sarahsarna

Material Girls

Welcome to Material Girls, a one-of-a-kind interior design blog that features tips and advice from real designers on the latest trends and fashions for the home, topped with a sprinkle of pop culture. – Material Girls, @materialgirls

My Paradissi

In My Paradissi blog you will find practical decorating tips, design trends, real home tours and inspiring hotels along with smart shopping finds and easy diy projects. It only takes a spark of imagination to create a beautiful and cozy home! – Eleni, My Paradissi @myparadissi

Niche Interiors

The Niche Interiors blog provides the latest in eco-friendly design, new and noteworthy home decor, and design trends. Our insider tips and tricks help you improve the style and function of your home – creating a space that anyone can enjoy. – Jennifer, Niche Interiors @NicheInteriors

Rambling Renovators

He’s an intern architect, she’s a design enthusiast and their blog Rambling Renovators chronicles the room-by-room renovation of their classic red-brick Toronto home. Featuring beautiful decorating ideas and doable DIY projects (which have caught the eye of design heavyweights like Nate Berkus and Better Homes and Gardens), Rambling Renovators provides inspiration for your hands-on room makeovers. – Jennifer Flores, Rambling Renovators @ramblingreno

Savvy Home Blog

Savvy Home was founded by Gabrielle Savoie in 2010 out of a beach apartment on the coast of South Australia. Three years later, Savvy Home, now based in Montreal Canada, has grown to become not just a blog, but an online decor destination providing inspiration, shopping and decor services to other avid decorators. The Savvy Home style is influenced by a love for the coastal lifestyle, mixed with the tradition and comfort of American design. – Gabrielle Savoie, Savvy Home Blog @SavvyHome


Shelterrific covers just about every subject that is related to our homes, including decorating, cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing and more, Shelterrific hopes to point you to the best products, ideas and resources available. – Shelterrific, @Shelterrific

Simplified Bee

As a wife, mother and interior designer, I knew homes could be orderly without sacrificing beauty. To share my passion for beautiful design and stylish organization, I created the Simplified Bee® Blog. Aimed to inspire, it’s a place I enjoy sharing gorgeous interiors, clever organizational tips, fabulous decor products and fun entertaining ideas. – Cristin Bisbee Priest, Simplified Bee @simplifiedbee

Simply Grove

When you visit Simply Grove, you will be immediately greeted by interior design and decor from all over the world. Whether it’s a Danish home tour or an Australian DIY, you will find inspiration and practical tips for your own home. – Kirsten Grove, Simply Grove @simplygrove

So Haute

So Haute is a decorating and lifestyle blog that serves as a guide to stylish living for décor obsessed readers around the globe. – So Haute, @nicolegibbons

The House of Smiths

The House of Smiths blog is a collaboration of home DIY, decorating, a little crafting, family life … and all the humor that we find in it along the way.  – The House of Smiths, @houseofsmiths

The Nester

Real, approachable, family-style, affordable design. – The Nester, @thenester

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