The popularity of websites like Pinterest and Houzz tell you just how much we love trawling the internet for interior design inspiration. But there are an awful lot of style tips out there… The Resident is here to help you discover the best of it with London’s savviest, sassiest interiors bloggers…
1 Lucy Will Show You
Design consultant Lucy Freedman’s blog Lucy Will Show You is less of a conventional interior design how-to blog and more a scrap book full of beautifully designed places, spaces and events. Lucy’s dreamy world can all be previewed on her Instagram, where she currently has a following of 6,778. She’s just as likely to hone in on hand-painted wall paper as she is to take you on a tour of stylish hotels and plush fashion boutiques.
2 Mad About the House
I have serious house envy for almost every room on interiors blog Mad About the House, founded by interiors journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. The pictures are simply gorgeous – showing achievable looks and they are coupled with Kate’s practical advice about adding colour, pattern and new looks to your home. She will even answer individual interiors questions you have in her section Your House and has recently set up an interior design consultancy. Before you thought it couldn’t get any better, Kate’s Instagram is aesthetically pleasing to say the least…it’s not wonder that she has 12.3K followers!
It’s been a long time in the making but coming soon is the madeaboutthehouse collection. That’s not a typo by the way. My capsule edit for @madedotcom will be online soon… #navyblue #brass #opulence #luxe #madaboutthehouse #madedotcom #armchair #tablelight #cushions #velvet
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3 Abigail Ahern
Acclaimed interior designer Abigail Ahern does homes with a fresh attitude and original style. Her blog is full of covetable rooms that will have you reaching for the paint chart – the designer even has her own range and an incredible 41.3K followers on Instagram. She has a keen eye for unusual but beautiful spaces – there’s not a Scandi-shabby chic room in site – and freely shares her expert knowledge on how to recreate them at home.
4 The Beat That My Heart Skipped
East London resident Rohini Wahi is a journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. Her blog The Beat That My Heart Skipped champions high street homewares and aspiring interiors businesses alike. There’s also excellent DIY tips, an entertainment section, which offers home styling tips for parties and a new kids area with advice on where to find tasteful children’s toys and how to make your home baby friendly. With 1,566 followers, Rohini also shares snippets over on her Instagram page.
5 Pentreath & Hall
The inspiration section on Pentreath & Hall’s website is as much of a treat as its shop in Bloomsbury – a treasure trove of knick knacks all impeccably sourced and styled. Written by Ben Pentreath, one half of the team behind the shop, the blog is a down to earth journal of their lives, from weekends away to spotlights on suppliers – it’s little wonder the blog has attracted a loyal following of fans (in particular over on their Instagram where they currently have 15.1K followers).
6 Homegirl London
Homegirl London is an easy to navigate interiors site packed full of beautiful images, top trends, interviews with designers, as well as restaurant and event reviews. Homegirl has her finger on the pulse on what’s hot in interiors in London, as well as seasonal suggestions that always feel just right. Homegirl shares her quirky finds on her Instagram page, where she currently has 4,185 followers.
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7 Little Big Bell
If colour is your thing go straight to this blog by Geraldine Tan. Little Big Bell shares her bright and bold decorative homewares, furniture and gift ideas. Geraldine’s tips will be sure to revive your house with an instant pop of colour and the blog can’t help but make you feel cheery. It’s no surprise that her colourful style has attracted a spectacular 65.7K followers on Instagram.
8 Fabric of My Life
Fabric of My Life is the design and interiors blog of Kate Baxter, a twenty-something, London-based interiors stylist. It features her favourite decorative finds, as well as inspirational interiors advice and guidance, along with affordable homeware shopping ideas. Kate’s Instagram feed (with a current following of 3,374) is simple, easy on the eye and absolutely gorgeous, it really will have you scrolling for hours.
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9 My Friend’s House
Ros Anderson, the editor of Cath Kidston Magazine, and Jill Macnair, an interior architect graduate, launched My Friend’s House in 2009. The blog is a fountain of interiors inspiration and an excellent source of quirky and often unheard of brands to add to your interiors wish list. As well divulging their creative finds, the South London duo blog about their efforts to do up their own homes and offer recommendations on must-see events and exhibitions for design fanatics. Even browsing over their Instagram (1,350 followers) for just a matter of minutes is enough to really get a feel for their style.
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