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 scrapbook 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 7,686. She’s just as likely to hone in on hand-painted wallpaper 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 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 no wonder that she has 93.8K followers!
Well I’m pleased to say that I slept much better last night and I hope all of you who were awake with me the night before did too. Today I’m off to my publisher @pavilionbooks as copies of my book are starting to arrive and I’m going in to sign a few and generally be excited in their office instead of mine until they get annoyed and ask me to leave. As some of you may have seen the book is mainly illustrated (by @abi.read.studio) but there are a few photos – my bathroom is one so it’s today’s picture of the day. And if you’ve read this far I’ve put the link to pre-order in my profile (hint: it’s on offer to early birds!). Have a lovely day all. . . #mybathroom #styleitdark #howivintage #interior123 #colourmyhome #nestandthrive #downpipe #farrowandball #nyfabhome #twinbasins #retrouvius #darkgreywalls #paintedfloor #fridayvibes #interiorinspo #myhome #cornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #ensuite
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 76.4K 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 3,071 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 29.6K followers).
6 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 218K followers on Instagram.
7 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 6,429 followers.