Five Interior Design Blogs to Follow in 2015
February 24, 2015
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Although basic design principles always remain consistent, interior design blogs can be a great source for new ideas and inspiration for interior designers who want to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. Consider these five online interior design blogs, which will help inform and educate the work of interior designers in 2015:
1. Apartment Therapy
"Saving the world, one room at a time" is the tagline of Apartment Therapy, created by former interior designer Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan. The best part of this website is its authenticity: It features countless individual spaces submitted by members of the creative community. It is a particularly useful source for interior designers looking to stay up to date on the zeitgeist of today and what's trending right now. The "Maxwell's Daily Find" feature presents a daily discovery from the founder, from scented candles to shoe storage solutions.
Design*Sponge is run by Brooklyn-based writer Grace Bonney, who felt that the under-35 demographic wasn't being addressed when it came to interior design. Now 10 years old, this blog and website stands out as an excellent resource for interior designers by producing updates four to five times a day, with regular DIY projects, makeovers — including the all-important before-and-after pics — and a generous focus on trends. Design*Sponge has resonated across the world and now reaches over 1 million readers per day. It was described as a "Martha Stewart Living for the millennials" by The New York Times.
Dezeen is followed by a global community and is a vital interior design outlet. Covering architecture as well as design, it is one of the most popular and influential architecture and design magazines in the world, having won many awards since it was established in 2006. Online, Dezeen now publishes daily blogs in addition to its opinion pieces and news reports. The Dezeen Daily newsletter is a comprehensive roundup of design stories, and one of the most useful interior design blogs for those who appreciate cleverly written and carefully curated editorials.
Houzz is a comprehensive collection of home improvement ideas for every room and space in the house. With features like "Kitchen of the Week" and "My Houzz," this collaborative platform for designers and homeowners has grown to over 25 million consumers. The high-end photography makes it a particularly engaging reference point for designers who are inspired by great visuals.
5. Life in Sketch
Design blog Life in Sketch focuses on interiors and life in New York City. Founder Tina Ramchandani brings her own experience and eye to great design projects and new interior developments. Describing herself as "an interior designer, sketching through life," her stated aim is to share unique perspectives and tips of the trade. Although it is one of the lesser-known blogs, it is gaining momentum within the design community. It's updated five times a week.
Interior design blogs are one of the best resources for designers around the world right now and a great place to start when looking for inspiration in 2015.
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