I have always had an interest in interior design, as far as I can remember, I always enjoyed looking at a space and thinking of its layout and all the pretty things that could live in it. As a child I loved going tiles/wardrobe/lamp shopping with my parents, I loved looking at shapes, touching the different textures and fantasising about what my bedroom could look like. It is also good to mention that my parents both love design and our house was always filled with ELLE Decoration and new homeware items (that’s their latest purchase which I think is pretty cool!).
In my teens, I used to spend hours drawing plans of what my future house (***cough***mansion***cough***) would look like. I also considered studying architecture, but I had other passions at the time that drove me to another direction.
Fast forward to university, and I discovered a new world of inspiration the Internet! Pinterest, interior blogs, sources of inspiration where booming and endless, and made me even more excited to get a house I could try all those new ideas in.
I started fantasising again as I entered the workplace, “one day I will able to afford a beautiful Diptyque candle for my coffee table”, “one day I will paint some walls in black“, and slowly but surely as the years went by I made those things happened. I think as I grew older I also started to develop my own interior personality and parted ways with my parents’s very contemporary tastes and aimed for something a little softer and a bit more eclectic (mid-century-modern-bohemian-Scandinavian anyone?). In the process I also became more faithful to some blogs as they really reflected what I wanted my spaces to feel and look like.
And because sharing is caring here are my top four favourite interior blogs at the moment (I say that because, who knows, in 3 years I may be really into shabby-chic?).
If you like a good house tour, this is the place to go! Lavish apartments in New York, cute trendy houses in LA, influencers’ offices – Homepolish’s magazine is your online source for interior envy.
Homepolish is actually an interior design company which provides designers services for private clients and companies, but their magazine/blog is a fantastic source of inspiration. They also share advice to help people like us make the right interior decisions.
Kate has the most beautiful home. Originally a beauty blogger, Kate has been regularly sharing interior updates of her Glasgow apartment, and everything she picks and does is Pinterest-worthy.
She also has the two most adorable fur-babies which makes her an even greater interior inspiration for cat owners like me!
Not only is Shea McGee a very talented interior designer, but her career is a real inspiration. She built her company in few years and is an Instagram phenomenon. If you want home and career inspiration, look no further!
Her company’s blog is a great source of interior tips, and make sure to visit their Youtube channel too for even more guides to make your coffee table super Instagramable!
Don’t be fooled by the English name this is actually a French blog! But even if you don’t understand French you will understand the pictures and, trust me, they are worth looking at!
The objective of Constance Gennari, the founder of The Socialite Family, was to share the real homes of modern and trendy families living in Paris, London, Milan and many other places.
Here you go, four very different digital universes, all very inspiring! Now I will go grab a paint brush because I have a bit of decorating to do!
My second favourite blogs post on all things beauty is here!