2015 Interior Blogging Awards Winners Announced
The winners of the Amara Interior Blogging Awards for 2015 has been announced!
Disappointed that we were unable to attend the London awards night ( just a little too far away for us) as a shortlisted blog we waiting to hear who the winners were. Amara announced the winners over Twitter with the hashtag #IBA15 as they were being read out on stage.
This year we didn’t make it, but we are extremely happy with our Top 5 2015 Best Australian Interiors Blog status. For a relatively new website The Design Library is ecstatic to have come this far. Onward and upward.
The Amara Interior Blogging Awards are run by Amara the luxury living UK interiors brand. The awards celebrate all avenues of interior design from those blogs dedicated to colour and design to those who focus on luxury living. This year they increased categories from 12 to 16, allowing even more inspirational and creative bloggers to enter from across the globe.
The finalists from each category were judged by –
- Sam Hood – Creative Director and Founder of Amara,
- Deborah Barker, Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens,
- Barbara Chandler Design Writer at the London Evening Standard,
- Anna Grafton – CEO of GP&J Baker,
- Charlie Crosby – Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball, and
- Lucy Freedman – Owner of the acclaimed blog LucyWillShowYou and winner of last year’s Editor’s Choice Award!
The Awards night was held on Wednesday October 28th, 2015 at The Ham Yard Hotel – London –
Congratulations to all the winners, listed below in each category along with the announced runner ups.
EDITORS CHOICE –
“Design Inspired, Decor Obsessed”
Gabriella Palumbo a Philly girl who now calls London home! She writes Flat 15 to share her passion for great design, original style and overall happy living! With posts about the interiors, fashion and contemporary art that inspires her.
BEST ARCHITECTURE BLOG
Winner – English Buildings
English Buildings is written by author Philip Wilkinson. His blog shares his encounters with many of his favourite English buildings, including some that are little known and are not see often in architectural history books.
Runner Up – Dezeen
BEST AUSTRALIAN INTERIORS BLOG
Winner – Est Magazine
Est Magazine is a free monthly digital design and lifestyle magazine that shares a relaxed Australian style with the world. Curating the very best in interiors sourced from around the globe, their editorial pages take a relaxed and stylish view, showcasing some of the world’s best homes, interiors, fashion, luxury goods, travel and lifestyle products.
Runner Up – Designed For Life
BEST COLOUR INSPIRATION BLOG
Winner – Lucy Loves Ya
Lucy loves to share her home projects, unique finds, interesting trends and interviews with inspirational well known designers, musicians and artists. She designs, sews and is a crackers about colour, kitsch and vintage inspiration.
Runner Up – Little Big Bell
BEST DESIGN INSPIRATION BLOG
Winner – Mad About The House
Kate Watson-Smyth, a journalist who’s been writing about property, interiors and design in national newspapers for more than 15 years.
Runner Up – Decorenvy
BEST DESIGNED BLOG
Winner – Copperline
Copperline is a blog by Fiona Reid a freelance journalist specializing in interiors, property and architecture. Who has been writing about design for seventeen years, working as a journalist for newspapers and magazines across the UK. Starting as an interest her site has grown and now it’s a passion.
Runner Up – Upcyclist
BEST DIY & CRAFTS BLOG
Winner – The Lovely Drawer
A blog run by Teri a designer, illustrator, stylist and crafter and daydream about her next DIY project.
Runner Up – Apartment Apothecary
BEST EUROPEAN INTERIORS BLOG
Winner – Gucki
Gucki is a website written by Alessandra Barlassina a designer living in Milan, Italy. In her words “Gucki is the place to collect, cherish and share what fascinates me, fascinates me and inspires me”. She writes about design, travel, lifestyle, photography, recipes and DIY projects.
Runner Up – My Scandinavian Home
BEST FASHION INSPIRED BLOG
Winner – Apartment Number 4
Apartment Number 4 is written by Victoria Jackson, its a little haven of her three favourite D’s – decorating, design and DIY’s. She wants Apartment Number 4 to inspire and says “Interior design can seem unachievable, unattainable and, a lot of the time, completely unaffordable. But that’s where I come in – whether I’m writing about the latest interior trends or how to create a certain look, you can expect to see purse friendly options”.
Runner Up – Old Fashioned Susie
BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER BLOG
Winner – Lucy Gough Stylist Blog
Lucy Gough and I’m an Australian Interior Stylist based in London. On her blog you will find a collection of her favourite things in design and interiors. With a background in editorial styling she is passionate about creating beautiful images.
Runner Up – Smartstyle Interiors
BEST INTERIOR MAGAZINE BLOG
Winner – Girl About Tech
Amy Cutmore blogs about tech gadgets in the home. As consumer editor at Ideal home magazine she has a great insight into what is available, what’s new and how it works. And most importantly how it looks. She’s finding gadgets to make your life easier.
Runner Up – The English Home
BEST INTERNATIONAL INTERIORS BLOG
Winner – Styled Canvas
Styled Canvas is written by Mel Chesneau who lives in Auckland New Zealand.
With a website around interiors she describes her style on her website as ” I am a lover of so many different styled interiors, from the mid-century classic, to the eclectic or Nordic cool. My all time favourite style is the mix of everything – what the French call, “Bobo” (bourgeois bohemian). To me a mid century chair looks great beside an antique cabinet, as does a flea market art find from an unknown artist that’s hung next to a collectable artist, and let’s not forget a designer lamp on a distressed table”.
BEST LUXURY BLOG
Winner – Design Hunter UK
Design Hunter was established in 2009 by Helen Powell, it is an award-winning UK design and lifestyle blog with a focus on understated luxury and enduring modern design.
Design Hunter covers interiors, design and lifestyle products, architecture, fashion, property and travel. They appreciate objects and interiors that reference honesty and simplicity in their design and use of materials, and they believe in buying less, but buying better. Above all, they believe that the objects we choose to live with should help create a home that is inviting, restful and a place of sanctuary.
BEST NEWCOMER BLOG
Winner – Don’t Cramp My Style
Don’t Cramp My Style is written by Anna who lives in Manchester and calls herself a Style Blogger. She is an interiors graduate and also writes about lifestyle, beauty and fashion. She loves to try new things and share her experiences.
Runner Up – Stella + The Stars
BEST ORGANISATION BLOG
Winner – MiaFleur
The Mia Fleur website is an online boutique selling a range of exquisite interiors products. They look to fill the gap in truly unique interiors and find the best in quirky interiors. Their website is written by Amelia who has a degree in textile design, Jacqui also with a degree in textile design and her own fabric collection and Hollie with a degree in Fashion and Textile management. What a creative group of girls.
Runner Up – The French Bedroom Company
BEST USA INTERIORS BLOG
Winner – Anna E. Lee Interior Design
Anna Eskridge in a recent graduate of interior design and her blog is a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on interior design and organising. It’s about creating beautiful, functional spaces that empower people to live their lives to the fullest. On her blog you will find posts on DIY projects, inspirational interiors and posts from guest bloggers.
To see the entire list and all in each category click-through to the 2015 winners interior blog awards.
Feature image by Photographer John Nassari