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On the Seventh Day of Christmas: Seven Design Blogs to Read

On the Seventh Day of Christmas: Seven Interior Design Blogs to ReadOn the seventh day of Christmas, we give you: Seven Interior Design Blogs to Read, Six Festive Cocktails, Five Holiday Wishes, Four Tips for a Successful RenovationThree Blogs Not to MissTwo New Traditions, and One Room to Refresh.

If you’re like me, the combination of more time spent indoors during winter along with holiday season “downtime” often turns into a push to complete (or even just start) a home improvement project I’ve been thinking about for months! On Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas series, I share with you seven of my favorite sources of design inspiration from across the web.

7. The Design Files

Though it aims to be “Australia’s Go-To Design Destination,” The Design Files’ posts are definitely relevant to those of us not living down under! The blog is full of gorgeous home tours, architecture, and interior posts sorted into useful categories that make it easy to find just the right inspiration – minimalist, family, coastal, etc.

6. Mad About The House

Mad About The House features the pragmatic and engaging content of Kate Watson-Smith, a journalist turned design blogger and consultant. Kate’s posts are as personable and entertaining as they are informative. Her recent thoughts on the need to push past the desire to attain perfectionism in our homes got me thinking.

5. House Beautiful

House Beautiful’s online presence is every bit as satisfying as its print edition. It’s packed with design inspiration for every style and every room of the house. Once your interior is situated, extend your home outdoors with House Beautiful’s inspiration for the garden.

4. Design to Inspire

Put together by a Canadian and Australian team, the posts on Design to Inspire are focused on homes across the globe. Their content is a delight to scroll; it’s light on words and heavy on dazzling photography.

3. Yellow Brick Home

Yellow Brick Home follows the renovations of DIYer couple Kim and Scott. The couple covers five renovations in-depth, often sharing what they’ve learned and why they made the design decisions they did. Check out some incredible Before and After galleries.

2. Style by Emily Henderson

From luxury renovation projects to high-end looking DIYs, Emily, and her crew at Style by Emily Hendersen cover all the bases in posts that are helpful and a voice that’s friendly and authentic. Also, if you’re still after last-minute gift ideas, I found Emily’s gift guides this year to be spot on!

1. Cup of Jo

Though not expressly an interior design blog, Cup of Jo has featured some of my personal all-time favorite house tours. The interviews accompanying the tours offer glimpses into the lives of the home’s occupants that enhance the tour as much as the photography. Cup of Jo’s weekend link lists have been a staple of my weekends for years!

Now it’s your turn. What are some of your go-to blogs for inspiration?


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Renee Project Manager
Renee Beere has been helping Spectrum Design Group clients through their design and renovation projects since 2021. A project manager through and through, she enjoys every step of the design-build process from the first design meeting in a client's home through the final walkthrough at the end of construction. Renee strives to be a supportive member of the SDG team and a guide and advocate for SDG clients. She maintains close connections with the many talented tradespeople who make SDG's work shine. When not working on client projects, Renee muddles her way through DIY projects, reads classic novels and design magazines, runs slowly, and spends time with her family. She can't live without coffee. She can live without shutters.

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