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Virtually any individual who owns or is renting a home immediately seeks options to personalize their homes in such a way that show their own  ideas, style or to follow trends. 

With the huge amount of information gathered around the web, bloggers (with their unique voice) still is one of the go-to places on the web to get inspiration from.

So, I’ve scoured the web to find all time favorite inspiring home design blogs for just about anyone desiring find creative ideas and seek recommendations on the ways of home interior decorating, be it personal or those hoping to engage in it on a professional level.

Here they are in no particular order. I understand that there are lots of inspiring home interior design blogs out there, this is just to get the ball rolling.


1. Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge is one of the first design blogs I’ve discovered to get inspiration from. One can feel the sweetness and personality of its founder, Grace Bonney and all D*S contributors in every article. This light vibe will keep you coming back for more.


Design*Sponge is a design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates between 6-8 times per day and was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of devoted readers across the globe.

Must read: Biz Ladies

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One of D*S recent posts, Dorm DIY: wax paper candle holders.


2. Apartment Therapy

For massive tips and interior design photos, Apartment Therapy won’t let you down. From home tours to tips to make your house appear cleaner than it is, almost every imaginable home design topics are all here.


Ten years ago, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan was known as the “apartment therapist,” traveling by scooter to his clients’ homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. In April 2004, Maxwell, with his brother Oliver Ryan, launched Apartment Therapy and has continued to offer its readers different ways to build their own “good life,” based not just on style but on lifestyle.

Must read: Good Questions

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Apartment Therapy recently posted 5 tips to make your house appear cleaner than it is.


3. Cococozy

For anything nice and yes, cozy, the Cococozy blog is and excellent source of inspiration. Run by a Los Angeles based writer only known as Coco, who generously shares her best finds and goodies to style your home.


Cococozy is run by a Los Angeles based writer known as Coco, who loves design and decor… everything about it. She describes herself as not a professional interior decorator or design expert – just someone who likes anything to do with house and home.

Must read: Cococozy Textiles

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A recently uploaded sparkling sneak peek at theCococozy HQ at night


4. Decor8

Holly Becker’s decor8 is a favorite of almost every interior design blogger out there. Six years on and with her freshly designed blog, every page is definitely a juicy read.


Founder & Editor Holly Becker is an American best selling author, freelance journalist, interiors stylist and workshop leader who lives in Hannover, Germany. She launched decor8 in January 2006 after a decade-long stint in the corporate world as a human resources and facilities project manager long before design blogs were a popular source of information on the web. Holly wanted to write on topics that she felt passionate for and her goal was to live a more creative life and encourage others to do so and felt that leaving her career to start anew was a leap of faith she was willing to take.

Must read: Book Reviews

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Holly Becker talks about never giving up on your dreams in a recent interview.


5. Remodelista

Remodelista, by its name, is the source for remodeling or renovation project. But it’s more than that, writers for this informative blog explore ideas for your home design, what’s remarkable in antique and vintage furnishing and just about every idea to re-invent your home.


Remodelista is run by a group of friends who share eerily similar design sensibilities; a collective design DNA.

Must read: Architect Visits

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Remodelista recently posted, thanksgiving dinner at Le Marché St. George in Vancouver.


6. Inhabitat

Looking for green design ideas, innovations and inspirations? This blog is a must visit for you.Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.


Founded by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher, is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Must read: Green Technology

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Inhabitat posts about hanging a bicycle taxidermy on your wall.


7. Desire to Inspire

Whether you’re looking for mid-century homes, classics and relaxing getaways Desire to Inspire delivers the best of inspirations. The personal blurbs on top of each beautiful home interior find is a nice touch.


Kim and Jo have never met but there is a bond between them that is so strong that it can cross half the world and back again. You see Kim and Jo are interior design junkies. They go weak at the knees when they find that perfect room and they just have to share. It all started towards the end of 2006. They met on Flickr, shared images they had bookmarked and well that was that. Desire to Inspire was born.

Must read: Monday’s Pet on Furniture

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One of recent pet photos at Desire to Inspire, Great Dane squeezing onto the same chair.


8. Freshome

If you’re looking for a variety of home designs, playful interiors and traditional decor, Freshome is your kind of blog. A dedicated weblog offering the latest and best of architecture and design.


Launched in 2007, Freshome is a weblog devoted to uncovering (and sharing) the latest and greatest products in Architecture and Design. Since its launch, Freshome has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet.

Must read: Best of series

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Book headboard, recently posted on Freshome’s best of cool headboard ideas.



9. SF Girl by Bay


Known to be the go-to place for bohemian and modern style, SF Girl by Bay nurtures your non-conformist soul. Indulge in information about interior design, fashion, art and mindful events in this blog.




SF Girl by Bay is run by Victoria Smith, San francisco-based blogger, photographer, photo stylist, design junkie and bonafide flea market queen.


Must read: Vintage series.

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A recent find from SF Girl by Bay is Maven Collective at Porland.


10. The Selby

Veering away from your usual interior design blog, The Selby treats you with impromptu home interior photography. What started out as a hobby of photographing friend’s homes, founded Toddy Selby has captured the interest around the world and for good reason. His work, intimate and unforced photography, is simply outstanding. By the way, the top-most image is Isabelle Tuchband artist home from the selby.


Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, journalist and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website,, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so influential — with up to 100,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.

Must look: Basically all the photos in here!

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Cris Rosenbaum and Marcelo Rosenbaum’s home at The Selby.


What are your favorite blogs on interior decoration?


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