Material World – The Best Interiors Blogs in the Last Month

15th December 2016

Material World – The Best Interiors Blogs in the Last Month

We think we can speak for everyone in the interiors world when we say that if we’re not designing, we’re talking and reading about design!

Fortunately, a lot of designers have managed to stop for long enough to put some of their thoughts to paper, making the world of design a treasure-trove of brilliant, unique blogs.

Inspired by this, we’ve decided to start putting together five of our favourite articles from the blogs we love every month.In this first issue, we’ve got Christmas ideas, Hygge and tips for people looking to break into the world of interior design.

1) Swoonworthy – My Christmas Dining Room

Kicking off with one of our favourite blogs, Swoonworthy is a veritable mix of vintage and bohemian interiors and inspiration courtesy of self-confessed ‘crazy cat lady’, Kimberly.

This festive blog showcases her Christmas dining room, which is naturally full of her own unique creative twists to spice up the classic Christmas look. With a blush pink and gold colour scheme, it certainly stands out from the crowd of traditional Christmas-inspired rooms, and the liberal use of baubles keeps a festive feeling running throughout.
It’s definitely one to check out if you’re having the family over for Christmas and are looking to impress.

2) Strawberry Squeeze – Creating the Perfect Winter Sanctuary with the Danish Concept of Hygge

We love Hygge, you love Hygge, everyone loves Hygge. The Danish concept, which translates loosely as a feeling of ‘cosiness’, has taken the world by storm in recent months, and this post by Strawberry Squeeze gives some great tips on creating the perfect place to snuggle down for the winter.

3) Mad About The House – My Top Ten Interior Design Tips #1

Spending 20 years writing for publications such as The Independent, The Financial Times, The Guardian and others has ensured Kate Watson-Smyth, the brains behind Mad About The House, is an interior design legend.

This blog is the first in a planned series discussing her top ten design tips. In this first part, she gives us four elements you need in every room and great explanation on why you need them and what they bring. If you’re looking for quick tips you can immediately put into action from an expert, this one is for you.

4) Pippa Jameson Interiors – Exclusive UK Interview: Marcus Engman, Head of Design for IKEA

Well-known to fans of television shows like The Hotel Inspector and Bad Builders Bang to Rights, Pippa Jameson has been working in the interiors industry for 17 years. In addition to the blog, Pippa also does television work, writes for magazines and is a published author alongside a wide array of other ventures, making us feel positively lazy.

This success naturally gives her access to some of the world’s best designers, such as having the opportunity to interview Marcus Engman, IKEA’s Head of Design. The interview is a great insight into the workings of a design powerhouse, and also includes some bonus shots of Pippa’s trip to the Ikea Museum.

5) Sophie Robson – Want the Best Job in the World? Here’s How to Become an Interior Stylist

Our final blog today comes courtesy of renowned colour-fanatic and judge on The Great British Design Challenge, Sophie Robson. Sophie has been in the design industry for 20 years and has reached the top of the industry, giving her a unique insight into what it takes to succeed in the world of interiors.

Perfect for budding interior designers and anyone who is looking for an opportunity in interiors, Sophie uses the blog to give all of her top tips for getting your foot in the door in the interior styling world.

That’s all for our first issue of Material World. Unfortunately, we’re unable to read everything and will have missed out plenty of brilliant pieces! If you’ve read something particularly amazing or inspiring which we haven’t included, please let us know.