Highlights from the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017

Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017, Grillo Designs and Design Sixty Nine

Highlights from the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017

The top names in interior design blogging came together again this year to decide on who would be the next generation’s set of bloggers that everyone would be drooling over. Yes, that’s right. Time for some fresh badges of approval to appear dotted throughout the bloggersphere.

Last night the Amara Interior Blog Awards took place in the stunning Design Museum and proved to be one of the most exclusive dates on every blogger's calendar where it really is an honour just to be nominated, let alone win.

This years ceremony was hosted by Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood whose experienced in the design industry adds up to fifty years of hard work and knowledge, some of the young blooded bloggers would crave a piece of.

Along with hosting, Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood were also a part of an elite panel of judges tasked with determining the winners of this year’s awards. With her stood, Charlotte Crosby, the Head of Creative at ‘Farrow and Ball’, Kimberly Duran, a former winner of the Bloggers Choice award for her work on her ongoing blog ‘Swoon-Worthy’, Deborah Barker, editor-in-chief at ‘House and Garden’ and ‘25 Beautiful Homes’, Pip McCormac, an experienced interior design journalist and finally the woman behind all the magic, Sam Hood, founder and creative director of Amara.com.

And looking through the results this morning, we can all see that they all were spot on with their selections.  Below we’re going to go through our favourite winners of the night and why they so deserved the win.

Starting us off if the lovely Miss Emma Jane Palin who was the only entrant to leave the night with two awards! Best Colour Inspiration Blog and Best Designed Blog with her two-year-old powerhouse of a blog that’s so easy to work your way around, you’ll actually want to end up lost in it. We love its broad focus across the biggest, best and brightest that the art and design world has to offer. A worthy winner that we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more from in the future.

Next on our list is a Scandinavian from Cornwall, taking us on a journey with her family. Alice, who won the Best Design Inspiration Blog with  ‘Alice in Scandiland’ has a passion for interior design but what makes her feed so inspiring is the fact that the decisions she makes and shares in her home is influenced itself by her family and its simplicity only adds to its charm.

Topology’ ran award with the Best Interior Designer Blog award for their work on their affordable interior design business that runs alongside their blog, their entourage makes for quite the reading with names such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, Lombok and Habitat offering discounts through their service. Operating as a business as well as a blog with their own personal take on things makes them a great source of information for anyone feeling out of touch with their own individual projects.

Next on our list is a familiar face. We were so happy to see Medina pick up the award for Best DIY & Home Improvement with her work on ‘Grillo Designs’. We’ve already shouted her name from the rooftops in one of our previous blog entries as a force to be reckoned with. We’ve kept an eye on all of her feed since then and are so happy to see it all payed off with this great win for her.

Whenever we’ve covered the subject of full interior design projects, we’ve always maintained that while there are masses of influences out there, all it ever comes down to in the end is that it’s all up to you and your personality and this is the exact same mentality of our next favourite winner, Catherine and her expansive blog ‘Dainty Dress Diaries’ which covers everything from interior design to travel. And with plenty of her thought appearing in the home sections of the papers, she’s clearly one to be listened to. We hope this award will push her work to new heights.

The Pink House, Alice in Scandiland, Emma Jane Palin and Girl About House

Photos by The Pink House, Alice in Scandiland, Emma Jane Palin and Girl About House.


Next we have another multi-talented entry and winner at this year’s awards ceremony in the form of Sarah Mailer and her blog ‘Girl About House’ who took away the best newcomer, not bad considering she’s also in charge of the wonderful interior design firm Sarah Mailer Design who offer a colourful, modern and warming service for their clients. Her work at the company has obviously had an impact on her blog feed and so she fully deserves this award.

Second to last is another familiar face, Emily Murray and her lifestyle and interior design blog ‘The Pink House’ who’s sheer experience that never rests have rightfully had the room bowing at her feet when she picked up the award for Best Written Blog. We knew she was someone to watch since we covered her work at the House and Garden Festival this year when she presented her style room. You’ll be able to understand why when you read all about it from an earlier blog entry of ours.

And finally, the most prestigious award of the night. The Bloggers Choice award. Now, this, being the last award of the night, is something very special as it’s the only award where the recipient isn’t nominated for this category but the winner is chosen by all those shortlisted for the other categories. ‘Design Sixty-Nine’ written by Malcolm Begg, takes his followers on a journey as he renovates his Victorian home, on the cheap. The feed gives his readers a simplified understanding of how to go about redesigning your home in a stylish but affordable way, something everyone would like to be able to do. A very worthy winner.

And there you have it, another year is over and the Amara Interior Design Blog awards have been dished out to some amazing people who fully deserved it. Make sure you keep an eye on these people in the future. And now we can look forward to the next generation of interior design bloggers to be celebrated when 2018 rolls around.

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