Whether it's formal training or a self-taught passion, some of the most inspiring interior design ideas come from bloggers who have really honed multiple talents. Follow bloggers with impeccable taste and noteworthy talent.
The distinctive name for Hadley Court comes from the ancestral summer home of Leslie Hendrix Wood, a native Southern Belle of Midland, Texas. Wood is a luxury interior decorator, who created Hadley Court to celebrate fine living. Click on topics such as high-end decorating, stylish organization, formal entertaining, travel and inspirational giving.
You'll find several reasons to add Hadley Court to your reading list:
- Leslie's blog will delight readers who have a passion for timeless, elegant interiors, and traditional style.
- She keeps a sharp eye on the latest fashion news and demonstrates how interior design is influenced by it.
- You'll also find tips and ideas for holiday decor and entertaining and conversations with elite design influencers.
Kristie Barnett is the talented lady at the helm of The Decorologist. Barnett is a color expert and professional home stager who started blogging in 2009. Graduate degrees in psychology and education have made her an excellent educator, speaker, and author on the psychology of home staging. Kristie is highly talented at developing color palettes, both inside and outside the home.
Barnett offers valuable advice on what wall colors to use if you're trying to sell your home, which design trends are worth following and simple upgrades that can add real value to your home. Click on the "Learn From Me" link at the top of her blog page and you'll find information like:
- Instructional videos on home staging techniques
- A paint color tool kit for sale
- Instructions on choosing paint colors
- Demonstration of proper furniture arrangement
Moon to Moon
For those who like bohemian or off-beat style, Moon to Moon is right up your alley. Created by a nurse named Gabi from Bristol, England, the blog features fascinating looks at eclectic home styles from all over the globe.
What You'll Find
From Geodesic dome houses to Saudi Arabian Frescoes with dazzling painted staircases, the blog is ripe with unexpected surprises. Gabi's diverse assortment of design topics are categorized mostly by rooms or topics such as plants, where she shows amazing images that incorporate plants in room designs. From recommended Etsy finds to bohemian house tours, this modest little blog, despite its old-school look, has a lot to offer.
Gabi's eye for design hasn't gone unnoticed. She was one of four lucky interior design bloggers invited to Christie's Auction House in South Kensington to style a room for the company's November 2015 catalogue. Moon to Moon was also featured on Apartment Therapy as a recommended read for bohemian style design.
More Design Bloggers Worth Following
From DIY gurus to energy aligners, these talented design bloggers will keep you engaged with ongoing inspiration for beautiful interiors.
- Centsational Style - Formerly known as, "Centsational Girl," Kate Riley is a highly successful design blogger who actually quit her practice as an attorney to focus full-time on interior decorating. Riley is well-known for her DIY furniture make-overs, home remodeling projects, and her contemporary collections of fabric and wallpaper.
- The Inspired Room - Recognized as a reader favorite by Better Homes and Gardens, Melissa Michaels created The Inspired Room in 2007 to encourage readers to embrace the home they have. Michaels has authored several books on interior decorating and invites readers to shop the look of her own cottage style home by posting click-able images of her favorite decor pieces.
- Artsy Chicks Rule - The blog was created by a coastal Virginian woman named Nancy who loves to repurpose old furniture with chalk paint and transform thrift store junk into crafty home decor with one-of-a-kind character. If you're a budget decorator, an avid DIY fan or love coastal decor, this is the blog for you.
- Gates Interior Design - Amanda Gates offers readers a healthy dose of energy aligned design, using the principles of feng shui. Learn how to create beautiful spaces that make you feel good as well.
- The English Room - Classic, English country styling with a Postmodern twist of pop art, bold patterns and intense colors describes the work of residential designer, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Holly's blog is stocked with an impressive portfolio of artistically designed spaces full of bright, vivid colors and contradictory elements that give her rooms spunky, fun character.
Express Your Own Sense of Style
You don't need formal training to create a great interior design blog. However, it does require a significant commitment of time and effort, coupled with personal talent and a passion for style that will carry your influence far and wide.