We thought we’d give you a roundup of our fave interiors and lifestyle websites this week. These are the sites we come back to time and again for inspiration, whether for a specific project in the home or just some interior design eye candy.
So, brew yourself a coffee, kick back and get browsing.
This gorgeous blog is written by Erin Boyle, author and lifestyle blogger. Erin made her name with pictures of her beautiful but TINY New York apartment. She focuses on slow living, minimalist decor, maximising whatever space you’ve got, and ethical shopping. And like us, Erin is a big fan of linen, thanks not only to its timeless beauty but also its environmentally friendly credentials. There’s always something useful or inspiring on here. We love it.
Chock-a-block with handy DIY hints, design and decor inspiration we can happily lose an hour or two browsing the pages of this website. From remodeling a room to revamping your garden, there is a wealth of wisdom and help here. There’s a lot to navigate so it helps to begin with a specific issue or area you want to address. Then let yourself dive into the home improvement rabbit hole…
Established by designer and mother of six (yes, six!) Gabrielle Blair, Designmom strikes the perfect balance between interesting, thought-provoking discussions of family life, and fabulous interior decorating tips. She has a great eye and shares her family’s renovation of their current home in San Fransisco. They previously lived in a hugely envy-inducing house in rural France. This is a gorgeous, honest and insightful website that should be your first stop if you have a family or an interest in home design.
Positioning themselves as a ‘sourcebook for considered living’, Remodellista provides a global resource for decorating and improving your home. There are ideas a-plenty and articles showcasing the latest trends in home design. Despite the amount of information on the site it looks clear and clean. A joy.
This little gem of a blog is aimed at reinventing spaces. It is packed with top tips and how-tos that will help you create the home of your dreams, whatever your budget. The photography and styling is spot on too. Abigail uses rich, sumptuous colours to create stunning rooms. And there is an online store where you can buy accessories if the urge takes you. We defy you to not find something useful or inspiring on here.
Happy reading! Know any other great interior or lifestyle websites we should check out? Leave a comment below and let us know why you love them.
Despite the fact that in our part of the world we are experiencing a mini heatwave, our thoughts are turning to the Fall. We love this season shift, as the nights draw in and the evenings become chilly. There is such bounty in Fall: the ripe fruit hanging from the trees waiting to be eaten or preserved, the hedgerows swaying under the weight of juicy blackberries, the squash and pumpkins swelling above the soil. Then there’s all the thrills of Halloween, Thanksgiving (in the US) and Bonfire Night (in Britain). We find ourselves drawn to rituals that celebrate light in the face of the coming darkness of winter.
Many of us will be waving off a child this month as they leave for college (*weeps*), or moving out of our family home and into a new life of
parties studying. We thought we would ease the transition by rounding up some top tips on how to boss dorm room style on a limited budget. Make any room, any size, feel like home with these simple ideas. Easy as ABC.
One of our favourite linen producers and designers is LinenMe, the Lithuanian company that specialises in ‘affordable luxury’. We were thrilled to hear about their adventures in the Big Apple at NYNOW, one of the most prestigious home, handmade and lifestyle design shows in the world.
Let’s follow LinenMe’s Inga for a day in her New York life:
Sleep is essential to our wellbeing, yet many of us struggle with insomnia or disrupted sleep. Whether unable to fall asleep or waking in the early hours, bad nights can wreak havoc with our health and happiness. So, we’ve got some tips that will help you tackle the issues head on, and hopefully get some proper, restorative ZZZZZZs.
If, like us, you are trying to eke out these last few weeks of summer by spending as much time as possible outdoors, here are some handy hints to help you picnic in style. Whether you are planning a big get-together, an impromptu open-air meal a deux or escaping from your desk with a lunchbox and blanket, we’ve got picnicking covered.
Linen makes the ideal choice for clothing and bedding in summer. It’s magically quick to dry, wicks moisture away from your skin, is breathable and lightweight, and perfect for travel (more on packing for a trip here). To keep your linen happy and looking beautiful this summer, follow these simple tips.
We at LinenBeauty are hereby proclaiming the linen tunic as a hero of our wardrobe. Linen is renowned for its moisture-wicking properties, its airy comfort and being quick drying, which makes it the perfect fabric to wear in summer. We all need those garments that we can rely on to make us look and feel great, whatever the occasion. To show you how versatile a tunic can be we have put together 5 different outfits that will see you from the office to the beach and happily into autumn.
With the advent of summer comes the joy of eating, drinking and generally relaxing outdoors. It’s time, then, for some easy ways you can make your outdoor space more inviting and beautiful. Here’s our 5 top tips:
Add softness and comfort to the outdoors by scattering some cushions. This will instantly brighten up your chairs and benches, and pull together your colourscheme. You can even drape blankets or sheets from trees and fill the space beneath with rugs and cushions for a boho-style tipi. If simple is more your thing, stick to a neutral palette to create a serene feel to your outdoor space.