We’re gearing up here for our first ever Juliettes Interiors Little Black Sofa Blog Awards. This is our way of recognising the best blogs in the luxury sector, in areas from Luxury Interiors (obviously) to travel, fashion and architecture. We even have an Instagrammer Award for the person with the hottest Instagram page.
Win £1500 to Spend
We work with a lot of bloggers – and we follow a whole lot more. We’ve had great fun putting together our shortlist of favourites in the six different categories. Now it’s over to you. We need you to vote for your favourites in any or all of the categories. Have a quick look at the great variety of shortlisted blogs below, then head on over to the voting page and vote for the ones that appeal to you most. One lucky voter will win £1500 to spend at Juliettes Interiors.
Just a Glimpse
Next week, we’ll be interviewing the shortlisted bloggers to find out a little more about why they blog, what interests them and what makes them tick. This week, we take a quick peek at each blog to find out what’s what.
A jam-packed blog that Poppy describes as a London Lifestyle blog – but it’s so much more than that. Not only does she feature her foodie finds, culture, what to do and where to go, Poppy also has her own book club as well as product reviews and features on home, health, beauty and clothes. There’s nothing skimpy about this one.
The eponymous Angie Silver makes no secret of her love of luxury. From fabulous food and the freshest fashion to restaurant reviews, beauty news and what’s on. With updates on all her travels around the world, we always look forward to finding out where she’s off to next.
Described as The Modern Voice of Classic Elegance, The Rake looks at life from a gentleman’s point of view. Their blog looks at the finest in designer menswear and accessories, travel, motoring and men worth a mention. It is an unapologetic appreciation of the finer things in life.
Another men’s lifestyle blog, the Street Gentry blog is created by three modern gents, featuring their picks of clothing, tech, culture, food and motoring, to name but a few. These gents explore and share fashion and lifestyle trends both rural and urban and give us the low down on all their favourite gadgets.
High End Interiors
Carole King shares her love of interiors plus anything that inspires her. This may include an outstanding home, lovely hotels, favourite stores or exquisite products. She showcases the very best in interiors, translating current trends into workable homes for us all to aspire to. We love taking a sneak peek into her featured homes.
Jen Stanbrook shares her life-long obsession with home interiors, aiming to inspire us all with her achievable home décor ideas, tips and makeovers. She showcases some of the most stunning homes but always with an eye on practicality and family living. If you don’t believe you can combine family with fabulous design, read on…
Freelance interiors writer and blogger Stacey Sheppard blogs about everything she finds inspiring in the world of interior design. She rounds up her pick of innovative projects, products, concepts and design events. Then she treats us to an insight into her lovely Devon home as she re-imagines each room.
Interiors journalist and writer Kate Watson Smyth shares with us all her experiences as she tackles her own home room by room. She is also lucky enough to be invited into some of the most fabulous homes all around the country, showing how to use colours, trends, wallpapers and the latest products. Another chance for us to be nosey.
Written by three avid travellers, this online magazine for discerning travellers is dedicated to all things luxury and travel. With profiles of upcoming destinations, the finest hotels, retreats and villas around the world, their aim is to inform and inspire us all to explore all corners of the globe. They’ll have you packing your suitcase in no time.
More than just travel anecdotes, Mrs O gives honest reviews and her insight into airlines, cruises, hotels, wellness retreats, skiing, beauty essentials and shopping. Everything on her blog is only there because she wants it to be – so these are all her favourites. If you need to know who to fly with, where to stay and what to do, check out Mrs O’s advice.
Whether you have five minutes or a couple of hours, there’s so much to keep you busy on this blog. From the best instagrammable destinations to what to do in a day while you’re there. They will recommend where to eat, what to wear and gifts to search out. You can even find out how to incorporate little details into your décor when you get back.
This is a fashion editor’s guide to the world’s most stylish places. Fashion writer Bonnie Rakhit takes us on her travels to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. As you would expect, she includes features on shopping, beauty and what to wear, plus some of the most enviable location shots. We can feel the warm breeze from here.
Fashion & Beauty
The tagline ‘Who Wants to be Age Appropriate Anyway’ says it all. Forty-something blogger Catherine Summers encourages her readers to ditch all those crazy notions of age-appropriate dressing, sharing her own personal style plus health, beauty and fitness for those of us who want to mature gracefully without being boring.
Lorna Burford’s inspiring blog showcases her personal style (and her unashamed love of denim – she owns more than 100 pairs of premium jeans). Discover her favourite outfits, designer bags, fashion accessories and a lot of shoes. If you love Chanel, LV, Gucci, Mulberry and Louboutin (and denim), this is the blog for you.
Written by a dedicated team of beauty devotees, they track down the coolest cult products the world has to offer. They religiously try out everything before telling everyone about it, and will only feature products that exceed expectations. These are the beauty secrets we all want to know – and Cult Beauty are happy to share.
Skin expert Caroline Hirons gives us the benefit of her extensive experience in the world of skincare. Her blog features fantastic Cheat Sheets on everything from cleansing and sun protection to acne, ageing skin and hangovers. She busts beauty myths and gives expert product reviews. Get ready for that close up.
A round up of outstanding architecture around the world, from individual residential projects and eclectic interiors through to stunning concepts and large-scale municipal designs. Their prolific content highlights leading and upcoming designers, showcases innovative products and invites readers to comment on some of the world’s most controversial designs. Have your say.
As well as gorgeous, contemporary architecture, Contemporist focuses on interiors, design, art and travel – yet all of it from an architect’s point of view. From gorgeous product designs to innovative vacation properties, airports to art galleries, car parks to kindergartens. Updated daily, there is so much content here, we never know where to start.
Daily updates on architecture from around the globe. With a focus on contemporary projects, you’ll find a whole world of architecture awards and competitions, reports from the most influential exhibitions, product reviews, city guides, news and interviews. An invaluable source for finding out who’s who and what’s what.
All the latest news, interviews and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology, interiors and art. Designboom unearths the best projects and the most interesting aspects of contemporary culture. They say their aim is to bring together professionals and young creatives. We enjoy their fun, quirky approach.
The Instagrammer Award
One of the hottest names in interiors right now. Abigail Ahern’s Instagram page celebrates the dark, sultry and mysterious, with splashes of glorious, on-trend colour. She certainly knows her own style.
Fresh, fun and often floral. Cara Sutherland’s Insta page takes in Style, Interiors and Beauty, all with equally fabulous photos. With a style that is classic, understated and effortless, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
As you would expect, Jenny Kakoudakis is not shy of using colour. Her interiors feature a riot of rich, glorious shades, wonderful wallcoverings, eye-catching soft furnishings and fun florals. If you need some colourful inspiration, here it is…
More rich, colourful interiors with glorious prints, a touch of Frida Kahlo and – surprise, surprise – a whole lot of pink. The world needs more pink.