Surrounded by a host of bloggers and industry insiders last month, UK-based home furnishings retailer Amara announced the winners of its first-ever Interior Blog Awards.
The event, at the Rosewood Hotel in London, celebrated the best of the best of interior blogging from the creative and inspiring, to those go-to blogs for advice and home décor inspiration.
“Bloggers are an integral part of the interior design community,” Amara said in a statement, saying the brand “has always worked incredibly close with these talented individuals. Now it's time to give back."
These dozen winners were culled from a list of 286 nominees. The final call was made by a panel of judges including Sam Hood, creative director and founder of Amara; Vanessa Brandy, OBE-President of SBID; interiors writer Katrina Burroughs; Sarah Cole, director at Farrow & Ball; Ann Grafton, managing Director at GP & J Baker; and Martin Waller, co-founder and company director of Andrew Martin.
The winners were as follows:
Best Architecture: Dezeen
Best Color Inspiration: Little Big Bell
Best Designed: Lobster and Swan
Best Design Inspiration: Moon to Moon
Best DIY: Apartment Apothecary
Best Fashion Inspired: Arianna Daily
Best International: Happy Interiors Blog
Best Luxury: Design Hunter
Best Newcomer: Sarah Akwisombe
Best Organization: French Bedroom Company
Best Stylist/Interior Designer: Lucy Gough Stylist
Editor’s Choice: Lucy Will Show You
For additional highlights and images from the evening, search the hash tag #IBA14 and visit the website.