In 1988, after more than two decades of design experience with Parish Hadley Associates, Bunny Williams opened her own interior design company: Bunny Williams Incorporated. Her design style reflects her training in a classic, refined style. Known for perfectly balanced textures, patterns, and colors, Bunny’s designs look so appealing and effortless. Her focus and attention to detail show in all of her projects, from the living room to the garden. In fact, she co-owns a New York garden furniture and ornament shop called Treillage with antique dealer John Rosselli. Bunny also has her own line of home furnishings and accessories at Beeline Home.
Bunny and her design team work around the US and abroad. Her success is a tribute to the timeless appeal of her design style and, thanks to her blog Bunny’s Buzz, accessible and enjoyable by all. Loaded with visually charming photo collages featuring products, rooms, magazine spreads, and more, Bunny’s Buzz highlights many of the best things the world of interior design today. At the right side of the blog’s page are links to other blogs worth visiting so you will never find yourself with a shortage of amazing design inspiration!
Lonny Magazine, an online magazine and blog, is a fantastic resource and inspiration. While the magazine is “published” online bimonthly (soon to be monthly!), the blog is updated more often with design and lifestyle trends and finds. Between the two formats, you can always find something intriguing!
Launched in 2009 by designer Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline, Lonny focuses on interesting interiors, bloggers, and current design trends. They strive to make incredible design accessible to their readers while introducing their favorite products and companies. The online format allows Lonny certain freedoms a print magazine can’t offer, such as the ability to click on an image to learn more about that project. Some articles even feature videos! User-friendly, visually interesting, and easy to share via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, Lonny is as pleasurable to flip through as a traditional print magazine.
The Lonny Blog features a team of several bloggers, each with their own contributing style. Focusing on everything from books to trends to art, colorful blog posts compliment the regular magazine content and give readers plenty of reasons to visit between issues.
In 2007, during a summer break from her former career as a high school Spanish teacher, Paloma Contreras of Houston, TX, founded her style blog La Dolce Vita. Since that time, she has attracted a worldwide readership and been featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Magazine, Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, and many others.
The success of La Dolce Vita stems from Paloma’s “passion for the sweet life.” Blog posts focus on interior design, fashion, travel, and people, and are beautifully complimented with photographs. An impressive group of contributors, each with their own talents, interests, and perspectives, also provide material for La Dolce Vita. Along with guest bloggers and contributions from designers, Paloma and her team have created a blog that appeals to a variety of styles and tastes.
Interior design encompasses more than just walls, floors, and furniture. It’s about turning the place you live into a home that reflects your priorities and interests in life. I love the Sweet Paul Blog because it is literally stuffed with incredible ideas for things beyond the obvious elements of interior design.
Originally from Oslo, Paul Lowe is a food and prop stylist who now lives in New York. His blog contains many gorgeous and inspirational photos of recipes and crafts, plus information on workshops and articles in the Sweet Paul magazine. What better way to really personalize your home than to use it as the stage for tempting your family and guests with delicious foods or using your own creativity to decorate a table or make the perfect conversation piece?
Here’s a sample of the many splendid ideas found in Sweet Paul’s blog.
The worlds of fashion, art, style, and interior design intersect, overlap, and influence each other in a multitude of ways. Finding a resource that incorporates all of these elements is always exciting. In that vein, Heather Clawson’s blog Habitually Chic is a visual treasure trove of glamor, style, and design. She uses the blog to chronicle her “musings on art, architecture, design, fashion, photography, books, events, and everything else habitually chic!”
From incredible artists and stunning exhibits to celebrity photo shoots of Demi Moore or Robert Pattinson, from gorgeous examples of chic advertising to courtyard doors in Paris, Habitually Chic showcases every conceivable facet of life as related to interior design. When combined with Clawson’s thoughts and opinions, the wealth of photos becomes one inspiration or idea after another.
Images from Habitually Chic
In 1993, Charles Edwards Limited Antiques was born. Founded as an antique reproduction company, their designs are inspired by 19th- and 20th-century English and French lanterns. Lighting fixtures from Charles Edwards Limited certainly deserve their status as elegant and versatile design pieces, so it’s no wonder the Charles Edwards Blog is such an incredible resource.
The blog features amazing pictures of rooms with Charles Edwards lighting fixtures in a variety of styles and finishes. New posts are added weekly, showcasing fixtures in luxury settings such as the historic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington D.C. and the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.
One great aspect of the Charles Edwards Blog is the range of styles and locations. From a Pennsylvania farmhouse to MTV’s “Teen Cribs,” the photos provide lush visual inspiration for anyone’s tastes.
I encourage you to try the different blog views at the top of the Charles Edwards Blog home page. You’ll stumble on something new each time!
Based in the Netherlands, Danielle de Lange is author of a great blog called The Style Files. She shares design finds from around the globe on a daily basis. Her style comes from a European viewpoint and is what she describes as “basic and modern with clean lines.”
The Style Files bring you “observations and ideas related to design, interiors, art and other life enhancing subjects.” These subjects are beautifully displayed throughout the blog with plenty of links to connect readers to her sources. Photos of stunning interiors are interspersed with images of accessories and home accents. The total effect is an extremely visual compilation of wonderful design ideas.
When it comes to design blogs full of eye candy and inspiration, you can’t beat Decorology. Featuring photos from magazines, blogs, and suppliers, Decorology has everything from do-it-yourself tips to luxury accessories to environmentally friendly design ideas.
Here are some photos from Decorology to give you an idea what the blog has to offer. I encourage you to then visit the site yourself and browse around the many pages of gorgeous photos.