At skinflint it’s not only our own Original Vintage lighting that we enthuse about, although of course it’s our top priority- we also keep an eye on beautiful inspiring design in everything from furniture to textiles and we’re always on the hunt for the rare and unusual for our lifestyle shoots. This means that we are regular readers of some of the most interesting interiors and design blogs on the web today. Here are a selection of our current favourites:
Mad About The House www.madaboutthehouse.com
Daily posts from journalist and writer Kate Watson-Smyth offer readers an eclectic combination of high street finds, designer products and basic no nonsense practical design advice. In addition her Design Classics series and House Hunter posts, give a behind the scenes look at some beautiful interiors.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped www.thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk
Trends analyst, interior stylist and owner of her own textiles and homeware brand, design journalist Rohini Wahi has a wide experience to draw on. Her blog, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, started back in 2007 and since then has gained a loyal readership. Rohini takes us on various journeys from snippets of her own home and trips to far-flung lands, to the latest in interiors and design products and undiscovered brands.
Walnut Grey www.walnutgreydesign.com
Gerard McGuickin, or Mr Walnut Grey as he’s otherwise known, hails from South Belfast. With posts taking us across the world his blog covers up to date design news, stories from the ever-changing world of architecture and new inspiring designer finds.
Dear Designer www.deardesigner.co.uk
Carole King has been writing about interiors and design for over seven years. Carole takes us on a journey of her own home, top tips and advice for how to decorate, new shops and shopping round ups of the best new products around.
Life.Style.Etc is the online spinoff of the printed magazine Living Etc.
With a wide variety of design commentators the blog brings you daily updates from the world of interiors, news from design shows and inspiring interiors.
The Design Sheppard www.thedesignsheppard.com
Design Sheppard belongs to Stacey Sheppard, who is based in Devon. With a keen eye for the latest designs, Stacey regularly blogs about new designers, exciting new shops and gives honest opinions on everything interior related.
As you would expect from the team behind the esteemed interiors magazine House & Garden, HOUSE is full of inspiration. From beautiful interiors, previews and reviews of design shows both in the UK and overseas, their expert team also advise on everything from choosing a bathroom to selecting your paint colours.
Merchant & Makers www.merchantandmakers.com
This inspiring blog provides readers with in depth interviews and informative features. Focussing on the very best modern day makers and talented craftspeople M&M looks at the lives and woks of the people behind the brands- From world famous architects and furniture designers to eclectic makers and the fashion brands redefining their craft.