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This blog is chock-full of gorgeous photos of Scandinavian homes, including the author’s own, those of her friends, and tours featured in hard-to-find Scandinavian publications. Scrolling through her posts will make you want to paint everything white, invest in a few high-quality pieces, and plan your vacation to Sweden. I mean, three of the top categories are White and Grey Homes, Black and White Homes, and White Homes. Come for the monochrome, stay for the deliciously cozy winter holiday style.
A great product and shopping resource for all things clean-lined, Stylizimo is a well-known source for modern-minimal inspiration. They’re curated moodboards and tranquil interiors make visiting this blog like taking in a deep breath of fresh air.
Have you been reading the same design blogs for forever? Are you longing for a little something new and fresh (with the exception of Apartment Therapy, of course)? Stay loyal to your long-term favorites and spice up your online life with these 10 sure-to-be-bookmarked blogs.
A strong contingent of young designers, many of whom have returned from working abroad, are reinventing the identity of Romanian design.
The Jungalow, by the author of The New Bohemians, combines riotous, refreshing design with incredibly in-depth explorations of how to solve interior challenges such as Design Dilemma: Bathroom Layout, the super-helpful How To Do Room Renderings, and discussions of what a difference small changes can make, as in Little Updates at the Jungalow (above). Widely-varied tutorials include a Moroccan-inspired stool and boho fringe chandelier, and the Learn section is full of educational posts about individual artists, makers and plants.
Need a bit of funfetti in these trying times? Aww Sam is wall-to-wall festive, colorful, poppy, playful, and fun. Combine the inventive recipes and DIYs next time you’re throwing a bash—why not host a flamingo party with pink cocoa and flamingo marshmallows, sliced flamingo cookies, glowing lawn flamingo lamps, flamingo sun hats, and an incredible flamingo pool float cake? Even if you never end up making a Lisa Frank Gingerbread House, a Roller Skate Throw Pillow, or Shaped Birthday Candles (above), perusing the archives is sure to cheer you up.
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SITIA introduces new designs for office and hospitality settings that offer endless possibilities for customization.
Dabito is a jack-of-all-design-trades and the photographer behind The New Bohemians. His blog is a delightful combination of lush photos of his own home (above), fascinating home tours, design discussions such as Tweaking The Guest Bedroom, home makeovers, and political musings. The photography on OLD BRAND NEW is second-to-none, and Dabito posts at a rate of about once every four days, so there’s tons of content but it’s not impossible to keep up with. Dive in!
In addition to on-trend tutorials like a Half-Painted Wall How-To and handy features such as How to Change Your Wall Color Without Painting Your Walls and 6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Entryway for Fall, Paper & Stitch boasts travel guides, fashion roundups and DIYs, and clever food hacks like 5 DIY Ways to Take Store-Bought Cake From Average to Awesome, as well as original recipes. I check this blog frequently for inspiration and am never disappointed.
A Beautiful Mess is one of my go-to websites when I’m looking for amazing yet approachable DIYs—just look at that decoupage dresser! Whenever I’m perusing their archives in search of projects to share with you, I inevitably bookmark a few recipes such as the Butternut and Red Curry Soup or Hot Cauliflower Pizza for myself. And if you’re working on your own blog, the Tips section has great features such as Should I Launch With Content? and Up Your Instagram Game E-Course!
NeoCon’s new podcast for the contract design industry, NeoConversations, is off and running!
Laid-back Los Angeles designer Amber Lewis has turned heads with her easily recognizable collected minimalism style. With a busy roster of clients and projects, her blog gives us a sneak peek into her world, revealing some killer before and after’s. The effortlessness with which she designs personifies this modern-warm movement to a T.
Into Australian design mags but don’t have $110.75 to drop on six issues? The frankie blog shares a lot of the great content of the magazine, as well as curated products and projects from around the internet. It’s all surprisingly cohesive, and you can easily pick and choose which type of content—craft, design, art, interiors, and more—you’d like to explore.
It’s no secret (or surprise really) that the world of design is leaning a bit more toward the modern side of the spectrum these days (with the boho craze as an isolated deviation). The modern-minimalist movement has come a long way from stark, cold interiors many associated with the look, making way for a much more livable aesthetic that proves you can still have warmth and coziness without all the stuff. Suddenly interior spaces are more about the colors on the walls, the textures on the furniture and the interesting mix of humble materials. If the design mantra speaks to you, lose yourself in 11 of my favorite modern/minimal blogs.
Best to kick things off with an extremely modern blog. Minimalissimo is a design magazine that is committed to inspiring creatives through a less-is-more aesthetic. The content brand sheds light on the idea that a stripped back space is often far more impactful than its maximalist counterpart.
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A bungalow in Australia is renovated and given a new addition that helps reestablish a connection to the outdoor garden.
Denver stylist and interior stager Liz Bachman started Grey and Scout as a creative outlet for the homes and pieces that inspired her (this was before the reign of Pinterest by the way). Now her blog has become a go-to source for anyone looking to keep things simple while also remaining stylish and warm.
Above: With a tagline like “Escape from everyday life” you know you’re in for something exciting and Finnish blogger Riikka Kantinkoski certainly doesn’t disappoint. The stylist and lifestyle photographer is always displaying chic interiors that comprise bold design choices in minimalist settings. This blog is a feast for the eyes!
Another mod-min gem is Danielle de Lange’s The Style Files, which is best described as a global adventure through a European lens. There’s always something truly intriguing to be found here, but no matter how far outside of the box it may seem, there is always an element of coziness to the designs featured.
Highlighting the more colorful and playful side of modern-minimalist design is this creative lifestyle blog by Lisa Tilse. From the latest runway shows and product debuts to striking architecture and oh-so-chic interiors, each bit of content adheres to a modernist perspective.
The Merrythought is 1/4 classy, classic DIYs like brass magnets and plywood daybeds, 1/4 home makeovers such as the kitchen renovation above, 1/4 enviable gatherings, and 1/4 amazing yet approachable recipes (grilled peach s’mores, yes, please). I refer to this blog regularly, and am constantly inspired and impressed by it. There’s a little bit of fashion and travel thrown in, too, if you’re not in a nesting sort of mood.
Reflect and Refresh with the New Revised Collection by Suzy & Casper Vissers
An outdoor seating collection inspired by traditional Moroccan footstools.
Kitka was created as an accompaniment to the beautiful Toronto shop Mjölk, but it has become so much more. Though the blog often features events and exhibits happening at the shop, as seen above, it also documents the owners’ home and cottage renovations, tours of artisan studios and design shops around the world, and lovingly shot explorations of Toronto’s must-see spots for art, design and nature lovers.
Celebrating the ordinary and the extraordinary, Happy Mundane highlights simple design in cleverly styled vignettes expressed via happy-hued palettes. Showcasing the beauty in absolutely everything, even the most mundane (hence the name), Jonathan Lo puts a little extra pep in your step with his artful blog.
The Project Gallery of Homey Oh My is where I head whenever I need beautifully minimal tutorials like stone trinket dishes, modern yarn wall hangings, and air plant hangers. The palette of the blog is a soothing black and white with thoughtful pops of color and the contents are easily navigable, so it’s a joy to explore. Amy is the queen of non-cheesy holiday projects, such as rose petal garland, merry pine swag, and gold confetti pumpkins, so check with her when the next holiday rolls around.
This brand new design label was created for that pivotal moment in our lives when we feel the need to change our surroundings.
Taylor Knights’ Brunswick West House Gets a Modern Renovation and Addition
Created by writer-photographer Erin Boyle, Reading My Tea Leaves has a minimalist overtone threaded through each of her stories. Her message is to live simply and with purpose, keeping the environment top of mind, and happiness and well-being at the forefront of everything you do. Good reminders!
Focusing on all things Scandinavian, stylist and writer Michelle Halford consistently delivers a curated design blog that places minimalism on a pedestal and fresh modern designs at the forefront. Clean interiors artfully presented are this authors forte and she never disappoints her admirers.
Design-slash-photography house Spons located in the Netherlands has developed a very edited palette that appears on their blog. Spanning a spectrum of grays, subtle taupe’s and muted pops of pigment, you’ll find delicately balanced still lifes and inspired interiors.