The Amara Interior Blog Awards


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The Amara Interior Blog Awards celebrates the most respected, and talented bloggers in the interior design industry. At Amara we believe that these individuals are a crucial part of the interior design world. Having worked closely with bloggers for years, in 2014 the Interior Blog Awards were born to give this vibrant community of creatives the recognition they deserve.

Now in its sixth year, the Amara interior blog awards is globally recognised as the leading interior blogging event. The Awards consist of a series of phases across a three month period; Nominations, Voting and Shortlisting before the winner is announced at an annual awards ceremony attended by shortlisters, sponsors, judges and the IBA team.

The Amara Interior Blog Awards are bigger and better than ever, this year the awards ceremony will be hosted by Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth. Together, Sophie and Kate host The Great Indoors podcast, celebrating all things interiors with a mission to make interior design accessible and achievable for everybody. If you’re as excited as we are, you can read more about them here.

Previous Winners

Mad About The House, Best Design Inspiration Blog 2015

"The blog has continued to grow year on year since it won in 2015 and it has gone on to win other awards as well. Of course they say it's all about the taking part rather than the winning but it does raise your visibility among brands and increase the number of opportunities that come along as more companies want to work with you. I have done lots of brand collaborations both for the blog and instagram as well as finishing off my third book since 2015. Winning the award, which led to the blog growing and therefore more work coming in has allowed the blog to keep going and, in turn, meant I can do other things like write books (which famously don't make much money) and my own Do Less Harm campaign."

Kate Watson-Smyth, Founder.

Warehouse Home, Best Company Blog 2018

"We were thrilled that Warehouse Home won the award for Best Company Blog at the Amara IBAs 2018. Shortly after winning our Amara award last year, we launched the Warehouse Home property company - an independent estate agency specialising exclusively in selling warehouse homes."

Sophie Bush, Founder.

Forward Features, Best Design Inspiration Blog 2016

"Since the awards we have been really lucky to work with a whole host of brands on some incredible projects. We've presented workshops, styled shoots and created content which we're really proud of. We've also met some amazing people along the way, both in the interiors-sphere and the blogger community. However, for us, the real boost came from being given a platform and having our blog recognised - it gave us the confidence to continue to push it further.”

David & Mark, Founders.

Little Big Bell, Best Colour Inspiration Blog 2014

"Since winning the IBA in 2014, I have had numerous amazing opportunities. I have worked on many paid brand campaigns both in the UK and internationally. I have made youtube videos with brands, interviewed top designers, ran workshops, travelled extensively and been featured in the media both digitally and in paper/magazines. I have so far turned down TV appearances but I think I shall be braver and venture more out of my comfort zone in the new year."

Geraldine Tan, Founder.

Current Phase

The shortlist has been annouced! We’ve had hundreds of blogs and instagram accounts nominated and we've narrowed it down to 10 blogs shortlisted in each category, five in each territory. Winners will be announced Thursday 14th November 2019 at our exclusive annual awards ceremony. See the 2019 shortlist here.

2019 Sponsors



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