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 over the years, in 2014 the Interior Blog Awards were born to give this vibrant community of creatives the recognition they deserve.

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 the shortlisters, sponsors, judges and the IBA team. This year the Amara Interior Blog Awards were bigger and better than ever before.

The 2019 ceremony was hosted by Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth, who together host The Great Indoors podcast which celebrates all things interiors and are on a mission to make interior design accessible and achievable for everybody. Held at the spectacular One Marylebone, it was certainly a night to remember.

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 amongst 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.

My 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.

2019 Winners

The last Amara Interior Blog Awards ceremony saw 21 bloggers across the UK and the rest of the world crowned the leaders in their interiors field. From creative crafty blogs to super sleek company blogs, our 2019 winners are the best of the best. Read all about them on our winner’s page here.