Ask our team of design experts
LAMPS PLUS Blog Policies
Last month we asked you to weigh in on your favorite home décor blogs in four categories for our 2013 Best Home Blog Awards: Interior Design, DIY, Lifestyle and Family.
Thousands of blogs were considered, one hundred were nominated, and only four were chosen! Your votes have been tallied and here are the 2013 winners and runners-up:
Interior Design Blog Winner: Hickory Trail (Angela Betlewicz from Yulee, Florida)
2. Decorating Ideas Made Easy 3. The Hunted Interior 4. Tobi Fairley 5. Stagetecture 6. Simplified Bee 7. Belle Maison 8. The Endearing Home 9. Lisa Mende Design 10. Hadley Court 11. Christina Loucks 12. Kandrac Kole 13. StyleCarrot 14. Habitually Chic 15. Hillary Thomas 16. La Dolce Vita 17. The Peak of Chic 18. Dec-a-Porter 19. Kelly Market 20. Quintessence 21. Stacy Naquin Interiors 22. Places in the Home 23. Cloth and Kind 24. The Design Wotcha 25. Kaza Design
DIY Blog Winner: Centsational Girl (Kate Riley from Petaluma, California)
2. Thrifty Decor Chick3. The Frugal Homemaker4. Simply Organized5. In My Own Style6. Desert Domicile7. Unexpected Elegance8. Dukes and Duchesses9. DIY on the Cheap10. It All Started With Paint11. Petticoat Junktion12. The Everyday Home13. Pretty Handy Girl14. The Painted Home15. Suzy's Artsy-Crafty Sitcom16. DIY Show Off17. Rustic Pig Designs18. Storypiece19. LiveLoveDIY20. Wills Casa21. Yellow Brick Home22. Lolly Jane23. The Cavender Diary24. Domestically Speaking25. Sugar Bee Crafts
Lifestyle Blog Winner: Cupcakes for Breakfast (Nikki Rappaport from Washington DC)
2. Hi Sugarplum!3. With Style & Grace4. The Effortless Chic5. Style Within Reach6. This is Glamorous7. MadeByGirl8. Look Linger Love9. A Piece of Toast10. Kelly Golightly11. The Everygirl12. A Merry Mishap13. Frock Files14. Design Darling15. The Pursuit of Style16. The Office Stylist17. Love Maegan18. Luella & June19. Meg Biram20. Haute Design by Sarah Klassen21. Camille Styles22. Unruly Things23. Life in a Venti Cup24. The Vault Files25. The Glamourai
Family Blog Winner: Stone Gable (Yvonne Pratt from Willow Street, Pennsylvania)
2. Honey We're Home3. Just Us Four4. Small Fry5. Four Generations One Roof6. Thistlewood Farm7. Bless This Mess8. Mom 4 Real9. Celebrating Everyday Life10. Tried and True11. Nellie Bellie12. Pancakes & French Fries13. Jennifer Rizzo14. One Tough Mother15. Handmade Charlotte16. Keeping It Cozy17. Mom Home Guide18. Stay at Home-ista19. Prudent Baby20. Lilikoi Joy21. I Heart Naptime22. HoneyBear Lane23. Cupcakes and Crinoline24. Design, Dining + Diapers25. Jolly Mom
Congratulations to the four winning blogs, and to all 100 blogs that were nominated! Now in its second year, the Lamps Plus Best Home Blog Awards is an annual award that honors exceptional work in the home décor blogosphere.
Manja Swanson, Chief Creative Officer of Lamps Plus, drives the creative direction of the growing Lamps Plus brand, overseeing the company’s design and buying departments. After graduating from UCLA with a fine arts degree, she worked as a teacher for several years, but remained interested in the creative process.
Manja attends numerous trade and fabric shows to stay current on the latest looks, from which she translates into a unique shopping experience by displaying the merchandise around current design trends. Her technical expertise of lighting, paired with her interior design sensibilities makes her a highly sought-after writer and speaker.
Manja is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, the 55 Downing Street blog, and Style Illuminated by Lamps Plus.
Congratulations ladies! So honored to have been nominated!
Thank you all so much! What a privilege to be chosen! Thanks again!
Congrats ladies!!! All awesome bloggers :)
thanks for including Lisa Mende Design
Great work. Congrats. You all deserve it.