Our picks for some the best design blogs for 2015

Whether you have a home design project coming up in 2015 or just love good design, blogs are one of the greatest resources for inspiration. Design bloggers are unique because they share their own self-curated ideas, often weaving in personal experiences and preferences. So, if you can find design bloggers who resonate with you, follow them!

If you’re just getting started, it can be a bit overwhelming to sift through the blogosphere and find those that are the best fit for you, so we did a little bit of digging to help get you started. Here are five of our favorites:

Coco + Kelley

Launched in 2007, Coco + Kelley is full of stylish trends for home and lifestyle. The site is curated by Cassandra Lavalle, who shares her favorite products and inspirations for interiors, fashion, entertaining, colors and lifestyle. Cassandra’s personal style is rooted in the classic, but she has a strong eye for trends, and an imagination that enjoys pushing boundaries. In addition to sharing her personal thoughts and opinions, she collaborates with other designers, artists and brands to bring inspiring and original content to the blog. http://www.cocokelley.com/


Frustrated by the economics of traditional print media, blog founder Angela Matusik decided to take publishing matters into her own hands. She gathered a few like-minded and talented contributors – all who had worked together at Budget Living magazine – and Shelterrific was born. Covering just about every subject related to our homes, including decorating, cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing and more, Shelterrific aims to point you to the best products, ideas and resources available. http://www.shelterrific.com/

The Design Tourist

Owner and founder Karen LaBlanc travels the globe and brings exciting design events and fascinating design destinations to your fingertips on the Design Tourist. She skillfully connects the dots between culture and creativity, tying it all together by exploring the soul of design and the creative cultures that produce it. Karen also writes, produces and hosts “The Design Tourist” TV show on The Design Network and select Time Warner Cable Stations, as well as “Inside Design Minds” airing on Vision TV and “Trade Secrets.” https://thedesigntourist.com/

Charles & Hudson

Founded in New York in 2005 by Timothy Dahl, Charles & Hudson covers the best in design, DIY, and smart homes. Timothy is a maker, designer and DIY enthusiast who loves finding ways to turn a house into a home. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, DIY Network, Popular Mechanics and The Family Handyman. He’s been featured on NPR and the Martha Stewart SiriusXM radio show, and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS, and Blogher. http://charlesandhudson.com/

Architects Toybox

Founder and blogger Rita Catinella Orrell has been writing about design for more than 17 years, covering interior design, home furnishings, kitchen and bath design, and architectural building products. With a distinct focus on well-curated products, Rita created Architects Toybox for architects and designers, as well as design-savvy homeowners. The blog features stunning photography of beautifully designed building and home products, as well as the latest trends in home accents and sustainable design. Prior to Architects Toybox, Rita was the products editor for Architectural Record for 14 years and was the founding editor of SNAP, a quarterly building products magazine. http://www.architects-toybox.com/

These amazing blogs are easy to get completely immersed in – so enjoy yourself! Later this year, we’ll share more of our favorite design blogs with you right here on the Heat & Glo blog. Also, we would be remiss not to mention that gas fireplaces are among the most blogged about home design features for modern homes, and many styles and options can be seen here.

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