2017 Shortlist


Nearly 800 blogs were nominated and over 45,000 votes cast over this year’s campaign we are now delighted to announce the 2017 Amara Interior Blog Awards shortlist! The six blogs in each of the ten categories all excel in their chosen interior field, making the next step extremely difficult for this year’s judging panel.

The shortlisted blogs will now be carefully examined by the 2017 judging panel before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 25th October. The coveted Bloggers’ Choice Award winner will also be chosen from these impressive shortlists by the shortlisted bloggers themselves.

IBA17 Shortlisted Blogs

Best Colour Inspiration Blog

Sponsored by Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball

Best Company Blog

Sponsored by DHL

Best Craft Blog

Sponsored by Cutture

Best Design Inspiration Blog

Sponsored by Georg Jensen

Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog

Sponsored by Sofa Workshop

Best Interior Designer Blog

Sponsored by LSA

Best Interior Magazine Blog

Sponsored by Wedgwood

Best Interior Lifestyle Blog

Sponsored by Christy

Best Luxury Blog

Sponsored by Roberto Cavalli

Best Newcomer Blog

Sponsored by Humanscale


The following awards are not open for nominations and the recipients will be decided by the judging panel on the judging day then announced at the awards ceremony alongside the other awards. These awards are for the bloggers that excel in certain areas and the judges feel deserve a special mention for these aspects of their blogging.

Best Designed Blog

For the best looking blog in the industry, this award will be given to the blog the judges feel has gone above and beyond to achieve best design possible. No easy task to achieve, the winner of this award strives to ensure their blog always looks current, is impeccably styled at all times and is easy to navigate making it a joy for readers to visit.

Sponsored by Missoni Home

Best use of Photography

Imagery can make or break a blog and this award is for the blog that goes further than the rest to exhibit the most outstanding original photography throughout the site. A talented photographer, the majority of the beautiful imagery on the winning blog will be the blogger’s own and each image will be an inspiration to readers for both their interiors and their own photography projects.

Sponsored by Seletti

Best Written Blog

For those that love to craft a masterpiece with their words, this award is reserved for the best writers in the interior blogging industry who go one step beyond the rest with their writing quality. From funny and light-hearted reads to in-depth and educational posts, the winner of the Best Written Blog Award will have you coming back time and time again to check out their flawlessly scripted posts.

Sponsored by Max Benjamin

Blogger’s Choice

It is not possible to nominate any blogs for the Bloggers’ Choice Award, the 2017 shortlist will select the recipient of this award from all of the other shortlisted blogs. This blog will exemplify the best interior content and design in the industry and will be named as the leading blog for overall outstanding quality.

Sponsored by Amara