US Best Design Inspiration Winner, The Home I Create, Talks to the IBA Blog

Linda, founder of The Home I Create, took home the coveted US Best Design Inspiration Blog award at the 2018 IBAs as the judges were blown away by her inspiring blog content. Linda talks to the IBA Blog about what inspired her to start her blog and where she hopes her blog will take her in the future…

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What inspired you to start your blog?

I grew up in a home that was always decorated in some form or fashion. So my love of interior decor started at an early age. I created my blog to share that love with other people and inspire others like me who want a beautiful home without breaking the bank.

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How did you feel when you won the IBA18 Best Design Inspiration Blog Award?

Surprised! Then elation. There were so many talented folk whose work I admire in that category so I felt incredibly humbled to have won.

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Where do you find inspiration for your blog content?

At the risk of sounding cliche, almost everywhere really. From catalogues to questions from my readers, or a stroll through a home decor store. Almost anything can spark inspiration for me. Part of the joy of having this blog is that it forces me to look at everyday things with a creative eye.

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What’s the best blogging tip you’ve ever been told?

Be genuine, be yourself, and your people will find you. I took that piece of advice and ran with it because having a true community with my readers who genuinely like my style and content is something that is important to me. Plus honestly speaking blogging, in general, is a saturated market. So one of the only things that can help you stand out is being yourself because there is only you. 

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Where do you hope your blog will take you in the future?

Oh wow, this is a good question! I have so many ideas on how I would love to use my blogging platform as a springboard for other creative pursuits. One of them is having the opportunity to work one on one with women in underrepresented communities who might need a little help styling or shopping for their homes on a limited budget.

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