Home Design Blogger Awards 2014 – the winners

Thank you to everyone who voted in our Home Design Blogger Awards 2014. The response was fantastic, and we hope that you have found inspiration from the excellent work of all the citizen journalists shortlisted for this year’s awards.

And now, the winners! (Drumroll)…

Sarah Akwisombe

Our overall winner of the title Home Design Blogger 2014 is Sarah Akwisombe, of She not only received the most votes to top the poll for the Affordable Design Award category, but also most votes in the competition overall. Sarah says she is obsessed with antiques, vintage furniture, interior design, and period styling, with a particular love of (bits of) Art Deco and mid-century modern. Her blog is a collection of mood boards, her own efforts at creating her perfect home, affordable room makeover ideas, DIY and decorating tips, and much more. The judges and public were impressed with how she couples her eye for design with genuine affordability, and so we are delighted to award Sarah with her badge and a prize of £250.

Runners up – Affordable Design Award

Home Design DIY Award

Our Home Design DIY Award winner is, written by Christine and Jan who are a formidable DIY team. They share the trials and tribulations of doing up their home and provide some great tips and ideas along the way, with plenty of wonderful photos to show exactly how a job is done.

Runners up


Best Bathrooms Revamp Blog Post 2014

Congratulations to Mary, whose post on her bathroom revamp really caught the attention of the voting public. Her personal style shines through, and her attention to detail in the accessories brings the whole room together.

Mary Poppins

Runners up

Home Design Twitter Award

Our clear winner in the Home Design Twitter Award category is Alison Gibb of The voting public were clearly impressed with her enthusiastic style, friendliness, and eye for what looks good in interior design.

Runners up


Judges’ Choice Award

In addition to the four categories voted on by the public, we also have the Judges’ Choice Award. This is our opportunity to recognise emerging blog talent by highlighting a newer blog which stands out in the field of interiors and home design. This year, the Judges’ Choice Award goes to Claire Archbold of Claire started the blog in September 2013, but already she has built it into a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration. Her regular Wallpaper Wednesday posts, focus on colour inspiration, eye for accessories, and well curated posts make this blog a pleasure to browse.


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