Design happens to be everywhere you go. And if you’d like to find out who to know about when it comes to all things home design in South Africa, then Doors Direct have created a list of the best, just for you. We’ve hand-picked bloggers from a variety of fields, from lifestyle to DIY-focused creators, so get ready to be inspired and take a look at the winners of our best South African Home Design blog award.
Drum roll, please! The winners of our South African Home Design blogs are...
Founded in 2005 by home DIY enthusiast Janice Anderssen, Home-Dzine is a DIY lover's paradise. Full of handy DIY and decor tips and tricks, this blog has pretty much everything you need to up your home improvement and interior game.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for the little ones, Little Interiors is loaded with inspiration to make any child’s space look great. Started by interior designer Mariëtte Sakelliou in 2011, this blog has a massive range of ideas for anything from nurseries to bedrooms, and how to keep your home child-friendly, so it’s definitely worth a scroll.
If you’re looking for inspiration to liven up your living space, whether it’s getting the low-down on the latest interior design trends or a clever DIY idea, then you’ll enjoy Homeology. Founded by Germarie Bruwer, her approach is all about making your home a place where you can care for yourself from inside and out. She regularly features contributors, making it full of everything you need to make your house feel more like a home. It also features regular “makers” pieces by local designers, so it’s a fantastic way to keep up with South African decor trends.
You'll definitely be saying "I want that" after spending time on this decor and lifestyle blog. This was set up by Cape Town-based freelance magazine journalist Vicki Sleet, where you can find her taking her own spin on trends, and even bringing old ones back to life. The Bargain Betty section is full of crafty DIY ideas that can spruce up your living space without breaking the bank, too.
Another fabulous design, decor and lifestyle blog on our list, Fiona Rossiter’s Inspired Living blog is jam-packed with home renovation advice, DIY projects and interior inspiration. What stands out about this one is their handy mood boards, pairing colour palettes with furniture and accessory ideas, so you’ll always be ready for your next living space refresh, or a trip to Ikea.
Kathryn Rossiter created Becoming You as a space for her to offer tips and inspiration, and she’s also passionate about encouraging women with her Women at Work series. When it comes to decor, she has recently gone through a renovation of her own home and shares her journey with room reveals and renovation diaries, so you can take a peek into Kathryn's home design journey for yourself.
If you’re looking to add a bit of zest to your home, freelance writer Yolandi’s A Zesty Life blog will help you do just that. She’s keen on DIY projects, and you can get design inspiration from her Home Tours features, where she carefully curates tours of homes that inspire her in her own network, from friends to family.
Things Dee Loves is a place where blogger and scientist Danielle showcases her love for life, crafts and prettiness (in her own words!) Some of her ventures into home design and decor include her courtyard makeover and putting her crafting skills into practice with DIY projects.
Having a background in interior design and advertising, Nicola Ashe has a strong attention to detail when it comes to all things decor. After starting the blog as a part-time gig back in 2008, Nicola is now a full-time brand consultant and lifestyle blogger, sharing her takes on the world of design and decor regularly. Plenty to get you inspired.
The Rabbit Haus is where writer Natasha Clark ventures into her musings, and decor happens to be one of them. Now, Natasha isn’t one to be all about trends, and instead goes for things that just feel right, which is great for anyone that isn’t too fussed about the latest decor craze of the month.