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The Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

Last night we spent a fantastic evening at the Amara Interior Blog Awards ceremony and got to meet so many talented interior bloggers. Held at the luxurious Ham Yard Hotel in London, we were in absolute awe as soon as we were ushered through into our stunning venue for the evening, the Ham Yard Theatre & Dive Bar.

With its neon-lit sign, giant orange juicer and fabulous seating areas, the Dive Bar was the perfect venue to mingle with our fellow shortlisters and a chance to finally meet the people behind the successful blogs. We met some lovely bloggers during the night, and are so thankful to our readers and everyone who voted for getting us there.

Although we didn’t win an award in our category, we were thrilled for the bloggers who won. Each award winner was truly deserving of their award, and it was an amazing experience to see so much support for one anothers blogs within the interior blog community.

The Venue: The Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar

We were welcomed with an incredible drinks reception including flutes of champagne & delicious cocktails which were also accompanied by the best canapés we’ve ever tasted including slow roasted pork belly chili Vietnamese rice paper rolls, parmesan risotto cones, crunchy chicken lollipops and chargrilled steak with béarnaise sauce.

The Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar was our venue for the evening in honour of the Amara Interior blog awards 2015. Image courtesy of John Nassari.

A beautiful array of canapés and cocktails awaited our arrival at the Amara Interior blog awards 2015.

A reception of cocktails and canapés at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

We were welcomed with the most amazing nibbles at this year's Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015.

we also took a sneak peak at the Ham Yard Hotel's bowling alley next door to the Amara Interior Blog Awards, called the Croc We caught up with the Amara Interior Blog Awards host Sophie Robinson, Best Newcome Blog winner Anna from Don't Cramp My Style & NDA student and blogger Emily May Designs.

Plate after plate of canapés at this year's Amara interior blog awards. We were spoilt for choice.. so we had them all!

the friendly team of Ham Yard Hotel staff busy behind the Dive Bar, making us the best cocktails all night for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015.

The Amara Interior Blog Awards venue. The Dive Bar has the most amazing decor, neon edged lamps, a huge chandelier and a giant orange juicer to name a few..

The Award Interior Blog Awards Ceremony: The Ham Yard Theatre

Once we’d all had chance to mingle and meet one another, we were then ushered into the Ham Yard Theatre as it was time to take our seats for the award ceremony. The lovely host for the night was Sophie Robinson, who tore open each of the golden envelopes to reveal the highly anticipated name of the winner for each category.

Waiting for Sophie Robinson to take to the stage to announce this years Amara Interior Blog Awards winners. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The Amara Interior Blog Awards took place in the glamorous Ham Yard Hotel theatre. We took our seats excited to hear who'd one in each category. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The amara interior blog awards were waiting on stage for the category award winners

The Amara interior blog awards host, Sophie Robinson excitedly opened up each gold envelope to announce the winner of each category.

The Amara Interior Blog Award Winners:

The winners with their trophies at this year's Amara Interior Blog Awards. Image courtesy of John Nassari

The Editor’s Choice Award

The blog which took home the highest honour of the night was Flat 15.


The Best Architecture Blog 

Winner: English Buildings
Highly Commended: Dezeen


The Best Australia Interiors Blog 

Winner: Est Magazine
Highly Commended: Designed for Life


The Best Colour Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Lucy Loves Ya
Highly Commended: Little Big Bell


The Best Design Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Mad about the House

Highly Commended: Decorenvy


The Best Colour Inspiration Blog 

Winner: Copperline

Highly Commended: Upcyclist


The Best DIY & Craft Blog 

Winner: The Lovely Drawer

Highly Commended: Apartment Apothecary


The Best DIY & Craft Blog 

Winner: Gucki

Highly Commended: My Scandinavian Home


The Best Fashion Inspired Blog 

Winner: Apartment Number 4

Highly Commended: Old Fashioned Susie


The Best Interior Designer Blog 

Winner: Lucy Gough Stylist Blog

Highly Commended: Smartstyle Interiors


The Best Interior Magazine Blog 

Winner: Girl About Tech


The Best International Interiors Blog 

Winner: Styled Canvas


The Best Luxury Blog

Winner: Design Hunter


The Best Newcomer Blog

Winner: Don’t Cramp my Style

Highly Commended: Stella + The Stars


The Best Organisation Blog

Winner: Miafleur

Highly Commended: The French Bedroom Company


The Best USA Interiors Blog

Winner: Anna E. Lee Interior Design

Congratulations to all those who won an award, or were highly commended in their category. Not only was it a fantastic night, it was also a great opportunity to meet so many inspiring, interior bloggers that we truly admire.

Canapés & Cocktails in the Ham Yard Hotel Dive Bar:

After the awards it was then time to head back out to the bar for round 2 of drinks, dessert canapés and another chance to chat, take photos and to congratulate those that won an award.

The Amara interior blog awards surprised us with another round of drinks and canapés after the awards

The Amara interior blog awards. After the awards bloggers got to chat, once again and congradulate those who had won an award.

Amara Interior blog awards Host Sophie Robinson with interior bloggers

The amara interior blog awards. Congratulations to everyone who won an award, we moved back to the dive bar after the awards for more cocktails, canapés and a chance to chat

Then once the bar had closed and we’d said our goodbyes, it was time to grab our Amara goody bags and make our way home.

The Goody Bag

And, of course we have to mention our goody bag contents. They were filled with luxury goodies from award sponsors. We received:

A Missoni Home cushion, Seletti Travel Bag, a set of Christy towels, Magisso cake slice, Mulberry Home Candle, Farrow & Ball paint sample, Anorak purse, Christian Lacroix notebook, Missoni Home canvas bag, Bang & Olufsen USB, Thornback & Peel hankerchief, Ortigia bath salts, GP & Baker Tulip bulbs, & a Scion Living Coffee Mug & Chocolates.

The Amara Blog Awards 2015. We didn't win an award unfortunetly but we were thrilled to get a goody bag filled with treats.

It was great to be part of such a fantastic event, thank you Amara.

The Amara Interior Blog Award Shortlist 2015

We made the Amara Interior Blog Award Shortlist!

We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted in the Best Design Inspiration Blog category in this year’s Amara Interior Blog Awards! We would like to say thank you to each and every one of you who voted for our blog and got us to the next stage.

Amara interior blog award shortlisted blog 2015In total over 589 blogs were nominated and over 35,000 votes were cast before the top 5 blogs with the most votes in each category made this year’s shortlist.

Best Design Inspiration Blog

We are lucky enough to of made it through to the judging stage, going head to head against some fantastic interior bloggers in the top 5 with us in the best design inspiration category sponsored this year by luxury kitchen designer, Nicholas Anthony.

The Amara Blog Awards 2015 Best Design Inspiration Blog category sponsored by Nicholas Anthony


Flat 15

Mad About The House 

National Design Academy

RJV Designs

Make sure you check out all the other great shortlisted interior bloggers in our category too.

The Amara Interior Blog Awards Judging Day

It was then the turn of the expert Amara judges including; Sam Hood from Amara, Deborah Barker Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens and 25 Beautiful Homes, David Harris from Andrew Martin, Charlotte Cosby from Farrow & Ball, Ann Grafton from GP & J Baker, Jenny Gibbs from KLC Design School, Lucy Freedman from LucyWillShowYou and top interior writer Barbara Chandler who gathered at the Ham Yard Hotel on October 1st to make their decision on who the winners of each blog category will be at this year’s interior blog awards judging day.

Amara interior blog awards judging day for this year's amara blog awards 2015

The winners will then be announced on the night, at the awards ceremony on the 28th October which will take place at the glamorous Ham Yard Hotel in London. If like us, you want to see what the venue for the awards is like beforehand then here is a sneak peak at the 2015 Amara award’s venue.

The National Design Academys Amara interior blog awards 2015 invite

We received our beautiful invitation to attend this year’s awards event earlier this week, so will be counting down until the awards! We will be live tweeting throughout the night, so make sure to follow us on Twitter to see our coverage of this year’s 2015 Amara blog awards.