As you may or may not have noticed, I have allowed myself to be gloriously swept away with the interior world and I am loving every minute. Mostly this is as a direct result of the design, production and launch of my surface design label Mairi Helena earlier this year. But in addition to the creating, printing, sampling and showcasing of my fabrics, wallpapers and cushions, it’s been the ‘blogging about the journey‘ that I have found increasingly rewarding.

From our little flat in the heart of Edinburgh City, our recent renovation projects and ideas have thrown us into the passionate, colourful world of creating PASSIONATE interiors. We have embarked on a whirlwind ride of interior decoration and styling as we eagerly blog about our ventures with bold paint colour choices, vibrant wall coverings and enthusiasm for producing that ‘stand out interior’.

Blogging about interiors it seems, is a wonderfully addictive thing.

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And so it was with huge delight that I found out earlier in August that my blog had been nominated for an ‘Amara Interior Blog Award‘ for ‘Best Colour Inspiration Blog‘. Being fresh faced to the blogging world, I am over the moon to be included and to be in the company of the most amazing interior bloggers in the country.

So I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you to my TOP 4 INTERIOR BLOGGERS who share my passion for luxurious interiors and who are also very excitingly up for an Amara Interior Blog Award too!


Pink House Interiors

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The Pink House, Edinburgh

May I introduce you to the lovely Emily, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks ago in her amazing Edinburgh base ‘The Pink House’. Emily runs The Pink House Blog and I am just in awe of her writing style and her delivery of sumptuously interiors and engaging posts with beautiful imagery by the talented Susie Lowe.

And with delightful Pink House as a base, well the inspirational interior juices are bound to flow. Check out her living room for starters!

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interior blogger edinburgh, blogging about interiors, edinburgh interiors blog

And yes, you’re not mistaken…there’s some of my velvet thistle cushions on Emily’s beautiful green velvet sofa in the second shot…..a showcase in The Pink House – love it!

Up for an Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Newcomer! Vote here


Sarah Akwisombe 

interior blogger, no bull blog school

It’s been thanks to the wonderful Sarah Akwisombe that my blog has come to fruition. Sarah is not only an inspirational interior stylist and interiors blogger but she also runs the most amazing No Bull Blog School which helps newbie bloggers understand the world of blogging and become confident in how to set up and run a successful blog. If you’re looking for hints, tips, support and advice on the intriguing world of blogging, I recommend you check out her site!

Up for an Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Interior Designer or Stylist Blog! Vote here 


Swoon Worthy

swoon worthy interior blogger

So I was first introduced to Kimberley from Swoon Worthy Blog after hearing her chat to Sarah Akwisombe on a Expert Blogger Webinar session held by Sarah’s No Bull Blog School. I was immediately drawn to Kimberley’s blog for her passion for an interior with personality! I love her ‘Eclectic Boho Glam’ style and her desire to showcase interiors with a ‘fearless’ attitude. If you’re a fan of bold interiors and looking for tips on how to glam up your own pad, then check out Swoon Worthy’s blog. You’ll soon be an avid fan!

Up for an Amara Interior Blog Award for Best DIY and Crafts Blog! Vote here 


Apartment Number 4

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For a delightful interiors and lifestyle blog on helping you to add a splash of style to your life, check out the wonderful Apartment Number 4. Run by editor and stylist Victoria, this blog looks to showcase wonderfully bespoke interiors ideas and search for those inspirational yet attainable accessories to help stylise your home decorated give it the wow factor. Victoria’s blogs on lifestyle, fashion & beauty and interiors are full of brilliant DIY ideas and projects for your own home as well as awe inspiring posts showcasing aspirational interiors.  One of my current favourite posts is ‘4 Ways to Make Your Interior Design Your Own‘.

UP from an Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Design Inspiration Blog! Vote here



mention my own blog…. Mairi Helena!

creating a wall montage in the bedroom

luxury scottish interior bedroom makeover

If you’d like an injection of colour inspiration for your interiors,then please do check me out also and add me to your reading list! I too have become absolutely hooked on colourful blogging and look to capture adventures in Scottish fashion, textile design and interiors. With my photography as well as my own interior accessories label ‘Mairi Helena’ at its core, I blog to share how your camera can become your creative escape, as it did with me.

Up for an amara interior blog award for Best Colour Inspiration Blog! Vote Here 

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Amara Interior Blog Awards, I’m so delighted to be a part of it!