Hi CoContesters and welcome back to another round of our fabulous feature blogger sessions! Are you ready? We’ll be checking out some gorgeous interior advice and inspiration from the The Inspired Room.
Last week we checked out the seriously stylish Gwen Hefner and her blog: The Makerista, while today we’re headed to Seattle to take a peek at Melissa and The Inspired Room. Featuring plenty of practical design pick-me-ups, in addition to gorgeous interior ideas, this website is sure to enhance and inspire some domestic projects. Read to take a look? …read on below!
The face behind The Inspired Room…
Unfortunately it’s not the gorgeous pooch in the photo, but rather Melissa, creator and curator of The Inspired Room. As an avid writer (NY Times Bestseller) and decorator Melissa boasts a knack for all thing creative and beautiful. Her interior designs are casually liveable, with a touch of homey luxury, and plenty of cosy, snug and inviting aesthetics. Voted the Reader’s Favourite Decorating Blogger at Better Homes & Gardens magazine in 2015 and 2014, it’s easy to see that Melissa is a motivated and inspirational designer.
Having just moved into a 1950s cottage in Seattle, Melissa inspires women to create an authentic home they love, while embracing family life and domestic bliss. As a mother of three (not counting the fur babies), Melissa balances numerous tasks and offers budget-friendly DIY projects, as well as ways to reduce expenditure, stress and time-wastage. Sound like your cup of tea? Read more about Melissa and The Inspired Room here.
Touring homes and houses
If there is one thing we love about our feature bloggers, it’s the way they open up their homes to their readers. The Inspired Room’s various home tours are seriously chic, while offering a range of stylish and inventive options to suit a wide range of dwellings.
From Seattle to Portland to Cannon Beach, there are a range of different abodes, in addition to stylish room reveals. The step-by-step renovation of each dwelling is unmissable, and contributes a sense of purpose and usability to the blog.
Want to check each house out? Head over here and glean a few tips and tricks.
Shop the fabulous finds and accessories
As well as checking out each stylish interior space, Melissa also lets us know where we can purchase each item. From gift guides to home organisational items, there are so many pieces to emulate and copy in your own home!
Each item of furniture, window dressing, down the very last vase is noted and available via a link. If you see something that takes your fancy, head over here and pick one up.
Getting in the Christmas spirit
Here at CoContest HQ we’re certainly getting into the festive spirit! The Inspired Room shows us how to get our homes ready for the Christmas season, with a range of different blogger’s ideas, as well as their own. Whether you like minimal and chic or sumptuous and fabulous, we’re sure you’ll find something to soothe your winter blues!
Get decorating, and check out the rest of the post here.
I'm usually a slow and simple seasonal decorator. I add a pinch of greenery here and there and maybe a bit of plaid with a wreath on the wall like I did here in my old dining room. Some seasons I find I can do more and enjoy it, but I really try to embrace and savor whatever rhythm feels right in the season I'm in. Happy Tuesday, friends! 😘 #makeroomforwhatyoulove
As with all of our feature bloggers, we like to stay up-to-date with their decorative inspiration and ideas. The Inspired Room boasts an impressive list of followers (at the time of writing this was > 70k), while each image is curated and informative. If you’d like to stay abreast of this blog, check them out here.
What did you think of this week’s feature blogger and Instagrammer? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
And stay tuned next Thursday, while we reveal our next fabulous designer or decorator…