Design Inspiration

As you already know here at Red Knot we have an undeniable love for design.  Through our blog we are able to share with you tips and inspiration to bring out your inner creative and design-savvy dweller.  Truth be told, we also have our list of favorite blogs we frequent- they, too, inspire us with extraordinary ideas and amazing designs that stir our minds, we couldn’t wait to share them with you!


Apartment Therapy

An essential blog for resources in home improvement and design tips. The site feature topics in homekeeping, DIYs, renovation, tech, and entertaining. The site is updated frequently with posts from different parts of the world. Apartment Therapy is mostly pictorial, with lots of jaw-dropping photos of interiors all the while providing practical home décor ideas. Founder Maxwell Ryan was known as the “apartment therapist”, described as “one part interior designer, one part life coach,” who would visit his clients’ homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. In their mission statement they believe that “a calm, beautiful home is linked to happiness.”


Centsational Girl


“Fabulous, for less” is Kate Riley’s motto in her blog, Centsational Girl. Centsational Girl is an incredible resource for design, home improvement and DIY projects and how to bring affordable style to your home. The best guide for designer style on a budget, you will find tips, tricks and tutorials on designing your home in the most creative and inexpensive ways through furniture makeovers and craft projects. Kate shows you how “fix up your place and with finesse, one do-it-yourself project at a time”. Browse the Project Gallery for article archives, the Style Files for inspiring home improvement and interior decorating ideas, and Kate’s other site, Best of DIY for over 1,000 DIY projects.


Design Milk


“Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world.” An incredible go-to resource for information about art, architecture, interior design, home décor, fashion, and technology. They have a number of regular columns and features that make interesting reads such as Design Store(y) (inside look at a retail design shop), Skim Milk (minimalist design) and Where I Work (offices and tools to help unleash creativity of top designers) to name a few. In their Interiors page, there are a pages of eye-candy photos of striking and much coveted spaces.


Savvy Home


The Savvy Girl believes in the notion that the decorating is an ongoing adventure. Influenced by a love for the coastal lifestyle, Savvy home was founded in 2010 by Gabrielle Savoie out of a beach apartment on the coast of South Australia. It is a great source for décor inspiration, expert tips, shopping and décor services. The site features blog posts on interior design, entertaining, travel and house tours. You can also purchase featured furniture and accent pieces in their Shop page.




Remodelista is one of the best home and design websites to visit.  They have design perspectives from all over the globe, from here in the U.S to Australia to Europe and Asia! Talk about online globe-trotting, visit their Travel category for exquisite interiors throughout the world!  Their Home Inspiration category feature blog posts with amazing inspiration for the home, where you can find art and decorating ideas, color palettes, and home accessories in a range of styles- modern, rustic to minimalist.  In the Experts category you can browse a selective listing of design firms and design professionals.  You can get remodeling advice from DIYers, remodelers, and architectural enthusiasts.


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