Five Must Follow Sites for Global Interiors Inspiration

Since I decided to narrow down my blogging niche to ‘globally inspired interiors‘ to marry up my two obsessions (travel and interiors), I’ve been on the look-out for other blogs that cover similar topics. This is partly to ensure that I continue to offer something slightly different and unique, but also to gather further inspiration and ideas for upcoming visits, shopping trips and posts. I thought I would list a few of my favourites here for you to also check out and enjoy.

My absolute fave (and the kind of blog I eventually aspire to create) has to be Happy Interior Blog. You’re probably already following Igor Josifovic’s worldwide adventures in interiors, travel and plants, but if not, do take a look – you’ll be hooked, I promise. Some of his recent posts have featured some gorgeous Nanimarquina rugs from Spain (see pic below), as well as a travel guide to Valencia (accompanied by photos to make you want to book your tickets there, like now). He also undertakes book reviews, in-depth shop profiles from a number of stores in different countries, and a range of gorgeous styling shoots. Igor’s mission is to ‘bring more happiness to our homes and lives‘ and who wouldn’t want that!?

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Beautiful styling of Nanimarquina Rugs on Happy Interior Blog

Next up, though its not technically a blog, I have big love for Apartment Therapy. Sharing stunning and inspiring interiors from all over the world, as well as shop reviews and seemingly endless articles on making your home a better place (and many other subjects besides), I should probably add a stark warning before telling you to check the site out. I mean, you can lose hours (I am not joking – I’ve lost entire evenings and weekends clicking from useful article to inspiring home tour and so on) on the site, but I guarantee you’ll come away with new knowledge and a thirst for changing something up in your home. Well worth it.  Their latest post on a concept store, Simple, in Valencia, had me looking up flight prices and trying to work out whether they offered international delivery on the adorable black ceramic swallows in the pic below.

Thirdly, I can rarely resist taking a cheeky peek at Bright Bazaar to see what Will Taylor has been up to. Bringing you ‘make you smile style‘, Will’s site is full of colourful inspiration to brighten up gloomy office drudgery. Will draws on global inspiration and covers a wide variety of subjects, including fashion, travel and interiors. The shot below (link in caption) is taken from a Norwegian home (Fjeldborg is their blog and online store) that Will used for the US cover of his first book, and he had this in mind when picking his must-have pieces from Joss and Main (another great site for sourcing globally inspired pieces for your home).

Another superb source of inspiration for me is The Design Chaser. The homes and brands that interior stylist and writer, Michelle Halford, chooses to feature are truly inspiring. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, her blog has a global focus, but mostly covers Scandinavian interiors and brands, which I – and her large number of subscribers – rather enjoy. Even better than that however, Michelle also shares images of her own home (which is full of monochrome Scandi style and has also been featured on Design Sponge – sigh, another great site that is well worth looking up!).

Lastly, and if you’ve read this far (awesome – thanks!), I am hoping that this site (do sign up on the right to get the latest posts direct to your inbox!) will grow to be one of your must-follow reads for globally based interiors inspiration.

I really hope you have enjoyed finding out more about the sites I love and aspire to emulate (in my own unique way, of course) over time. There are actually plenty more too, but I figure that I can save those for another day.

What are your sources of inspiration online? And is there anything you’d like to see more, or less, of on NMC (that’s Please leave me your comments as I would really love to hear from you.

Happy travels and shopping,

Jill x



  1. happyinteriorblog
    19th August 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful words! I am humbled!!!

  2. mxwjci
    19th August 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Loving the blog! Going through my cupboard this evening, I realised I need some new glasses or tumblers, and I thought it might be a good opportunity to indulge in some design. Have you seen any beautiful glassware that might provide some inspiration? Max

    • 20th August 2015 / 8:53 am

      Hi Max
      If you fancy some indulging, then I would recommend Iittala glasses (gorgeous homewares from Finland, if you’ve not seen before) – – not cheap, but super lovely. Otherwise, I often rely on good old M&S – their tumblers are usually pretty robust and tolerate lots of dishwasher action!
      Thanks so much for reading, and for commenting,

  3. 20th August 2015 / 8:46 am

    Thanks so much for commenting! And I mean every word! Jill 🙂

  4. 20th August 2015 / 10:03 am

    Your blog is already on my must-follow list! Great article and I must look into the Happy Interior Blog 🙂 x

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