cate st hill IKEA kitchen makeover before and after - the wonderful everyday - grey kitchen - kitchen transformation

Hello and welcome, my name is Cate St Hill, I’m an interiors and design blogger based in London, UK. Although by day I’m an architecture and design journalist (assistant editor at Blueprint magazine), in my spare time I’m an interiors enthusiast, wandering traveller and home stylist, obsessed with white walls and Breton stripes.

The blog was first started in 2011 as an outlet for all things design – it was my personal mood board way before the likes of Pinterest, and a place to share all the things that inspire me.

Now I share inspiration for light, relaxed Scandi interiors, simple, clever design that uplifts the everyday and tips for a healthier, happier home. Believing that good design should be accessible to everyone, I suggest that instead of constantly buying into new trends, we should concentrate on how a space feels and invest in simply designed pieces that can stand the test of time. Here I aim to showcase little ways you can make a house a home and beautiful spaces that have a sense of calm and intimacy. More and more I’m also thinking about the longevity of design objects, where they’re from and how they’re made. For me, an interior is more than just a statement or display, they’re places that should be designed around how we live not just how we want it to look.

As well as home interiors, I also share little insights into my travels across the world and even sometimes my own home. I dream about my perfect place to live in ‘I wish I lived here’ posts and share timeless pieces of furniture I feel every home must have in ‘Your Home Needs This’. Regular features also include ‘Best of’s’, profiling the best designed furniture out there on the market, and ‘On my radar’, sharing my latest favourite furniture finds that I discover while out and about.

All in all, I like: white walls, breton stripes, the colour grey, fresh bunches of flowers, Persephone books, Classic FM, my French boyfriend, earl grey tea, sausage dogs, minimal design, mid-century furniture, independent magazines, exploring flea markets and traveling the world.

Why not drop me a line: catesthill@gmail.com

This year I also published my first book with the RIBA, you can buy ‘This is Temporary: How transient projects are redefining architecture’, priced £30.00, here.

Mentions + features…

Argos Transform Your Room challenge video

– My home on Apartment Therapy

– Shortlisted for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2014

– Nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

– Shortlisted for Blogging Edge Blog Awards 2015

– My insider guide to London, The Wandering Tattler

– My favourite things about living in Bloomsbury, Stirling Ackroyd

– How I keep my creativity alive, Brabantia’s blog

– How I create that pared-back Scandi style, Houseology

– A sneak peek into my home, Heart Home Mag with at{mine}

– Blogger of the month, October 2015, Monarch

– Instagrammer of the month November 2015, HIBS100

– Blogger interview, Posh Flooring

– 12 Days of Christmas, Front + Main

– Best Interior Design Instagrammers 2016, Houseology

– What’s on my coffee table, Arlo + Jacob

– Favourite instagrammers, Rose & Grey

– 25 top interior posts of February 2016, Amara

– 17 Must-Have Designs, Chosen by Experts, Feathr.com

– London’s Best Interiors Bloggers, House to Home, July 2016

– Top 50 Interior Blog Posts of 2016, Amara, January 2017

– 10 bloggers to follow in 2017, The White Company, January 2017

– London’s best interiors bloggers, Ideal Home, February 2017

– Ones to Watch: Best Interior Design Instagram 2017, Houseology, March 2017