Hi, I’m Cate St Hill, a design and interiors writer, blogger, stylist and interior designer based in south London, UK. You’ll mainly find me wearing Breton stripes and enthusing about anything that’s grey…
My blog is your interiors resource for simple, stylish living that’s authentic and achievable.
With a strong belief that good design should be accessible to all, I set up my blog in 2011, sharing light, Scandi-inspired interiors and simple interior tips for everyday living. Through my work, I aim to show that instead of constantly buying into new trends, we should invest in how a space feels to be in. That translates into an understated, minimal aesthetic that becomes a background for everyday life to take place, natural, honest materials that appeal to the senses and just get better in time, and considered, well-crafted objects that tell a story. For me, an interior is more than just a statement or display, they’re places that should be designed around how we live every day not just how we want it to look.
My design ethos – sharing simple design that uplifts the everyday – is grounded in #thesimpleeveryday, a hashtag that I started on Instagram to simply celebrate the everyday but also to find simplicity every day. It now has over 26,000 images tagged. The simple everyday means seeking a moment of calm in the mundane of daily life – to take a moment out of our busy schedules to simply slow down and appreciate the little things. That might mean savouring the daily ritual of coffee making, the natural, crumpled loveliness of a freshly-made bed, breakfast in bed on a sunday morning or your favourite armchair to curl up on a cosy evening. It is those daily habits that make a house a home.
I would love to hear from you – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Instagram here.
REGULAR FEATURES ON THE BLOG:
I wish I lived here – simple spaces I wouldn’t mind calling home
On my radar – monthly round-ups of new products and minimal designs that have caught my eye
Your home needs this – design icons that are part of my sourcebook
Best of – product edits featuring my favourite finds
#cshhouserefurb – makeover projects, DIY posts and behind-the-scenes in my evolving home in south London
Escape – city guides and travel tips, hotel reviews and pilgrimages to modernist masterpieces
…Cate St Hill has been featured on Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Apartment Therapy, Ideal Home, Elle Decoration, Design*Sponge, Heart Home magazine, Amara Interior Blog Awards and Pinterest Best of Interiors Awards 2017
UK Top 5 Interior designers, SofaSofa, October 2017
Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of September 2017, Amara, September 2017
Maximise your space at home, Marie Claire, July 2017
8 interior tips for making small spaces seem bigger, Cosmopolitan, July 2017
Ones to Watch: Best Interior Design Instagram 2017, Houseology, March 2017
London’s best interiors bloggers, Ideal Home, February 2017
10 bloggers to follow in 2017, The White Company, January 2017
Top 50 Interior Blog Posts of 2016, Amara, January 2017