Press & Mentions

Extra! Extra! These are the lovely sites and publications that have featured or mentioned Boreal Abode online and on print. From expert round-up blog posts to national media. I’m proud and grateful to have been featured on all of them. Show them some love and check them out!

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Panel talk host “All about renovation” – Interior Junction

I had the pleasure to host a panel talk on home renovation at the first-ever Interior Junction event. This new independent interiors festival attracted thousands of people over two days and took place at The Roundhouse, Derby. Expert panellists included Beth and Jon Miller (FreshStart_Living), Emma Meese (1FiveOne), Helen Orrock (TheInteriorsLady) and Naomi Page (BarnConversionBlog).

8 Designers on the IKEA Pieces They Actually Have at Home – My Domaine

What is your favourite IKEA piece? I talked to My Domaine about the IKEA range I can’t get enough of. So versatile, stylish and affordable that nobody believes it’s actually flat-pack furniture. Hint: it’s featured on my summer living room makeover. Read the article above to find out more.

How to make any house feel like home ft. Juan Sandiego – Millennial Matters Podcast

Laura and Pippa are the hosts of the Millennial Matters podcast. They cover a wide range of topics from money and relationships to education and entertainment. I had the pleasure to sit down with them and have a long chat about everything interiors and how to make your home your happy place. A must listen if you’re looking for decor and well-being tips!

The IBAs Very Own Karen Waddilove Hosts the #InteriorsChat – Amara IBA

Every month I run the Interiors Chat Twitter chat with fantastic expert guests and the hottest topics. Karen Waddilove, PR Manager for Amara IBA, hosted a chat about making your blog irresistible to brands. A popular chat where Karen shared her golden tips and tricks. You can read the full transcript on the Amara IBA blog.

Featured hashtag: #findyourhappyathome – Me & Orla

I was over the moon when Sara Tasker, one of the leading voices in Instagram and community building, featured my very own hashtag. In her monthly newsletter, Sara recommended #findyourhappyathome as one to use and follow. Why don’t you give it a go? Add #findyourhappyathome to your list of regular interiors hashtags.

Interview: Juan Sandiego | Interior design blogger | Cardiff – Together & Sunspell

I had the pleasure to meet Irina and Silviu, a south Wales-based artist couple. As part of their Together & Sunspell project, they showcase passionate local creatives. We chatted about design, creativity, inspiration and Boreal Abode. Resulting in my most in-depth interview to date.

Promoting slow decor ideas inspired by modernism and biophilic design, Boreal Abode’s ethos is to help people to develop a deeper relationship with their living space and to find their “happy at home”.

Irina & Silviu

How to find your decorating style – From Evija With Love

Award-winning blogger Evija Roberts compiled an interesting road-up post for first time buyers and home movers. It’s packed with decor tips from selected bloggers and designers. I was honoured to be part of it alongside fantastic creators including Kimberly Duran, Maxine Brady, Donna Ford and more.

34 Powerful tactics for interior designers to dominate social media in 2019 – Decor Blueprint

Freddie Chatt, the creator of Decor Blueprint, has put together a fantastic blog post all about social media for interior designers. From which platforms to use to the best tips and tricks to get your content seen. Inclunding the tip below:

Don’t be afraid to participate in Twitter chats. Whether you are contributing advice to others or asking a question yourself – each will drive engagement and likely lead to growing your own followers … #InteriorsChat is back – so go get involved!

Freddie Chatt, Decor Blueprint

Inside the home that’s just been named one of the best in the UK – Wales Online

Wales Online published a great interview with Miffy Shaw, the Cardiff winner of the BBC One TV show “The Best House in Town”. The other four judges and I all agreed and unanimously picked Miffy’s home as the best one in Cardiff. Read the interview to discover her fascinating story.

Best House in Town comes to Cardiff – Wales Online

With over 40 million page views per month, Wales Online is the leading media website in Wales. The award-winning news and entertaining site published a lovely piece about the BBC One competition “The Best House in Town”. Here, the concept of the TV show is explained in detail and… with humour.

The Best House in Town – BBC One

I was delighted to be one of the five local judges in the five Cardiff episodes of the BBC One competition “The Best House in Town.” I joined an architect, interior designer, joiner and journalist as we visited the finest homes in the capital city of Wales. You should expect a blog post about this fantastic experience soon!

IBA18 Best Newcomer Winner, Boreal Abode, Talks Taking the Plunge with Blogging – Amara IBA

I sat down with the Amara IBA team to discuss my blogging journey so far. We talked about my sources of inspiration to create stories and how I felt when I won the Best Newcomer award! Plus, I also share the best blogging advice I’ve ever heard, including some of my secret tips.

Blog Watch – Reclaim Magazine

It’s an honour to be featured in the Blog Watch section of Reclaim Magazine. Including photographs of my living room reveal and Centro Niemeyer blog posts. Here’s a little snippet of the lovely words they wrote about me and Boreal Abode:

[Boreal Abode] sparks creativity and inspires home decor projects with useful style tips and ideas to transform your space.

Reclaim Magazine
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Talking top interiors with The Design Sheppard – Vuelio

Stacey Sheppard is the award-winning blogger behind The Design Sheppard. Considered one of the top 10 UK interiors blogs. Vuelio had a conversation with Stacey about everything interiors, blogging and the industry. She named Boreal Abode as one of her favourite blogs to read!

Building an interiors online retail giant and the Amara Blog Awards with Karen Waddilove – Interior Style Hunter Podcast

Grant Pierrus, the award-winning blogger behind Interior Style Hunter, runs a successful interior design business podcast. In this episode, he interviews Amara’s Head of PR, Karen Waddilove. I was delighted to be mentioned by Karen as “one account everyone should be following on social media.”

How I used social media to grow my business, with NatWest – Cate St Hill

Minimalist interiors blogger Cate St Hill wrote a fantastic piece on using social media for your business. One of the key points is engaging with others. She actively recommends participating in Twitter chats, with a lovely mention of #interiorschat.

The changing role of an influencer  – Sofa Workshop

Sofa Workshop interviewed several interiors bloggers, including myself, regarding the current state of blogging and brand collaborations. An interesting read for sure!

40 of the Best UK Bloggers  – Direct Wood Flooring

Direct Wood Flooring compiled this list of UK blogs featuring well-established blogs such as Mad About The House, Love Chic Living and The Design Sheppard. Fresh and emerging blogs, like Boreal Abode, also made it to this list.

Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018 winner  – Hello Peagreen

Mary Middleton won the coveted Best Written Blog at the Amara Interior Blog Awards. In this blog post Mary shares a little bit of her professional background and the story behind her blog. Other winners, including myself (!) are also mentioned.

Top UK blog for interior design inspiration  – The Design Sheppard

Stacey Sheppard from the award-winning blog The Design Sheppard wrote a detailed post about her experience at the Amara Interior Blog Awards ceremony. It was a highlight to finally meet Stacey that night!

10 Best Modern Pendant Lights  – Utility

Utility Design’s blog put together a round-up of the best modern-inspired pendant lights. The blog post showcases some amazing examples as well as a mention to my blog post Why You Should Choose A Low Pendant Light Instead Of A TV.

Realise your home fantasies with the help of the 2018 Amara Interior Blog Awards winners  – The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times featured some of the Amara Interior Blog Awards winners including Karen Clough from Well I Guess This Is Growing Up and Vikkie Richmond from The Carpenter’s Daughter. The article also mentioned other category winners including myself!

The Amara interior Blog Awards: the best interiors blogs to follow for home design inspiration  – Evening Standard

I was delighted to discover this blog won Best Newcomer Blog UK at the Amara Interior Blog Awards. The Evening Standard covered the news featuring all the winners accross the different categories. It’s an honor to be featured alongside such talent!

What Is a Vignette? The Interior Styling Term You Need to Know and How to Style Them  – The LuxPad

The luxury and home fashion news blog The LuxPad asked me to share my top tips on how to style the perfect vignette. Also featuring expert advice from fantastic bloggers and designers. Curious? You’ll have to read the blog post to find out!

Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of August – Amara IBA Blog

My long-awaited living room makeover might have taken months (even years!) to complete. And the lovely team at Amara IBA kindly picked it straight away to be one of their top 25 interior blog posts of August.

10 Bedroom Decorating Ideas from the Experts – Hello Peagreen

Interiors journalist Mary Middleton from Hello Peagreen asked a number of design experts and bloggers for their best ideas to decorate your bedroom. Among the top tips, you’ll find my space-saving Poul Cadovius shelving unit.

Interior Design Tips to Improve Balance and Wellbeing – Natalie Holden Interiors

Interior Designer Natalie Holden curated a selection of expert tips on wellbeing at home and biophilic design. An interesting read with tips from Mary Middleton (Hello Peagreen), Phoebe Oldrey (Smartstyle Interiors) and Donna Ford (Skirting boards and Chandeliers) amongst others.

10 Instagram Interiors Accounts to Watch in July – Hello Peagreen

Interiors writer and trained designer Mary Middleton from Hello Peagreen kindle picked my Instagram account (@BorealAbode) as “one to watch” alongside established industry-leading bloggers like Jenny Kakoudakis from Seasons in Colour, Jen Stanbrook from Love Chic Living and Dan from Miller Grey amongst others.

Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of May – Amara IBA Blog

I was delighted when my wellness post made it to Amara IBA Blog’s top interior blog spots of the month. It took me weeks of research and writing. The result? A 4,000-word guide to make your home your happy place. It’s time to find your happy at home!

Trend Talk Feature – 4 Magazine

Honoured to be one of the four interior experts in the first issue of 4 Magazine. Edited by designer and award-winning blogger Victoria Jackson. In the feature, I discuss my absolute favourite trend of the year. Make sure you subscribe to receive your monthly copy for free.

Home and Away: An Interiors Lover in Barcelona – Skirting boards and Chandeliers

Interior designer and blogger Donna Ford went on a short but style-intense trip to Barcelona. Don’t miss the amazing hotel, the breathtaking architecture and the atmospheric restaurants (including some of my old-time favourites!). A must-read for design and travel lovers.

The Secret to Fabulous Interior Style – Audenza Blog

What is the secret to fabulous interior style? Ah, the million dollar question. But the answer may surprise you. In this expert round-up post you will find tips from author Kate Watson-Smyth, designer Phoebe Oldrey and interior influencers Lisa Dawson and Nicola Broughton among others.

Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of January – Amara IBA Blog

My love for architecture clearly showed in this 2,000-word Casa Vicens blog post. A complete interior and architecture guide of Gaudi’s first residential project. It didn’t go unnoticed as the lovely team at Amara IBA blog picked it as one of their top interior posts of the month!

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Ultra Violet: Why Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018 Isn’t Light Years Ahead – Forward Features

When ultraviolet was announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year we all looked at each other with awkward smiles. Award-winning blogging duo David and Mark from Forward Features compiled some of the reactions to this intense colour. From love to hate and everything in between.

Styling IKEA: The Best Budget-Friendly Faux Foliage on the High Street – Design Soda

Ruthie Matthews is the blogger and stylist behind the popular blog Design Soda. We had a chat about eucalyptus and faux plants. Do you know how many eucalyptus varieties are there? Read the blog post to find out, and don’t miss the styling tips that won her the coveted Pinterest Interior Award.