December Blog of the Month: Swoonworthy

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If you are a fan of eclectic interior design then I have a blog that you will love. It’s called Swoonworthy.


Swoonworthy is an award winning UK interior design website run by Kimberly Duran ( @Redilocks on Twitter ) who lives with her partner Wayne, 2 cats and a puppy, just outside Manchester in a bright renovated Edwardian home.

Kimberly’s home has been transformed into a work of art over the last 5 years and the Swoonworthy blog chronicles all the work that went into transforming the property.

The Swoonworthy Blog

Kimberly’s blog features posts on DIY and interior design, including design challenges and decorating on a budget, as well as large, colourful photos that make reading her posts a joy.

Since the blog style is ‘Eclectic Boho Glam’ (think gold finishes, animal prints, touchable, textural fabrics and bold pattern mixing ) it takes a little while to take everything in from the photos.

However let me just say that it is worth taking the time to browse the photos as they contain numerous ideas that you can apply to your own home.

Swoonworthy is a quality blog that is well written with a nice layout that is easy on the eye. The posts are on the left of the page and in the right hand sidebar you’ll find lots of info to look through including some awards that Swoonworthy has won.

The awards that Swoonworthy has garnered include:kimberly duran swoonworthy blogger blog interior design decorating home house

Winner Best of Interior Blogs: Most Creative Idea 2015

The Daily Telegraph: Top 10 UK Interiors Blog 2015

Shortlisted Blog for Amara Interior Blog Awards

Redrow: Top 10 Interior Design Bloggers Best Interior Design Blogs 2014

Also in the right hand sidebar are some links to blogs which are recommended for daily reading.

These blogs include: The Interior DIYer, The Hunted Interior, The Gathered Home, StylebyEmilyHenderson and many more.

To see the blog for yourself just click here and start reading.

Meet Kimberly Swoonworthy

Kimberly is originally from Pennsylvania and has resided in the UK since 2001.

Meet Kimberly by watching this 5 year Swoonworthy anniversary video.

Media Coverage 

Swoonworthy has been very popular in the media and most recently was covered on Houzz which is a platform for home renovation and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.

Other media mentions for Swoonworthy include (but are not limited too):

Daily Telegraph (Top 10 UK Interiors Blogs) (Nov 2015)

Wohnideen Aus Dem Wahren Leben (Book) (Sept 2015)

Petra Magazine (Sept 2015)

The Irish Independent Weekend (Aug 2015)

Your Home Magazine (Mar 2015)

Prima Magazine (Nov 2014)

Home for Now (Book) (Apr 2014)

25 Beautiful Homes (Jun 2013)

Red Magazine (May 2013)

Heart Home Magazine (Dec 2012)

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Kimberly is fortunate enough to not only work on her blog fulltime but also helps others with services such as copywriting.

Currently Kimberly writes for AO at Home, Oak Furnitureland, Tile MountainYale Door, Lighting Majestic, as well as many others.

If you are interested in Kimberly’s writing service just send an email to swoonworthyblog (at) gmail (dot) com with COPYWRITING in your subject line.

Business, Website, Blog Consultancy

Kimberly also provides business, website and blog consultancy having gained experience at the blog, AO at Home, where she was editor for 2 years. Kimberly is currently a consultant on AO Life.

If you are interested in Kimberly’s consultancy service just send an email to swoonworthyblog (at) gmail (dot) com with CONSULTANCY in your subject line.

Links to Swoonworthy




Did Swoonworthy Make You Swoon?

We hope that you like Swoonworthy as much as we do.

Kimberly is very active on social media so if you have any questions, suggestions or just want to say hi then please get in touch as she will be delighted to hear from you.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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