Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta.
This month we're featuring Cate St Hill. Her marvellous blog has been around since 2011, so you may well already be familiar with it. If not, you're in for a treat!
Cate is a design and interiors writer, blogger, stylist and consultant based in South London. As something of a mission statement, she set up the hashtag #thesimpleeveryday, and her blog is all about simple interior design for everyday living. We love it.
To quote Cate's 'About' Page, "I'm attracted to pared-back, Scandinavian-inspired spaces with neutral, understated decor...", so right up our street! And if you're here on our blog, probably right up yours too.
Our favourite thing is the regular "Best of" features. Essentially round-ups themed to a particular item in your home, you can see some highlights below. And man, Cate's shopping game is strong. Her taste is impeccable and she's doing the legwork for you - woohoo!
Cate's own home and her renovation work there feature regularly on her blog; and rightly so. It's fantastic to see the transformation she has wrought (and we do love a good 'before' shot, the more hideous the better!) and the amount of thought and planning that goes into each room. There are so many beautiful calm spaces. I mean, just look at Cate's living room.
Can I get a wow? Exactly. I'm not crying with jealousy, you are.
Cate writes with a refreshing honesty, sharing genuine behind the scenes pics (clutter and all!), which is both reassuring (she is a human being) and so inspiring, when you see the wonderful finished rooms. Check out this piece on renovating her home office / spare bedroom: A cosy, grey home office for a freelance creative - my makeover reveal.
The home office 'before' shot (woah) :
In a Brilliant Blogs first, I'm afraid Cate doesn't have a cat. I know. It's a bit of a shocker. But it's ok, it's not an entirely pet-free zone thanks to this guy:
We don't know his name. Let us know if you do.