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The 10 Best Interior Design Websites

Like all ten best lists this one is purely "IMAO" (In My Arrogant Opinion). These are sites that, for me, capture the moment, extract the best from the physical world of interior design, and convert it in inspiration.

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So without further ado, in reverse order for greater dramatic effect, here they are:

10. This Ain't No Disco (it's where we work).

The world's funkiest workspaces, beautifully photographed.

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http://www.aintnodisco.com

9. Wallpaper

The sumptuous magazine converts chicly to the web. The internet format allows the incorporation of rich media. Even their video skin is annoyingly cool.

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http://www.wallpaper.com/interiors

8. Dezeen

With a simple mission to "bring you news of great projects before anyone else", they generally do. The site is cleanly designed and the photographs sagely selected.

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http://www.dezeen.com/category/interiors-news/

7. Apartment Therapy

With a tag line like "saving the world, one room at a time", you can guess that apartment therapy is more oriented to practical interior design than distant dreams. The site explores the ordinarily elegant, and while the photography could often be better, the realness is refreshing.

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http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

6. Mira en tu interior

101 fun things to do with vinyl. From Spain.

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http://www.miraentuinterior.com/

5. getdecorating.com

I can't think. My muse has abandoned me. I can't do it. Hang on, here are fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty two photos. That'll help.

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http://www.getdecorating.com/interiors.cfm

4. Interior Design

The mechanics of the site are a little clunky, but the content is hard to beat. Full projects explored and a great source of inspiration.

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http://www.interiordesign.net/

3. Architonic

Over 45,000 products from 4,500 designers and 1,400 manufacturers. And I thought there was a lot of stuff in Ikea.

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http://www.architonic.com/

2. Plan My Room

Is there any better way to spend a wet Saturday afternoon? Probably, but this isn't bad either. The room planner software is intuitive and easy to use.

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http://mydeco.com/plan-my-room/

And finally... wait for it...

1. Ikea Hacker

They haven't repossessed my home yet. Until they do, I'm going to fill it with Ikea furniture and punk the heck out of it.

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http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/

By Hamish Sterck


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