I started Dear Designer’s Blog in 2009 as a way to collate and share anything that inspires me. Whether it‘s a designer’s portfolio, a gorgeous house, a jaw dropping hotel, a fantastic new product or a beautiful shopping website. I felt compelled to create my own little library of loveliness. I also wanted to share my passion for creating beautiful spaces, and for translating current trends into workable schemes for our own homes.

What started as a hobby, and a sideline to a fledgling career in interior design, grew into something else entirely. Little did I know back then that this blog would become all consuming, and that it would lead to a new freelance career. Nowadays I spend my days writing about interior design for this blog and other sites, following and documenting interiors trends, occasional interior design jobs, and keeping up with the ever growing world of social media.

Dear Designer’s blog is now listed as one of the top 10 interior design blogs in the UK and is shortlisted for the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017.


But that’s not all. I am also one of the founder members and co-editor of  Heart Home which became the UK’s first digital only interiors magazine in 2011. Heart Home was always going to be about British homes and British design and we have made it our mission to champion new emerging designers.

But Dear Designer’s blog will always be my first love.


If you would like to discuss a feature or collaboration with me, or just say hello, you can email me here…




  1. Jess Stanley

    October 24, 2014

    I’ve found somthing you posted on Pinterest about 8 months ago.
    It was this beautiful blue room, but the curtains are stunning! Floral, watercolor. I would love to know were to get that fabric? After not been able to decide on a color for our bedroom curtains for two months! I am in ❤️.
    Thank you :):)

    • deardesigner

      October 24, 2014

      Hi Jess, I think you must be referring to Bluebellgrey fabric. Available from http://www.bluebellgray.com/
      Regards, Carole

  2. Tessa at Raspberry Scarf

    December 10, 2012

    Just wanted to say that we’re loving your blog – truly inspirational!

    • deardesigner

      December 10, 2012

      Thanks Tessa 🙂

  3. Sandy Dunstan

    December 3, 2012

    Hi Carole

    Love your blog!

    • deardesigner

      December 3, 2012

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Joanna Orr of Head On Design

    February 6, 2012

    Hi Carole!
    Thanks so much for your insert on the animal sculptures (head on design) – I’ve had a few people email me in the last week as a result. Always nice to be “discovered” by a design fundi!
    Thanks a mil!

    • deardesigner

      February 6, 2012

      Hi Jo, that’s great news. Glad to be of service 🙂

  5. ash

    September 25, 2011

    Carole, i’ve just bought a victorian masionette in highgate. It is in need of some real TLC and i really need some help/advice as ive never embarked on something like this before. I want to add a modern dimension but keeping with some of the lovely period features such as the book cases and staircase. The lighting is also something that needs to be addressed. Im on a really tight budget as everything went into the house but am in desperate need of someone with experience. CAn you help!? yours sincerley Ash

    • deardesigner

      October 4, 2011

      Thanks for your enquiry Ash. I’ve just sent you an email. Regards, Carole

  6. Isday Malaga

    June 17, 2011

    Dear Carole, I just want to say I am in love with your blog!!!
    I am from Peru but I lived and worked 4 years in London and you have no idea how much I am missing all the cute stores, the markets, tea houses, everything. I am also an interior designer. I worked for Tessa Kennedy Design. I am forwarding her your blog. I am sure she will love it as much as I do.
    Best of lucks,

    • deardesigner

      June 18, 2011

      Thanks İsday, really glad you like the blog. Your comments are appreciated.

  7. Quality Italian Leather Sofas

    May 6, 2011

    A great blog full of inspiration! I will bookmark your blog on delicious.

  8. modern collective

    December 19, 2010

    Hi Carole the team at Modern Collective love your blog, we have been pouring over your posts!
    Someone like yourself with a wealth of interior flare we would love to invite you to check out our page and hopefully pass on the message that were looking at touching down in the UK soon and were always looking for beautiful small space homes to be recommended!
    Happy holidays, Modern Collective Design

  9. juliette

    August 6, 2010

    A great inspiration to us all !

  10. RDECO

    July 8, 2010

    Really nice reading.

  11. RDECO

    July 8, 2010

    Great blog! Coincidentally I have one too, in Greek!

  12. Elisabete

    July 8, 2010

    I’d like to receive your posts in my email adress, how can i do that?

    thanks so much!

    • deardesigners

      July 8, 2010

      So glad you like the blog.

      There is a button on the right hand side of the home page for subscriptions.

      Kind regards, Carole

  13. primosearch.com

    May 20, 2010

    Thank you for leaving such a nice response on my “design home unravelled” at bloesem blog. Love the way you are introducing yourself in “about”.

  14. mariska meijers

    February 15, 2010

    Hi Carole,

    Thank you for leaving such a nice response on my “design home unravelled” at bloesem blog. Love the way you are introducing yourself in “about”.

    With warm regards,

  15. Will Jameson

    January 15, 2010

    Thougth you might like to take a peek at what we are doing here in CT. Just got our website up and running – we have lot of pictures we would love to share!

    Nice Blog!


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