Well what can I say….we only went and won a bloody Amara award! There were tears. There was a celebratory dance when collecting my award. There was (maybe a bit too much) fizz to cheers the win. And yes, I cried like a baby on camera. And on the way home I had a train party with my award and 3 randoms 🙂
It’s fair to say that winning was the happiest moment in my four-year blogging career! I’m officially THE UK’S BEST INTERIOR LIFESTYLE BLOG as voted by YOU!
I have to say a huge THANK YOU to every single one of you who voted for me. There were so many good blogs in my category – it was stiff competition to get just to the shortlist stage. Making it ot the final five blogs is always a huge achievement. Then the highest scoring blog in each category was crowned as the winner at the awards ceremony.
And…that…ladies and gentlemen was ME! After four times of being shortlisted for this award I actually went and won.
Can you see now why I was so happy?
Here’s some of the photos from the Amara Awards ’19 night…
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to win. When they announced my award, I was busy on my phone posting on instagram. When they called out my name, I was in shock. I’d already taken off my shoes at this point (I couldn’t walk in them) and I ran/jumped/danced to the stage. I was in floods of tears of happiness. I gave Sophie Robinson the biggest hug in her life.
Just look at my face above.
There is video evidence of my win on my insta account if you want to see what the happiest blogger in the world looks like 🙂 And the cheering is from all my blogging friends who were sitting with me. The organisers said there was a ROAR from the audience when my name was called.
We Love Home is Best Interior Lifestyle Blog At The Amara Awards ’19
Oh – and my award was sponsored by one of my design heroes, Tom Dixon which is beyond wonderful for a interior lover like me. I’ve been invited to a fancy winner’s lunch in December hosted by the Tom Dixon team so I can’t wait to say thank you. Hopefully I will get to meet the award sponsors Sofa Workshop then too.
The night was epic. I hung out with a whole gaggle of bloggers that I have met over the years either at my workshops or through instagram. There was Greenbank Interiors, Seasons in Colour, That’s So Gemma, my work wife – Laurie from Life Of An Interior Stylist, Love The Revision and Kimberly from Swoonworthy, Geraldine from Little Big Bell, Little House In London. Plus lots of new faces that I have been following for ages and wanted to meet like Everything Off Ebay and Crap Flat.
It’s all a bit of a blur! The official video from the night is being released this week so I’ll be looking out for that (as I was crying on camera, again).
This is me above with my work wife Laurie! I can’t remember what I was say that was making her laugh but I’m sure I was asking her if I ‘played it cool’ – ha ha!
My little celebratory dance didn’t go unnoticed and everyone was congratulating me. The awards organisers said they have never seen someone so joyful 🙂 I think I managed to drop my award about 20 times as I was hugging so many people.
And you can’t talk about the Amara awards without mention the Super Star of blogging – Kimberly from Swoonworthy who won not only Best Home Styling Blog AND The Blogger’s Choice Award. She is true rock star of the blogging world.
You can see all the winners HERE – there are some amazing blogs there which deserve a follow and will fill your head with design and interior inspiration.
Now all I have to do is work out where I’m going to put my award…