A lot of you do know that my blog was again shortlisted for this year’s Amara Interior Blog Awards and that I was invited to the Amara Awards Event, that took place last Thursday at the spectacular Ham Yard Hotel in London, that is one of London’s most hippie chic hotels and the perfect venue for this prestigious event. 

Shortlisted bloggers of this year’s 13 categories of interior design related blogs, judges, sponsors and the Amara Team gathered together to celebrate the best in the interior blogging industry.

Unfortunately this year I wasn’t able to attend the event as these days I am so very busy running our business.

I was very honoured that Lefèvre Interiors UK representative Sabine Naghdi and her sweet daughter Yasmine Naghdi offered me to represent Belgian Pearls at the event. They both updated me with pictures and messages on the course of the evening. Very appreciated !

Thank you Sabine and Yasmine !


This year Amara was live streaming the ceremony, so I could watch the event from home.


The ceremony at the Ham Yard theatre room.

No, Belgian Pearls did not win the Award, but I feel so very proud that my Belgian colleague blogger Patricia Goijens, author of the blog NO GLITTER NO GLORY won the award in the category of Best European Interior Blog ! Be sure to visit Patricia’s beautiful blog, where she loves to share with us her passion for deco, design and style and writes about her adventures in home renovation and design inspiration.

So proud of you Patricia ! You really deserved to win this award !


Patricia Goijens with Sophie Robinson, host of the event (on the right) and the representative of the sponsoring brand Missoni Home.


Party time at the Ham Yard Hotel bar.


Our representative Sabine Naghdi with award winner Patricia Goijens.


The lovely and famous ballet dancer Yasmine Naghdi, toasting on all Amara Award winners.

I absolutely wanted to share with you that my friend and colleague blogger Leslie Piland Sinclair, author of the blog Segreto Finishes won the Amara Award in the categorie of Best USA Interior Blog.

Congratulations dear Leslie, I am so very happy for you!


Leslie Piland Sinclair, author of the blog Segreto Finishes

To know the winners of all Amara Interior Blog Categories, please visit the Amara Interior Blog Awards website here.


Wishing you all a happy and relaxing weekend !