Posted by Simone Aïda Baur, a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-passionate international interior designer and ex-hotelier, who’s discovered her love for blogging. Learn more about her here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

Hip hip hooray! I won the Design & Interior Blogger of the Year 2014 in the Bloggers’ Lounge Awards! Thank you to all those who have voted for me and who have encouraged me along the way! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Today, my website celebrates its 1st birthday and so much has happened since it first went live! It surely has been an exciting, turbulent and life changing year for me as an interior designer, blogger and solo entrepreneur!

When I published my first post back in February 2014 based on a hunch, never did I dream of getting nominated for a blog award, much less two of them and to win one of them….? I think it never even could have occurred to me, because honestly speaking, I did not even know such a thing existed! So you can see, I have come a long way and it’s been a very, very (let me say it again ‘very’) steep learning curve! (So if you are someone thinking of launching your own blog, don’t think about it, just do it – anything is possible!)

Thank you once again for your continuous support of my blog and for making this a reality! I will do my best to continue delivering interesting content about all things design!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family!

Merry regards,

Simone xx

P.S. I would also like to express a special thank you to those who believed in me from when I posted my very first blog post and encouraged me to keep going…. my mom, Graeme DavisMagdalena Kwoba, Gorka Bergareche, Juliette Fong, Marla Davenport (my USA mom), Patrick Scheuerer, Claudia Kunz, Anelena Saavedra, Melissa Holdren, Cris Matos, Ixora Rose, Adenike Sicard, Jeannette Sanchez Lopez, Eddy Perry, Franziska Vonaesch, Regula Hinderling, Holger Pfeifer and of course my web designer Cheryl (who set up my blog ‘just in case’ even though I wasn’t too fussed about it at the time lol)! Some of you may not even be aware that your comments had made such an impact on me 😉

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