One of the perks of being an international interior designer and lifestyle and interior design blogger is that I get to visit some of the most fabulous design exhibitions, restaurants and hotels around the world. I love staying at design, boutique and luxury hotels, not only because I enjoy getting pampered, but also because I appreciate every little detail in terms of the interior design. In fact, I often draw inspiration from these impressions  when developing a design concept for my clients.

On February 22nd, 2014 I wrote my first blog post. Intuitively, I decided to write about one of the most stunning hotels I had ever visited, the fabulous Rosewood Mayakoba near Playa del Carmen in Mexico.

I started blogging based on a hunch. I just felt like it was something I should do. As I was typing away, I also re-discovered my passion for writing (I used to write lots of short stories when I was a kid), so I decided to pursue this blogging thing to see where it would lead me.

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Restaurant at Andaz London Liverpool Street

Never did I imagine that one day I’d get invited to some of the most amazing hotels and design shows in order to write about them. I initially launched my blog to share ideas and inspirations about interior design and of course to draw traffic to my website for my interior design business. Whilst my blog continues to serve as a platform to express myself and as a marketing tool, it has also become a small business in its own right. So today, as I celebrate 3 years of blogging, I would like to share 10 highlights of my first 3 years as an interior design blogger.

I love blogging about interior design, because I got to…

1) …take a bath in a UNESCO World heritage bathing facility

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Therme Vals, Switzerland

2) …explore Le Corbusier’s last architectural contribution to the world

3) …experience a design overdose in Milan on an annual basis

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Milan Design Week 2015

4) …experience 25 hours in Zurich 

5) …pampered like crazy for a weekend

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Deluxe Room at The Chedi Andermatt

6) …experience what ‘eclectic’ truly means in one of London’s hippest design hotels

7) …attend the Amara blogger award’s ceremony in London several years in a row

8) … collect a design award in the British Virgin Islands

award winning interior designer in Zurich

interior design award

9) …dine like a member of a guild in Basel

10) … admire the sunrise from my bed at 1221 m

 

What I have learned in 3 years as an interior design blogger and interior design entrepreneur is that we have to celebrate our successes along the way. There also have and surely will be lots of challenges, setbacks and disappointments, but it is the successes that kept me going and motivated me to keep going and make it all worthwhile…

I wish those of you on a similar journey all the best and remember: “Always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of champagne in the fridge.” 😉

Happy celebrations!

Simone xx

 

Posted by Simone Aïda Baur: I’m a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-passionate award winning international interior designer, award winning blogger and ex-hotelier. I have turned my life upside down more than once. Feel free to learn more about my story and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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