2015 Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog {Better Homes & Gardens}

2015 Readers' Favorite Decorating Blog {Better Homes & Gardens}

There was a little bit of awesome news a couple of weeks ago that I haven’t yet shared! But, it is really is SO exciting it cannot wait another day! Thank you so much for voting my little ol’ blog The Inspired Room as the Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog TWO YEARS IN A ROW at Better Homes & Gardens! SAY WHAT? 2014 AND 2015? I’m honored. Humbled. Grateful. I cannot believe it!

Honestly, (and I’m not even being fake humble when I say this, ha!) but I seriously thought it might be a fluke the first year. Ha! But then AGAIN this year? You guys. If I could invite you all over right now for a big hug to thank you, I would. Then we could sit around in my kitchen drinking coffee out of giant mugs (while Jack tries to entertain us) so we could chat about all the things we love to talk about here everyday, except it would be way better than everyday because you’d really be HERE instead of me being here talking to myself just hoping you are still out there, sipping coffee and nodding your head along with me.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

So, I just wanted to thank you, friends, from the bottom of my heart, for making this blog a joy for me to be a part of every day, for your amazing support of my book release, and for the great honor of the Better Homes & Gardens Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog award for the past two years. I <3 You.

And yes, that is my kitchen via Better Homes & Gardens! :)

You can find the announcement and all the other winners here! (I promise I won’t get a big head, despite how it may look by the way my photo is sized on the page, haha!)

2015 Readers' Favorite Decorating Blog {Better Homes & Gardens}


  1. Congratulations!

  2. OH – SO SO SO happy for you!! What fun to have this news and a new book out! You share your heart with so many people and make a difference!! Celebrating with you!

  3. Winning!!

  4. Congratulations Melissa! Congratulations Courtney! Congratulations Kylie! You certainly have inspired so many and I love your book. Can’t wait for the others. <3 cq

  5. Such exciting news, you must be over the moon! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

  6. Lisa Mendenhall says

    very deserved!

  7. Warm congrats! Not a bit surprised.

  8. Melissa, Congratulations!!! Comes as no surprise to me…You were the first blog I began to follow and have been part of my morning coffee routine for years now:)

  9. I am not surprised, congratulations. I just love your blog getting to know you and your family, Jack and Lily all of you make my day. I have loved your tips, honesty and sense of humor you know what this means don’t you…. 3-PEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet it happens, go out and celebrate.

  10. Hi Melissa, Congratulations to you !!!! I voted for you too ! Well deserved and I enjoy reading every single post from your blog !!!

  11. Well I can see why! I love your blog – and so do many of my friends. I ordered 4 copies of your book when the pre-order went out and have given three as gifts! Congratulations!

  12. so happy for you! Congratulations .
    It most be a joy to know that you brighten so many life’s
    Happy Day

  13. Yippee Skippee!!! I am so very excited for you, Melissa!! This is a delightfully wonderful blessing. What a truly exciting year it’s been for you… two years, really! And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving and gracious and hardworking gal. [[hugs]]

  14. This is awesome! You are such an inspiration to everyone. You totally deserve it.

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  15. yay! Congrats! I look forward to your posts and enjoy having a cuppa with you! :) You deserve this!

  16. Congratulations!

  17. Congratulations! Love your blog and am enjoying the inspiration in your book.

  18. Denise F. says

    I just found your blog after picking up your book. I’m loving your book and blog! So inspiring. My house needs help. I never learned how to decorate and have a cohesive flow in a home. I’m hoping to change that now. One question: how did you affix that chalkboard to your SS fridge?

    Thank you for sharing your style and helping the “decorating challenged”!

  19. Congratulations! I truly enjoy your blog.

  20. Congratulations!! You ARE the best!!! You so deserve it!

  21. You deserve this!! Congratulations on a well-earned honor! No fluke!! Many of us suffer from “imposters syndrome”- capable people filled with self-doubt (from Lean In). You are leaning in for us!! Way to represent! You go girl! Keep up the great, imaginative, creative, humorous work!

  22. Congratulations Melissa! You deserve it. After my morning quiet time with the Lord I usually go directly to your blog hoping to find a new posting and be inspired! Everyday! I purchased your book and love it! Keep up the wonderful work you’re doing here. I will always be here enjoying a cuppa with you. :-)

  23. Congratulations, Melissa! You are so deserving.

  24. Big congrats!! So well deserved each time!!! Your blog is so crisp & bright it’s so surprise ! :) ) )


  25. So proud of you! Congratulations! Love your book “Love the Home you Have”. As a decorator, I can relate to your ‘story’. Love how you include your faith journey also.

  26. Oh WOW. Oh, man. Melissa, Melissa–Your second-in-a-row Best BHG Readers Blog distinction is great, so affirming; and it’s no wonder. Congratulations. (and I love the C.S. Lewis appearance.)

  27. karen on bainbridge island says

    Nobody could be surprised by this news. You deserve to be #1.

  28. Congratulations. Its rare when total strangers agree about a topic,as diverse as home decorating.Melissa you have made so many people happy with your blog.You deservd all this and more.Opening up hour home and heart to strangers is a very difficult job!

  29. Super huge congrats, Melissa! To receive that honor once would be a huge deal. But twice?!? You are doing AMAZING work, so consistently. I’m always impressed.

  30. Nila Dulay says

    Congrats! :D Of course you had to win again! Whoohoo! You’re an awesome blogger; I know SO many of us look forward to checking The Inspired Room to read your special posts and see awesome pics of ideas. It’s great to see such a wonderful person get this recognition! You go girl! <3

  31. Congratulations Melissa! I’m not surprised that you were voted as the readers favorite for a second year in a row! I’ve been reading your blog for several years now and it just keeps getting better and better. I remember connecting for the first time because you are also in the Pacific Northwest and just loving the way you wrote about your home. Thank you for sharing it (and you!) with us. Sharon

  32. Michelle Holland says

    Congratulations Melissa! So happy for you! What a blessing, God is so Good! I really enjoy reading your blog and share your outlook on home and design. I would love to see an update on your church Voyage sometime in the future.
    Great job!

  33. Maria Newell says

    Congratulations Melissa! I am so happy for you! It’s so great to see your accomplishments over the years and wishing you many more!! I just bought your book last week and I’m really looking forward to reading it! Just trying to find a little “me time” in my busy life. . . But I still make time to read your posts each morning! Yay! :)

  34. Congratulations! I found your blog accidentally, though its not my language, home, garden, plants, flowers are in my blog too.

    I will folloe this beautiful blog..

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