With the folding of several popular home magazines over the past few years such as Domino and Metropolitan Home, a gap was left in the market that is slowly being filled with a whole host of new online home magazines.
Packed to the brim with tips, tricks and inspiring images, this new medium has become increasingly popular, winning over readers with easy online accessibility and clever features such as click-through technology, which allows readers to go directly from the image of a featured product to the website where they can purchase it. Best of all – these new magazines are available online for free. While I’m personally not sure if there will ever be a real substitute for sitting down for a few uninterrupted moments with a big cup of tea to flip through the pages of a favourite glossy, these new online titles have become a much-relied upon staple for inspiration and advice.
Here are nine of my favourite new titles to keep you entertained and inspired during the holiday season and through the cold winter months.
Lonny – the first of its kind and the hands down pick for favourite. Lonny picks up where the popular Domino left off. Started by two former Domino staffers, it possesses the same accessible, eclectic style, easily mixing modern and traditional elements in a fresh, unstuffy way.
Est – an Australian magazine that’s quickly becoming a favourite of mine, featuring contemporary global design with a laid-back sensibility.
Rue – sometimes described as Lonny’s younger hipster sister, it was started by design bloggers Crystal Gentillo and Toronto native Anne Sage and features hip interiors and entertaining stories with a bit of quirky appeal.
Pure Green – this Montreal-based magazine features ideas and inspiration on eco-friendly style and design. Featuring sustainable small businesses and green products from across the globe, it aims to prove that living green does not mean sacrificing style.
Sweet Paul – based on the wildly popular blog by food and prop stylist Paul, this magazine is full of delicious and crafty ideas. A must-read for holiday entertaining inspiration.
Adore Home – another Australian gem featuring fun, fresh interior and entertaining ideas. A real treat for those unafraid of living with colour.
Dabble – founded by Canadian style maven Kimberly Seldon, this new title features inspiring design, food and travel from across the globe.
Matchbook – dubbed as “a field guide to a charmed life,” this magazine is a celebration of modern preppy style.
Covet Garden – this Toronto-based title features the inspiring homes of creative types that have not been decorated or styled by designers. With the aim of being “inspirational as opposed to aspirational,” it showcases real-life, achievable style.