Mae Hacking & Elise Jones:Inspired by BlogTour London

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In September 2011, a select group of design, lifestyle and travel bloggers were invited to London to participate in a pioneering concept: the idea was to create design tours powered by the social media influence of bloggers. This breakthrough concept was developed and executed to complete perfection by two extraordinary individuals, Veronika Miller and Tim Bogan of Modenus.  The concept? BlogTour. The World Designed.  Well, it’s world famous now and certainly doesn’t need an introduction, but you can learn more about the maiden voyage here. As a member of the the original team of BlogTour bloggers that traveled to London for the London Design Festival, I’m greatly honored and proud to see Veronika and Tim expand BlogTour into an international endeavor with scheduled tours in New York City (to coincide with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show – March 22-24, 2012), Italy and France.

BlogTour London 2011, was also so much more than just exquisite design, amazing venues and incredible events. It was seven days of rekindling old friendships, and establishing new friendships. We traveled together, we ate together and we had so much fun together (oh, how much we laughed) as we discovered London and all the beautiful design it had to offer. Old bonds were strengthen and new bonds were created – I felt that we operated as a family of very enthusiastic design lovers.

Over the next few days we will be introducing six former BlogTour design ambassadors and the images that captured their hearts and souls during that one amazing week in London last fall. I hope you love each of these inspirational posts as much as I do. We’ve recently shared the beautiful and inspirational images captured by design bloggers, Susan Serra,Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, Stacey Bewkes and Andie Day .  Today, we will be sharing inspiring images captured by the dynamic blogging duo, Mae Hacking and Elise Jones of the popular design blog, “Here in This House”.

London Design Week
Inspiration Look Book


We were pleasantly overwhelmed with the number of photos each BlogTour alumnus submitted – such a very talented group with a very keen eye toward design. We could only choose a few of the gorgeous images for the look books/inspiration boards.  But we didn’t want the rest of those beautiful images to be left on the ‘editing room’ floor…so we created an interactive slideshow (replete with product details) for your enjoyment.

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About Mae & Elise of Here in This House

HiTH Mae Elise headshot[4] Here in This House is a little corner of the world where design and reality collide. Mae Hacking and Elise Jones started the  Here in This House blog as an outlet for the creative and artistic pursuits which naturally translated into the way they decorate their homes. As they dove into home ownership without a design road map, they found themselves searching for ways to incorporate what they owned, what they accumulated and what they aspired to have for their decor. There are so many fabulous resources available for interior design, it is the goal of Here in This House to make sure that the everyday homeowner knows what, when, why and how to make the most of their style and their home.  Follow Mae and Elise’s design musings on Pinterest, Twitter (@hereinthishouse), and Facebook (Here in This House).