Homies Winners

Awards Schedule

  • Add your favorite home blogs

    December 22-29 (until noon EST)
  • Vote on the top nominees

    December 30-January 6 (until 5pm EST)
  • Winners announced!

    January 7

Shelter Bloggers Rule!

There are awards for all sorts of blogs, but no one ever pays enough attention to the shelter blogs, so we started The Homies. It's our way of surveying the blogosphere each year for the best new home design blogs and sharing what we find. It's not so much a competition as a celebration of the richness and awesomeness of shelter bloggers around the world. Join us, share your favorites and check out the ones you don't know.

There are five categories and none of our blogs or past winners are eligible. The prizes? $50 to the winner of each category and lots of traffic as we publish the five winners in a big congratulatory post across our network on January 6th. We want to elevate good home blogs, see who you love and gain awareness for the home niche.


How does it work?

Nominations for the best blogs in these categories are collected all week, we then choose the top six favorites, and then you all get one powerful vote next week.

Who is eligible?

Any blog, amateur and professional in the homespace in the five categories listed above. 
 Past winners and Apartment Therapy blogs are not eligible.

What is the homespace?

It's the media space dedicated to folks who love their homes, and it concerns decor, cooking, entertaining, raising kids, working at home and a whole host of green issues. We're willing to think broadly, but, remember, we're not concerned with things like cars, restaurants, the stock market and Hollywood gossip.

How many blogs can I nominate?

As many as you wish.

How many new favorite blogs can I discover?

As many as your brain can handle before bursting.

When do we vote?

After a week of nominations, we'll collect up all your input and sort them down to the top six contenders. On Tuesday, December 29th we'll post these top six for a week so that you have plenty of time to see them and vote. With one week of nominating and one week of voting, we should have a good turnout.

Can we vote more than once?

Not in any one survey, but you certainly can vote in all five surveys.

Can we encourage our friends to vote (for us, even)?

Yes. Not only can't we stop it, we know that the web is a community and word of mouth is how it works.

What happened to the favorites for www.desiretoinspire.net and sfgirlbybay.com in the 2009 Homies?

Immediately before the nomination phase closed our tech team made an error cleaning up duplicates that accidentally re-assigned favorites for sfgirlbybay.com to www.desiretoinspire.net. We were able to recover accurate favorite counts from immediately before this merge. We will use these counts to determine finalists. Because the mistake coincided with the close of nominations, these counts reflect an accurate count of favorites.

While this does not impact the fair selection of finalists, we are unfortunately unable to reconstruct who had added a favorite for which site. If you are concerned that your "favorites" page does not accurately reflect the favorites you selected, please contact support@apartmenttherapy.com with your Apartment Therapy community username with any corrections and we will make them for you.

We are very sorry for this mistake. Please address questions or concerns to support@apartmenttherapy.com.


Thanks for helping keep our lists clean & organized. Please classify your concern for:

Wrong Category
Not qualified (e.g., past winner)