Kate Mooney, founder of Occa-Home, the UK's premier online interiors store, picks some favourite sites.

As the founder and CEO of Occa-Home, the UK’s premier online interior store, Kate Mooney lives and breathes design. Her rich experience of the world of architecture and interiors is woven into every aspect of Occa-Home. From the professionally curated collections to the online magazine, packed with design advice and tips, Occa-Home aims to encourage and inspire your own inner interior designer.


AcccuWeather.com - This is an invaluable website when you're planning any sort of outdoor activity. It's my go-to site for weather updates whether I'm travelling and need to know what to pack, or arranging a party in the garden. I like to do a lot of outdoor entertaining and, as we're in the UK, knowing what the weather will do from one minute to the next is a godsend!

Donna Hay - I am a huge fan of Donna Hay's books and magazines and this site is a visual feast, full of wonderful culinary ideas. I'd say this is definitely my favourite foodie website. I love the chic, casual style of the dishes and the beautiful photography.

Dezeen - This online magazine is a wonderful edited collection of architecture, interiors, design and technology news curated by founders, Marcus Fairs and Rupinder Bhogal. Dezeen is a fabulous source of information on all the latest happenings in these industries and I never get bored of browsing it.

Forbes - There is a lot more to forbes.com than just the millionaire lists. It's a vibrant emporium of information and news across business, finance, politics, technology and lifestyle; I usually check in on it at least once a day.

Homegirl London - This lifestyle blog is always packed with gorgeous photography, interior design ideas and designer interviews. It also has great reviews of London eateries which I always check out when I'm heading there.

Fabricofmylife - This blog by Kate Baxter is always packed full of design inspiration as well as professional tips and insider info, it's great for a quick drop in to see what's new and hot in the land of lifestyle.

Favourite App – Jawbone Up - Working mad hours and usually tied to a desk, this is a fantastic app that I use daily to monitor and improve my activity, diet and sleep. Even better, the insight engine learns about you over times and serves customised information and advice on what you can do to be more active, sleep better and eat better.

25 September 2014