Interior design sourcing online has never been easier, from the first sparks of inspiration on Pinterest to tapping on your smartphone to buy products directly from suppliers.

One challenge we face is the volume of resources at our fingertips and the overwhelming quantity of choices available - it is enough to make our heads spin! With the help of a few select websites who curate their offering, sourcing can now be made simple. Here is an overview of the five best interior design sourcing websites, as chosen by the experts at The House Directory:

The Interiors Index

worldofinteriors.co.uk


Established Since: October 2019
Profile: Internationally renowned magazine The World of Interiors launched its Interiors Index in October 2019, as an online directory of galleries, shops, artists, showrooms and services whose ethos of quality and style mirrors that of the magazine.
Features: Search by area of interest, location, and name; gather tips and inspiration from curated articles written by professionals.

The List

thelist.houseandgarden.com


Established Since: 2016
Profile: An indispensable online guide of design professionals – The List by House and Garden is an essential tool for anyone seeking inspiration and a direct gateway to both established and new talent, for any project large or small.
Features: Search for design professionals by name, area or specialism and gather tips and inspiration from articles and round-ups.

Houzz

houzz.co.uk


Established Since: 2009
Profile: Houzz is a leading platform for home renovation and design, connecting millions of homeowners and design enthusiasts with professionals globally. Houzz has the largest residential design database in the world and provides an easy way for people to find inspiration, get advice, discover products and hire the professionals they need to help turn ideas into reality.
Features: Find inspiration from a photography database of professionally-designed homes; browse portfolios and reviews of design professionals; join the largest home community on the web; learn from articles written by industry experts.

Eporta

eporta.com


Established Since: 2015
Profile: This online sourcing platform was designed to revolutionise the professional home furnishing sector for trade buyers, by allowing interior designers, architects and retailers to connect directly with product designers, furniture and furnishing suppliers from across the world.
Features: Gather inspiration, source iconic and emerging brands, use their ‘connected scheduling’ to simplify logistics, easily track orders and payments.

The House Directory

thehousedirectory.com


Established Since: 2001
Profile: The House Directory is the longest established online sourcebook for products and services for interior and garden design and decoration. The site lists more than 3,500 companies, selected for the original publication, “House and Garden Book of Addresses”. Each company is quickly and easily searchable by name, product, or service.
Features: Search the expansive interior and garden design categories for your home project; save your favourites in a ‘Shortlist’; find a wealth of tips, trends and design advice in the ‘Blogs’ and ‘Ask us’ sections; subscribe for a concise, free monthly newsletter of key events, industry news, tips and trends.

April 2020