Talking Trends with Blogging Royalty


After two days of inspiration, creation, and innovation, there’s only one logical question to sum up the American Made workshop: What’s next?

That was the topic tackled by a team of five of the top names in the blogging world in the last panel of our event. Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart Living Pilar Guzman hosted the roundtable discussion of what’s on the horizon for food, design, and lifestyle bloggers. Here’s what they had to say:

“For food trends, I’m seeing a lot more natural styling. When food is heavily styled, it may make a magazine look good and pretty, but it doesn’t make people want to cook.” -Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

“I’m seeing a return to color in decor. Strong colors like bright pink or fuschia. I think people were depressed and scared a few years ago, and when you’re scared, you don’t take risks. Color is a risk. But now these are risks people are willing to take.” -Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy

“I look a lot at the actual design of blogs, and I’m seeing a lot more joy, more sparkle in blog design. It’s a more definitive step in the blog itself.” -Stacy Morrison of BlogHer

“People putting type on their photos! It’s the thing, and it’s doing really well on Pinterest.” -Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom

“DIY is now its own vertical. And I’m excited to see that the people, the innovators, are not a specific demographic — it’s a psychographic. These are all people who want to make their life more beautiful and fun. More people are creating their own worlds.” -Erica Domesek of P.S. – I Made This

What recent blog trends have you spotted lately?

Comments (3)

  • You don’t need to pst this. Just to tell Martha I wore a coral colored outfit for my daughters wedding and had nail polish made to match it then painted the bottom of the shoes with the polish. It was a hit. Just an FYI

  • I have also noticed that there is more text on photos! It is such a defining feature for some blogs. It’s a great branding tool.

  • My creative juices are flowing Thanks for the article!

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