The Freshome story began in Romania ( a small country in Europe ) back in 2007 when founder and CEO Micle-Mihai Cristian launched a blog that would go on to become one of the most popular and successful online magazines to date focusing on interior design and architecture. Currently clocking up an impressive 3.8+ million unique monthly visitors, the site provides daily inspiration and advice to those who are seeking to improve, organise and style their homes. With an archive of 7000+ posts featuring over 90,000+ images of great interior products and architectural projects it is no wonder that Freshome has one of the most engaged online communities on the net.
Freshome has grown to become an authority in its niche and its content is regularly picked up and shared by some of the most influential and widely read internet sites including Yahoo News, Gizmodo, CNET, and The Huffington Post. Freshome is regularly selected as being one of the top blogs on the net and Technorati rates it in the Top 100 blogs for the categories of Travel, Art, Living and Home, in which it ranks as the second most influential blog. Even Forbes has picked up on the success of the site, choosing to interview Micle Mihai and his team about the runaway growth that the blog has achieved since its inception.
Today, Freshome is the go-to destination for anyone who is passionate about design, architecture, luxury, travel, lifestyle and creativity in the home. Those who visit the site are seeking inspiration to help them on their journey to creating their dream home as well as practical solutions to the problems that their homes may present. If this sounds like you, be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed or sign up to our email newsletter so you never miss a post. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as that’s where the real conversation takes place. We’re waiting to hear from you!
Freshome at a glance:
- 450,000+ Facebook Fans ( November 2012 )
- 74,000+ Twitter Followers ( November 2012 )
- 80,000+ RSS Subscribers – November 2012
- 3,4 to 3 ,8 million unique visitors each month
- more than 10 million unique page views each month
With thousands of blogs and sites linked in to Freshome.com, the site also represents a reference point for those who want to acquire an overall idea of what’s happening in the creative and ever-changing world of design.
Freshome founder and CEO Micle-Mihai Cristian started Freshome back in 2007 at the tender age of 20. Having dropped out of college, he decided he wanted to work for himself and set about forging a career for himself using the internet. Freshome was born when this young entrepreneur decided to combine his new business venture with the pursuit of his dream home. After some substantial online research he was sure that there was a sizeable audience out there who were also searching for inspiration to create their perfect home. Freshome became an online source that sought to show its readers how to make their world a better, more beautiful place.
Mihai’s eye for great design and his particular sense of style proved a hit and Freshome’s readership figures started to soar. His interest in marketing was piqued and from then on he became focused on growing the blog, constantly motivated by the improving statistics and analytics. His entrepreneurial streak has enabled him to develop Freshome into one of the most popular design-focused blogs on the web.
Outside of Freshome, Mihai is interested in business, marketing, sports, human mind, technology and smart stuff. He also enjoys reading and travelling.
Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design.
Freshome is a “place” that feeds her need for creativity and diversity. Seeing thousands of projects each month contributes to her understanding and deep appreciation of interior design and architecture.
But the best thing about her work is the actual interaction with people from all over the world, being able to get in contact with the best architects and designers out there and congratulating them on their amazing creations.
The infinite effort invested in this domain is truly overwhelming and is also her fundamental motivation engine. Lavinia believes she speaks on behalf of the entire team when she says that getting better and better is what Freshome strives for every day.
Jessica Gordon Ryan
Jessica has been a copywriting consultant for companies such as Siemens, Philips, Conair, and Cuisinart.
Several years ago Jessica created the lifestyle blog, The Entertaining House, part magazine, part memoir, showcasing her passions for fashion, food and décor. She also heads Effervescence, a boutique creative services and social media company, offering clients promotional writing, photography, social media, and simple blog design.
Raphaelle is a blogger, full time writer and a Digital Marketing specialist.
She is fascinated with Advertising and the Creative Industries, paying a special interest in Creativity of all kinds. She doesn’t believe in neither limits nor limitations and the constantly growing thirst of new fields of inspiration brought her to Freshome.
Stacey graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class degree in French, German and European Studies.
However, it was whilst studying at University in Paris that she first discovered her interest in interior design. Interest became obsession as she landed a job working for a B2B residential design magazine.
Now working as a freelance writer and blogger, she specializes in interiors, architecture and design and writes for a variety of magazines, websites and blogs, including her own blog.
Wendy Wagar Cassidy
Wendy has been a freelance writer covering interior decorating for the past few years. Her love of design, entertaining, cooking and fashion inspired her to launch her own lifestyle blog, Cultured Civility, a title inspired by her grandmothers.
She believes beauty and inspiration can be found everywhere if one slows down enough to look for it. She is a certified interior decorator with a degree in communications and a background in marketing.
When she’s not experimenting with a new recipe, or refinishing an old piece of furniture, she enjoys antique shopping, exploring art museums, and spending time with family and friends.
Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes.
Ronique’s design lifestyle service Stagetecture started in 2009 and today has become a well sought after destination for helping homeowners check in daily for help with DIY projects and inspiration to motivate homeowners to beautify and enjoy their home lives. Her passion for finding inspiring and easy DIY home topics is why she feels at home at Freshome.