Welcome To The New Happy Interior Blog!

10 June 2015 6


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Here it is – after more than 3,5 years of blogging under a cheerful bunting, Happy Interior Blog has grown up and has changed. Today I am proud to present to you the brand new Happy Interior Blog – redesigned and recreated to bring you more of what I am passionate about: Beautiful interiors, inspiring travels and lush plants. Happy Interior Blog will more than ever be the place where my restless wanderlust and my travels meet beautiful interiors, design and home decor enriched with green urban jungles with thriving plants.


The blog has gone through a thorough redesign process, both the desktop and mobile versions. I am happy to share both with you as of today. Happy Interior Blog is airy and breezy like my travels, it is clean and playful like the interiors on my blog, it is living and thriving like my plants. I hope you will love the new look and feel and I encourage you to explore the new blog. Click and discover what is hidden behind the various pages and please do not forget to tell me what you think. After all, this was done for you my dear readers!

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I also want to thank a fantastic mini team that has accompanied me on this redesign endeavour that included quite a few sleepless nights and endless Skype calls and Facebook messaging sessions between Munich, Paris, Berlin and sometimes even the Greek island of Naxos (don’t ask me why). Thank you to Judith de Graaff of JOELIX.com who redesigned the blog and invigorated it with a fresh and crisp look that has a small reference to the previous bunting (see the little triangles) and is absolutely matching the Happy Interior Blog world. Three category icons will structure the posts into Interiors, Travels and Plants (I absolutely love those). Thank you also to my friend Cécile Le Guen who proved to be a real geek girl and who impressed me with all her knowledge around inexplicable codings, migrations processes and other techie stuff. I could not have made it without you two.


But now it’s time for you, my dear readers. Delve into the fresh world of Happy Interior Blog and expect a lot of new blog posts about interiors, travels and plants. Welcome!


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  • Reply Mel 11 June 2015 at 02:31

    Igor I love it! Wow congratulations. The colours, the look and the feel is so very you and your pared back classy aesthetic and really, who knows you more than Judith to do the design. Well done Judith! You should be very happy with yourself. Mel x

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 06:10

      Thank you very much, Mel! Indeed, Judith did a wonderful design job and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

  • Reply design elements 11 June 2015 at 06:45

    love! love! love!

    Igor, es sieht F A N T A S T I S C H aus!

    Liebe Grüße


    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 07:31

      Vielen lieben Dank Maria! Da haben sich die schlaflosen Nächte dann gelohnt:-)

  • Reply Antje 11 June 2015 at 07:13

    So ein schönes zartes schlichtes Design. Wunderschön!

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 07:31

      Danke Dir Antje. Genau das war meine Absicht!

  • Reply Nina 11 June 2015 at 07:31

    I really like the fresh & airy new happy look & font. Judith is the perfect design match.
    Lots of sun & hugs from Berlin today,

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 07:44

      Thank you very much Nina. I am happy to see that people have exactly the feeling I wanted to transport with the new blog design.

  • Reply Johan 11 June 2015 at 08:04

    Igor I really love your new look! Damn! This is some happy feelings you are sharing here. I really like the well thought philosophy behind the choices, the airy look-and-feel and those cute little icons! The design is amazing (credits for Judith). It’s inspiring to see you develop and ‘grow up’. You got a big plus for using aquarel buttons in blue! Those little artistic details like your logo are amazing! It gave me an instant smile.

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 08:07

      Fantastic Johan – I love to see that the effect comes over as desired! Thank you very much for your kind words and the uplifting feedback!

  • Reply stefi_licious 11 June 2015 at 08:43

    fantastic!!!! i luv it! well done – good to read, clearly arranged, nice and smooth.
    wish you all the best for future blogging!
    frau s.

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 08:52

      Thank you very much for your lovely feedback!!!

  • Reply Kathrin 11 June 2015 at 08:51

    Lieber Igor,

    das neue Layout ist der Knaller! Gefällt mir super gut dieses virtuelle Wohnzimmer!
    Hab ganz viel Spaß damit!

    Viele liebe Grüße, Kathrin

    • Reply admin 11 June 2015 at 08:53

      Lieben Dank Kathrin! Freut mich, dass es Dir auch so gut gefällt!!

  • Reply Lena 11 June 2015 at 09:36

    Congratulations to the redesign dream team! Your colours, your style, everything you – perfect! Have fun with it!

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 09:52

      Thank you very much Lena! Glad you feel the same as I do about the new design:-)

  • Reply Nini Tjäder 11 June 2015 at 09:59

    Nice! I like it. Just wondering, which plugin for WP did you use for the “You might also like” section? I had a plugin for that but it kept generating all kinds of errors so remove it. Have been looking for a replacement.

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:21

      Thank you Nini!! I will try to find out which one that is, I don’t remember the name:-)

  • Reply Abi | These Four Walls blog 11 June 2015 at 10:22

    I love the new design Igor! Very sleek and stylish, but with the same essence as before. Congratulations!

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:22

      Thank you very much Abi! I wanted a fresh and new look with slight references to the old HIB – happy to hear you feel it’s like that!

  • Reply Gudy Herder 11 June 2015 at 10:23

    It’s so worth the wait since I remember still the first conversation we had in Cologne earlier this year. It looks great and I like specially the slightly darker blue you use with the brush stroke! Exciting times wit all the blog changes around here. Congrats to you Igor for an impeccable taste and to your contributors for making it so super appealing! xx

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:23

      Thank you so much Gudy! Yes, you know that this was a pretty looooong journey but all worth while working and waiting. I couldn’t have made it without my fab mini HIB team!!

  • Reply Kathrin von Happy Home 11 June 2015 at 10:36

    Ganz ganz toll! Modern, aber einzigartig. Tolle Farben und “totally Igor”. I love it. Viel Spass mit Deinem neuen Layout. Jetzt werde ich Dich noch lieber “besuchen”.

    Liebe Grüße aus dem Norden

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:23

      Lieben Dank Kathrin, das freut mich ganz besonders!!

  • Reply Eleni | My Paradissi 11 June 2015 at 10:59

    So fresh and totally you Igor! Love it 🙂
    Congrats to all!

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:24

      Euxaristw poly my dear friend and favorite Greek blogger!! Lots of blue love going on here…probably a dear attachment to my happy times when I lived in Greece:-)

  • Reply Zisis Kapsalis 11 June 2015 at 11:17

    Great re-designing Igor! Loved it before but right now it’s so fresh and eye-pleasing! Keep up the great work…

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 11:24

      Thank you very much for your lovely feedback!

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    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 12:10

      I love the fact that almost eveyone says that the new blog is very ME – which is exactly what I wanted to achieve!! Thank you very much my friend and yes go for it, it is a real boost to get a fresh and new look!

  • Reply ELISABETTA @ITALIANBARK 11 June 2015 at 13:56

    It looks wonderful 🙂 And those three interior|travel|green icons….I love them ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 14:37

      Grazie my friend!! Happy you like them too, I wanted something playful and illustrated for the categories.

  • Reply Corinne Kowal 11 June 2015 at 16:12

    Dear Igor,

    congrats on the fabulous new site and its clean look. It’s a brand new YOU 🙂


    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 20:12

      Thank you Corinne!!!

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner 11 June 2015 at 17:56

    Oh Igor, how wonderful and bright your new site is! I feel like I’m on an island with beautiful plants everywhere! It’s inspiring and very well done (no surprise) Judith outdid herself this time! Congratulations and can’t wait to come back to HIB! Hugs, Jocelyn x

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 20:13

      Thank you so much Jocelyn!!! Means a lot and is much appreciated!

  • Reply Ivana 11 June 2015 at 18:23

    Congrats! It looks amazing 🙂

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 20:13

      Thank you Ivana!

  • Reply frauheuberg 11 June 2015 at 19:09

    Hej Mr.Happy…really really lovley design…and a wonderful color palette…it is totally you and i like the new fresh look…it fits perfectly to you and your inspiring “blue eye”…wish you all the best and much more for the next blogging years…its good to have you here in the bloggersphere, dear…a big hug and congratulations…let’s celebrate…♡♡♡

    • Reply Igor 11 June 2015 at 20:14

      Thank you my dear Ines!! So happy that HIB is so well received and the new design is so appreciated by you all!! It made my day!!

  • Reply Anya J 12 June 2015 at 09:45

    OHH la la Igor I absolutely LOVE it. FAB and with your fave blue as well. Beautiful my friend, well done and can’t wait to read more and more 🙂 Happy w e xx

    • Reply Igor 12 June 2015 at 09:56

      Thank you so much my friend!! Much appreciated to get feedback from you as a regular visitor! I am super happy with the outcome indeed – and of course it had to be with lots of blue:-) Happy weekend Anya!

  • Reply Philuko 12 June 2015 at 11:03

    Sieht das großartig aus!!! Und Blau ist meine Lieblingsfarbe 😀 LIKE!!!!!!!

    • Reply Igor 12 June 2015 at 11:28

      Vielen Dank Julia!! Ja das Blau war ja unvermeidlich – ich bin bekennender “Blau-Mann” 🙂

  • Reply Tiff @ Curate & Display 12 June 2015 at 13:04

    Ahhhhh Igor I love it, so fresh! It could only have gone to Judith to do the redesign, right? You two are so much on the same wave-length. Congratulations and happy moving in day! X

    • Reply Igor 12 June 2015 at 15:53

      Thank you so much Tiff and yes, I like to refer to Judith and me as the ‘dream team’ 🙂

  • Reply tina @ Colourliving 13 June 2015 at 21:44

    Woah! It’s so very you which is the best compliment I can give. True to your spirit, true to your Wanderlust and true to your happy nature.
    Well done you, Judith and HIB team for a great and seamless design. Can’t wait to explore more.
    Loving the little icons and reference to the bunting. A truly lovely re-design! x

    • Reply Igor 14 June 2015 at 20:48

      Thank you so much Tina!! I love that you literally mentioned everything I had in mind when redesigning the blog with my mini dream team! I am so super pleased with the result, but above all I am happy to hear that people see and feel exactly what I wanted to show with the new HIB!! Merci mon amie!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 15 June 2015 at 10:12

    Αααααα μεγειες, μεγειες! Καλοριζικος ο νεος σχεδιασμος 🙂


    • Reply Igor 15 June 2015 at 10:47

      S’euxaristw para poly!! Filakia gia tin Ellada!

  • Reply Hubertienne Ricardo 15 June 2015 at 15:20

    Congratulations on your new fresh look. It looks awesome. Even though I’ve been blogging for only a year, I’m ready for a change also. You all inspire me to do so. Keep up the great work. Sunny regards from Curacao.

    • Reply Igor 15 June 2015 at 17:45

      Thank you so much, Hubertienne! Greeting to Curacao (oh my, I want to go there now:-)).

  • Reply Babette 15 June 2015 at 17:28

    What a nice site!
    I love de lay-out en colors, perfect!

    • Reply Igor 15 June 2015 at 17:45

      Merci Babette!!

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 17 June 2015 at 20:42

    Das ist total wunderbar geworden herzlichen Glückwunsch zum hübschen refresh 🙂 Viele liebe Grüße Julia

    • Reply Igor 17 June 2015 at 20:57

      Vielen lieben Dank, Julia!

  • Reply Ilse 19 June 2015 at 10:12

    Congratulations, it looks great!

    • Reply Igor 19 June 2015 at 10:27

      Thank you very much Ilse!

  • Reply Chatty 24 June 2015 at 03:49

    congratulations! super nice 🙂

    • Reply Igor 30 June 2015 at 20:52

      Thank you!!

  • Reply susan / fleurishing 30 June 2015 at 14:07

    Loving it Igor – so fresh + cheery!

    • Reply Igor 30 June 2015 at 20:52

      Merci mon amie!!

  • Reply Natalia 21 July 2015 at 16:51

    Fabulous redesign – so fun and playful to browse through. The icons and images are all so vibrant and reflect the content perfectly – nice work! Natalia

    • Reply Igor 22 July 2015 at 09:29

      Thank you very much Natalia!! Just voted for you at the Amara Interior Blog Awards!

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