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!
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!
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
Thank you very much, Mel! Indeed, Judith did a wonderful design job and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
love! love! love!
Igor, es sieht F A N T A S T I S C H aus!
Vielen lieben Dank Maria! Da haben sich die schlaflosen Nächte dann gelohnt:-)
So ein schönes zartes schlichtes Design. Wunderschön!
Danke Dir Antje. Genau das war meine Absicht!
I really like the fresh & airy new happy look & font. Judith is the perfect design match.
Lots of sun & hugs from Berlin today,
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.
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.
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!
fantastic!!!! i luv it! well done – good to read, clearly arranged, nice and smooth.
wish you all the best for future blogging!
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback!!!
das neue Layout ist der Knaller! Gefällt mir super gut dieses virtuelle Wohnzimmer!
Hab ganz viel Spaß damit!
Viele liebe Grüße, Kathrin
Lieben Dank Kathrin! Freut mich, dass es Dir auch so gut gefällt!!
Congratulations to the redesign dream team! Your colours, your style, everything you – perfect! Have fun with it!
Thank you very much Lena! Glad you feel the same as I do about the new design:-)
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.
Thank you Nini!! I will try to find out which one that is, I don’t remember the name:-)
I love the new design Igor! Very sleek and stylish, but with the same essence as before. Congratulations!
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!
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
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!!
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
Lieben Dank Kathrin, das freut mich ganz besonders!!
So fresh and totally you Igor! Love it 🙂
Congrats to all!
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:-)
Great re-designing Igor! Loved it before but right now it’s so fresh and eye-pleasing! Keep up the great work…
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback!
THAT’S AMAZING IGOR!! I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GIVING MY BLOG A FRESH NEW LOOK AND I MAY NOW JUST HAVE MY CONTACTS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!! LOVE THE RELAXED AND REFRESHING LOOK ON YOUR NEW WEBSITE … SOUNDS CHEESY BUT THE NEW LOOK IS REALLY YOU! XX
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!
It looks wonderful 🙂 And those three interior|travel|green icons….I love them ♥ ♥ ♥
Grazie my friend!! Happy you like them too, I wanted something playful and illustrated for the categories.
congrats on the fabulous new site and its clean look. It’s a brand new YOU 🙂
Thank you Corinne!!!
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
Thank you so much Jocelyn!!! Means a lot and is much appreciated!
Congrats! It looks amazing 🙂
Thank you Ivana!
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…♡♡♡
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!!
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
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!
Sieht das großartig aus!!! Und Blau ist meine Lieblingsfarbe 😀 LIKE!!!!!!!
Vielen Dank Julia!! Ja das Blau war ja unvermeidlich – ich bin bekennender “Blau-Mann” 🙂
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
Thank you so much Tiff and yes, I like to refer to Judith and me as the ‘dream team’ 🙂
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
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!
Αααααα μεγειες, μεγειες! Καλοριζικος ο νεος σχεδιασμος 🙂
S’euxaristw para poly!! Filakia gia tin Ellada!
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.
Thank you so much, Hubertienne! Greeting to Curacao (oh my, I want to go there now:-)).
What a nice site!
I love de lay-out en colors, perfect!
Das ist total wunderbar geworden herzlichen Glückwunsch zum hübschen refresh 🙂 Viele liebe Grüße Julia
Vielen lieben Dank, Julia!
Congratulations, it looks great!
Thank you very much Ilse!
congratulations! super nice 🙂
Loving it Igor – so fresh + cheery!
Merci mon amie!!
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
Thank you very much Natalia!! Just voted for you at the Amara Interior Blog Awards!