Heim Interiors look towards “happy” as a working philosophy, and there’s never an overdose when it comes to swimming through design websites that give them a hundred and one eureka-moments for the next project.
Janlyn de Leon’s one of the interior designers that bring life to the company’s mission of adding in design made happy to homes. She shares with us her go-to links that’re not only heaps interesting, but are also a great break during her free time while still feeding her mind with new interiors ideas, she points out.
Take it from this seasoned designer herself, and have a tour through these websites!
Kris Aquino’s home, with interiors co-designed by Janlyn.
Ride Revolution spinning studio, with interiors co-designed by Janlyn.
Here’s her list of spot-on design instagram pages, and their respective websites that are filled with insightful articles as well. Drink it up!
Running on design inspiration from around the world, Behance can be your link straight to the global perspective in visual art and design. Wade through countless portfolios, and never tire of the endless possibilities on how people can see things through the rose-colored glasses of raw talent.
Behance’s agenda: to put on the tag of democracy in this great big world brimming with creativity. They’re set on their goal of empowering the creative world to make ideas happen, and there’s no slowing down soon!
Go right ahead and scroll through its pages for those tasteful graphics and forward-thinking ideas.
Decor8 was launched back in 2004 by Holly Becker, an American author, journalist, and interior stylist. The blog started off as her personal documentation of various design inspirations, and with her great taste in design, it’s no surprise that the following has soon skyrocketed as more and more people who are into interiors took notice of Decor8’s great content.
It covers various decorating and design pegs that give off a mood that’s bright, airy, and uplifting. It’s a design blog that evokes the idea of happy, and it’s no wonder Janlyn’s added this especially for this Design Made Happy feature!
3. APARTMENT THERAPY
“Saving the world, one room at a time.” Facing the horrors of a terribly styled space? Fret not, because the caped crusader to solve this happens to come in the guise of a digital hero: Apartment Therapy!
Their main mission is all about creating a community that puts their heads together to better create beautiful homes. Apartment Therapy is a call to arms to have everyone share in their ideas about designing a space, and it is an online hub for people to plow through a wealth of resources.
Check out Apartment Therapy for the basics of a clean aesthetic, with both simplicity and luxury always being on the same page for them.
4. ELLE DECOR
“Elle Decor is where style lives.” We’re taking cues on this online powerhouse that’s pretty much a big melting pot of ideas and inspirations for decorating and designing. They deliver architecture and interiors ideas through their latest updates on all things stylish – from chic shops, to art, culture, and even travel. They’ve also got recipes and ideas for entertaining guests too!
Elle Decor goes for an international perspective by hearing from tastemakers, designers, and brands from all over. Not only are they able to cater to a wide reach through their physical magazines, but their online pages have that same quality content, only more accessible.
Itching for their next issue? At least you have Elle Decor’s online pages to keep you busy while you’re waiting. Read up!
Dubbed as the “Martha Stewart Living for Millenials” by the New York Times, Design*Sponge rakes in over a million readers per day through their many online platforms. These readers hail from across continents, and this strong hold of Design*Sponge proves that they’re a force to be reckoned with in being an influence to today’s designs.
Design*Sponge is headed by Grace Bonney. It was launched August 2014 and continues to grow day by day. With the site updating at a rate of 3 to 5 times a day, going through their website can be an addiction for anyone who’s interested in getting their share of fresh ideas daily.