Home design can be tricky, and not every homeowner can hire an expert. But tips, tricks, and inspiration can also come by way of popular home design magazines
Whether you use it for art, music, fitness, or even home décor, the Internet is a rich place to draw inspiration from. While it provides a wealth of information, the Web can also be something of a labyrinth. Whether you are looking for ideas on how to decorate a child’s room affordably or finding ways to maximize condo space, it can be easy to get lost in the jungle of content online.
Fortunately, local and international home design magazines continue to thrive along with the internet, which makes legitimate and useful design information easy to find. Certain publications sell because they feature the latest from designers, trends, and industry info, and like any successful media property, many of these also have corresponding websites, social media accounts, and downloadable issues.
By sticking to these titles, your next decorating move is all but guaranteed to be the right one.
One of 10 media brands owned by local publisher One MEGA Group, MyHome magazine is geared specifically to the homeowner. Believing that a beautiful home starts with its homeowner readers, the magazine serves as a go-to source for well-designed homes, new furniture stores and restaurants, easy-to-do design and styling ideas, and exceptional finds for the home.
The “ultimate guide for the upwardly mobile high-rise dweller,” Condo Living is an interior design magazine featuring unique design ideas, stimulating visuals, and must have product updates centered on Philippine condominium living. With an understanding that it is not just about the space, the magazine also serves as a lifestyle guide with shopping and hangout information for the yuppie condo owner.
Another publication from One MEGA Group, BluPrint is regarded as the first and only local sourcebook in local and international architecture, interior design, industrial design, and the allied arts. While seemingly made for industry professionals, nonprofessional designers can mutually draw inspiration from the engaging writing and visuals.
Lifestyle Asia Home & Away
Home & Away is a coffee-table book by Lifestyle Asia magazine. Currently in its third edition, the annual special features a variety of interiors and private spaces, in homes located in the country and abroad that greatly reflect the lives and interests of its residents. The first two editions of the book have been in the Top 10 Best-Selling Philippine Publications of both National Book Store and PowerBooks nationwide.
Marketed as the “trusted designer friend our readers can always turn to for advice,” RealLiving magazine features homes that are lived-in, comfortable, and efficient but beautiful. Understanding that one style doesn’t fit all, the magazine makes a point of showing a wide range of products and styles while offering value-for-money decorating, renovating, and shopping ideas.
Philippine Tatler Homes
Philippine Tatler is geared toward the sophisticated, taking readers behind the lives of influential people in business, political, cultural, social, and sporting life in the Philippines and telling their stories. As the brand aims to be a guide for arts and culture, business, travel, trends, and food or wine, its bi-annual Philippine Tatler Homes magazine similarly offers information and inspiration to those establishing a sophisticated space.
Metro Home and Entertaining
A title under media giant ABS-CBN’s publishing wing, Metro Home and Entertaining is about visual pleasure. The magazine offers a great deal of inspiration, featuring gorgeous tropical villas, artists’ highly personalized apartments, colonial era mansions, and glamorous penthouses. Of course, apart from showing off existing properties, the magazine is also packed with design tips and solutions.
Established in 1989 and published by Hearst Communications, Elle Décor currently has a network of 25 publications in different countries, providing an international point of view while featuring the best in style-makers, trendsetting interiors, and must-have home furnishing. Apart from the usual decorating inspiration, architecture, and renovation ideas, the magazine also features stylish finds, shops, art, culture, travel guides, and recipes.
Architectural Digest started off in 1920 as a California trade quarterly that evolved over the decades. It broadened its scope and increased its publication frequency and reach with nine international editions. A byword for living well, Architectural Digest covers the interior design and architecture industries, offers info on new shops and products, travel destinations, art and cultural events, celebrity style, and high-end real estate.
A title published in the United Kingdom, Ideal Home has been bringing interior design ideas, brilliant buys, and expert advice for the creation of ideal homes since 1920. The magazine showcases many of the best real-life homes in Britain, which along with the featured decorating trends, expert tips, and practical advice, can be the inspiration for Filipinos who would like their homes to sport the British look and feel.
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