Delving deeper than decor to explore the power of home as a path to wellbeing #happyinside

Happy Inside Press Coverage

This page details the press coverage for Happy Inside to date. Lastest on top.

#happyinside Book cover

Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness by Michelle Ogundehin. Published in the UK 30 April 2020. US 1 October 2020.

KINTSUGI magazine

Winter Edition. Interview to come.


Interviewed for Life and Soul, the new wellbeing podcast from renowned broadcaster Emma Forbes. Born out of Emma’s appreciation for all things well being, and combined with years of broadcasting and brilliance,  Life and Soul is all about health, happiness and what makes people tick. As she puts it, “One great thing to come out of this current world that we’re living in is an appreciation for life and what really matters… and so this will be exactly that – a conversation and chat, over a virtual cup of coffee, digging into the things that matter more than ever – feeling good and doing good.” Guests already confirmed for Season 1 include Melissa Odabash, Trinny Woodall, Dr Rupy Aujla, Katherine Jenkins and Marina Fogle. Podcast due to be launched November 2020.


Live interview with BBC Radio London presenter Jumoke Fashola on her regular Inspirit Sunday show. Aired Sunday 4 October. Clip archived on BBC Sounds.

THrive global

Thrive Global is Arianna Huffington’s new platform after The Huffington Post, devoted to the discussion of all things wellbeing. As she puts it, “I launched Thrive Global to go beyond raising awareness and create something real and tangible that would help individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance and unlock their greatest potential.” Arianna was kind enough to personally endorse Happy Inside on its UK publication, and now, in celebration of its US launch on 1 October, the thriveglobal.com site ran an exclusive extract from Chapter Six: Harmony… 6 Ways to Incorporate Active Rest into your Life Published 6 October 2020. The post was also flagged on the Thrive Global daily newsletter.

Thrive Global Newsletter 7 October 2020

EVENTBRITE do well festival

The Eventbrite Do Well Festival was a five-day virtual line-up of events from 14-18 September 2020 spanning community, environment, family, mental and physical wellness. An IG Live interview between Michelle Ogundehin and Eventbrite hostess Vivian Chalmers opened the festival. And later in the week in a talk hosted by Anthropologie, Michelle Ogundehin was interviewed about Happy Inside by journalist Fiona McCarthy. First aired live 17 September 2020. Now available at Anthropologie Europe Events.

ELLE Decoration UK

ELLE Decoration At home with Michelle Ogundehin. 6pp feature published in the October 2020 issue.

Second spread of At Home with Michelle Ogundehin, ELLE Decoration October 2020

people’s friend

Double page feature. Interview by Mairi Hughes. People’s Friend. Published 22 August 2020.

People’s Friend magazine. Published 22 August 2020.

Loving home magazine

Cover-lined 4pp feature including competition to win a copy of Happy Inside, in this beautifully-produced glossy in-house magazine from Graham & Brown. Published August 2020. Read it here Loving Home Magazine – Issue 5.

Loving Home, a Graham & Brown magazine

THE tv carpenter

Podcast hosted by Wayne Perry, aka the TV Carpenter, where he interviews interior designers, gardeners, colour phychologists, producers, lighting experts and home makers, all with aim of inspiring his listeners to pick up the tools and create their dream home. Voted in the TOP 5 home podcasts by The Sunday Times home magazine. Wayne chats to Michelle Ogundehin in episode 45, first broadcast Friday 1 August; listen here: the TV Carpenter podcast.

TV Carpenter podcast. Broadcast Friday 1 August, 2020

RED magazine

6pp feature, The Happy Home, showcasing Michelle Ogundehin at home in Brighton. Published in the September 2020 edition of Red magazine.

Red magazine, September 2020. Living section feature by Carolyn Bailey. opening spread.


A 6-step plan to feel properly rested. An edited extract from Happy Inside for Welldoing.org the UK’s leading therapist matching service for in-person and online therapy with a huge library of articles and resources on mental health, self-development and wellbeing. Its mission being to improve mental wellbeing support for all, through better access, understanding and efficiency.

Mollie makes magazine

4pp cover-lined feature in the Summer Issue 119 edition of Mollie Makes, the lifestyle magazine bringing contemporary craft to today’s makers. As it puts it, it’s a title “designed for the engaged, connected generation who make up the handmade revolution”. Interview by Mollie Makes editor Yvette Streeter. Published July 2020.

The cover of Mollie Makes magazine. Issue 119 July 2020.

First spread of interview and feature in Mollie Makes magazine. Issue 119. Published July 2020.

the house directory

Included in The House Directory July/August Newsletter, the monthly missive from the leading online directory for interior and garden design and decoration, the essential tool for trade and public alike. Includes a giveaway competition for subscribers to win a copy of Happy Inside. Published 17 July 2020.

enki magazine

Full page Q&A interview in Enki, “the international magazine for aesthetics”. The home of design and architecture. Summer issue. Published July 2020.

Enki press

Summer 2020 issue.


silberzahn style

In Conversation with Michelle Ogundehin Q&A format profile on the Silberzahn Style blog, a site devoted to fashion, style, inspiration and, as founder Amy Silberzahn puts it, “championing fempreneurs breaking down boundaries within their chosen industries.” Published 28 June 2020.

HEalth & Wellbeing magazine

Double page feature in the July 2020 issue. Health & Wellbeing 1 Health & Wellbeing 2. Home Sweet Home: How To Choose Colours by Mood.

Health & Wellbeing magazine. July 2020.

pooky interiors

Meet the Interiors Expert profile feature in Q&A format on Pooky Interiors, a site devoted to “beautiful, decorative lighting. Lights that look as though they cost a fortune, but don’t.” Published 18 June 2020.

The Telegraph

How to set up a Stylish Home Office feature in The Telegraph. Because if working from home is the new norm, it pays to spend time creating a space that truly inspires you. Interview by Jes Salter. Published 15 June 2020.

harpers Bazaar

Introduction to Happy Inside with extended extract. How to Create More Light and Space in Your Home: The mistakes you’re making and how to correct them, taken from Chapter One, on clutter clearing. Published 15 June 2020.

curious coco blog

Beautiful introduction and Q&A feature on Polly Gibbs’ Curious Coco blog, strapline: “Born curious, stay curious. Look beyond what you see. Live before you die. Live beyond ordinary. Live a life extraordinary.” Published 9 June 2020.

Curious Coco blog


i newspaper

Print and online feature based on Happy Inside, entreating you to “enjoy your home your way”. Interview by Siobhan Norton. Published 29 May 2020.


Global online platform for Architecture, Design and Art, based in India. Interview on Mindful Interior Design published 27 May 2020.

STIRWorld Published 27 May 2020

METRO news

Front page of the Metro Home section plus double-page feature following. Metro newspaper. Published 26 May 2020.

Metro Home 26 May 2020

That’s Not My Age

De-cluttering extract published on That’s Not My Age “the grown up guide to great style” edited by Alyson Walsh on 26 May. Plus book review by Alexia Economou, published 8 May 2020.


That’s Not My Age blog


Inclusion in Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home feature article. Words Sarah Pyper. Published May.

Stylist Magazine feature


Inclusion in 4pp Find Your Happy Place feature. Issue 778. Published 25 May

Grazia feature Published 25 May

waitrose weekend

Double page Weekending feature in issue 502. Published 7 May.

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Waitrose Weekend Issue 502. Published 7 May 2020.

love your home

Love Your Home post with extract from Happy Inside on the blog of this leading family-run boutique furniture manufacturer. Published 5 May 2020.

book press

Love Your Home blog post Published 5 May 2020

THe sunday times: home

Double page feature and cover! Interview and text by Katrina Burroughs. Published 3 May 2020.


Cover of The Sunday Times Home section. Published 3 May 2020.

ELLE Decoration UK

Full page Inner Balance feature. June 2020 issue. Subscriber copies dropped 29 April 2020.

ELLE Decoration

ELLE Decoration June 2020 edition. Issue number 334.

goodee world

‘How to be Happy Inside’ Goodee World blog post, a leading US-based brand with the strapline, ‘where good design and good purpose come together’. Think a carefully curated marketplace of beautiful forever buys for the considered home. Published 29 April 2020.

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Goodee, where good design and good purpose come together. Blog post about Happy Inside. April 2020


habitat uk

Habitat newsletter and Habitat blog post featuring my select of the best of the new SS20 collection. Collaboration supported by an interview. Published 24 April 2020. Feature post also on michelleogundehin.com

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Habitat Newsletter 23 April 2020.

The Habitat blog. Happy Inside collaboration. April 2020

neptune.com journal

Neptune Journal On our bookshelf: Happy Inside feature in the Neptune online Journal. Published 24 April 2020.

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Happy Inside featured on the Neptune.com online Journal. April 24th 2020

The Sunday times style magazine

Coverlined double page feature Domestic Bliss: Now is a good time to ask whether your house is serving you or your social media feed, says the former editor of ELLE Decoration Michelle Ogundehin, who shares tips from her latest book for creating a wellness sanctuary at home. Published 19 April 2020

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The Sunday Times Style magazine. 19 April 2020


The Great Indoors podcast

Series 7. Episode 2: Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books Hosted by Kate Watson-Smythe and Sophie Robinson. 16 April 2020.
Review of Happy Inside. With supporting blog posts also on Mad About The House and Sophie Robinson.co.uk. You can also join Kate and Sophie At Home with Michelle Ogundehin on another episode of the podcast.

“I think this is a really important book. It’s packed with knowledge and insight, as you would expect from a trained architect and the woman who edited ELLE Decoration for 13 years.” Kate Watson-Smyth The Great Indoors


The Great Indoors podcast

Writer, Author, Brand Consultant & TV Presenter

Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style. She is an influencer with expertise and the multi award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.