Hygge at Home:  Layer on the hygge

Hygge at Home: Layer on the hygge

So you have a fresh, clean room that’s successfully furnished according to your needs. It might look and feel a bit stark and sterile—time for some hygge to soften its edges! To create comfort and warmth in the room, very thoughtfully add life, color, and texture to...
The Hygge Home: Start with  fresh foundation

The Hygge Home: Start with fresh foundation

In an effort to bring hygge to a room, many people mistakenly just pile on the throw pillows and blankets, plants and candles galore. But hygge requires a thoughtful, pared-down approach to begin with. To bring hygge to a room, start with a clean slate. Decide what...
What is Hygge—and how on earth do you pronounce it?

What is Hygge—and how on earth do you pronounce it?

“Hew-guh” (yes, that’s really how you pronounce hygge) is both a lifestyle and design trend. It eludes a strict definition, but at the core it means well-being, and it’s closely linked with an appreciation of things that are living and real, warming and humanizing....
Bringing Biophilia to Your Home

Bringing Biophilia to Your Home

Know how some rooms just evoke good feelings the minute you walk in? Chances are, if a room makes you feel comfortable—like you want to stay a while—there’s some biophilia at play. Never heard of it? The word biophilia, coined by the psychologist Eric Fromm in 1963...
Go Green Decorating with Plants | Potted Plants for Homes

Go Green Decorating with Plants | Potted Plants for Homes

Want to instantly enliven any room? Add a plant! When chosen thoughtfully, a plant can act as an: intriguing accent piece provide symmetry deliver drama or mood add warmth, texture, and detail This matching set of flowering pots atop a window ledge contributes...