Crackling wood in a fiery hearth paired with a hot cup of tea, a knit blanket, and a gathering of good friends. Sounds like the final scene in a Christmas movie, right? Well, that’s hygge, the Danish lifestyle trend that’s blown up over the last year. Roughly translating to “cozy,” hygge is all about living a harmonious, happy, and relaxing life by indulging in the comforts of home. Think fuzzy blankets, nubby sweaters, sweet-scented candles, and warm, delicious treats. The Danes insist that hygge is a way to live all year long,
You know how dog owners and their puppies often start to look alike? Well we think the same can happen with their homes. So in honor of National Puppy Day, we’re throwing our furry friends a bone by collecting rooms that were made to match their seriously adorable features. From spaces as cuddly as a golden retriever to those that have the spunk of a French bulldog, these rooms prove that dog is more than man’s best friend — they’re our interior inspiration too! Samoyed Puppy + Fluffy White Nursery Gentle and playful, Samoyeds make
Michelle, co-creator of fashion and lifestyle blog 52 Thursdays, is accustomed to adventure. As a kid, she lived everywhere from Germany to Hawaii, later settling with her family outside of Washington, D.C. Now a resident of Los Angeles, the social media influencer is approaching her biggest adventure yet – motherhood. “My husband and I moved to LA just a little over two years ago. A work promotion and warmer weather brought us to the West Coast, plus I get antsy staying put in one area for too long!” Michelle says.
Image via Architectural Digest Traditional style (or “trad” for short) sometimes gets a bad rap. Some people think of it as fussy, stuffy and grandma. Others think, why live in the past when there’s so much great design happening in the present? But the truth is, trad style allows for a lot more experimentation than you might imagine. And in the right hands, it can feel seriously fresh and new. So how much traditional is too much and how do you make it work for you? Well, we’ll break it all down for you.
Image via Lonny Some may argue that the menu is the most important ingredient in planning a dinner party. But seasoned entertainers know that it’s just as much about setting the mood. After all, everything tastes better when the chairs are comfy, the music is on and the lighting looks good. So feast your eyes on these must-have dinner party essentials. Bon appetit! Food presentation is half the feat of the feast, so make sure you have stylish serving bowls and platters to display your fine eats. No one will be digging into dinner
Image via Alice Lane Home It may be Saint Patty’s Day, but luck isn’t just for the Irish. And it certainly doesn’t always come in the form of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (we wish). Good luck is a gamble, but there are some things you can do to give fortune’s chance a little push. Bring the spirit of serendipity into your home with these feng shui practices and common good-fortune beliefs. A Lucky Entrance In feng shui, the front door is more than just
Image via Romo There was a time when calico, quilting, and crochet seemed as dated as those mothballs in granny’s closet. But it’s time to show a little respect for your elders because granny style is back in a big way. After years of minimalism, we’re loving this return to pattern heavy, knick-knack filled spaces. So start hunting for floral wallpaper and break out your crochet needles, because what’s old is new again. Flower Power Will florals really ever stop being a thing? We think not. Go full-on grandma with a
Image via Homey Oh My If you have kids or a dog, then you know the truth: mudrooms are highly underrated. They provide a barrier between the rest of your home and the outside elements. They’re a functional space for shoe and jacket storage. Name aside, these areas are a lot more than spaces for tracking dirt. Mudrooms are like the opening act to an exciting band. They aren’t the main course, but they can give you a pretty good taste of what’s to come. From eclectic entryways to laundry
Image via C Home You’ve scrubbed the floors so hard, they sparkle. Every nook and cranny has been swept free of dust and cobwebs. You’ve decluttered and have a giant bag of stuff ready for Goodwill. So why does your home still feel gloomy? Spring is the perfect time to start fresh by cleansing your home from top to bottom — energy included. Follow these mood-boosting tips and feng shui secrets to banish bad vibes and get those good ones flowing. Air it out. Open your doors and windows and allow
Image via Anthropologie The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and we may have even felt the warmth of the sun for a few seconds the other day. It’s finally happening — spring is plotting its long-awaited return. And after a lengthy winter in hibernation mode, we’re guessing your house (and ours) could use a little refresh. But who wants to waste those first precious moments of sunshine scrubbing and dusting? So for the lazy person in all of us, we’ve got simple room-by-room hacks to get your space spring-ready, fast. Start with