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,
Image via Raoul Textiles Think of all the things you do in your living room: playing board games with the fam, celebrating the holidays with your crew, drinking a much-needed bottle of wine (or three…) after a long day of work. Suffice it to say, your living room is where you, well, live! And as such, it’s crucial that it’s designed to suit both your busy life and killer style. Alas, that’s a lot easier said than done, particularly when designing on a budget. So we decided to pool our network
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
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 Architectural Digest With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, you might find yourself surrounded by coworkers in kelly green sweaters and friends throwing back emerald-tinted Budweisers. Luckily not all green usage is a faux pas though, especially when it comes to your home. Green makes a statement, and when deployed correctly, that statement can be chic and eclectic. So banish those images of shamrock vests and shamrock shakes and instead envision fiddle leaf figs, olive velvet sofas, sage walls and more. Make a Splash The tiled backsplash paired with copper accents
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
via Milo + Mitzy While we give major props to the sleep aficionado that declared today “National Napping Day,” we’re equally upset that this holiday just HAPPENS to fall on a Monday. I mean, is this some kind of sick joke?! So, if you’re anything like us and can only daydream about spending the day well, dreaming, these napping nooks should tide you over ’till bedtime. Scroll through to see some of our snooze-inducing faves! Built-In Bedtime It’s hard to pass up a good snooze when it’s practically built into your home.
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