Hygge Design Envy: The Danish Home

Hygge Design Envy: The Danish Home

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Today I’m excited because, just recently, I stumbled upon the work of an interior stylist that got my attention and wanted to share it with you all. Why the excitement? Well, the thing is that after 20 years in this industry with so many different styles I’ve come across, it’s not as easy to get impressed anymore. As a matter of fact I had decided to abstain myself from style viewing for that very reason just for a couple of weeks. I felt the need to clear any subconscious imagery that might haunt me. I needed to look at things with a new perspective. So the timing was just perfect as I came across the work of Pella Hedeby (whom I follow on Pinterest). Her impeccable styling created a hygge sense that got under my skin; it’s fresh and crisp with a staccato beat, no nonsense! Scandinavian minimalism at its best!

Pella was involved in the styling of a showroom apartment for ESNY’s continental apartments in Stockholm. She calls this project The Danish Home. My guess is that since only Danish brands were used, it made sense to call it just that. Take the time to peruse her beautiful site with gorgeous photos of interiors styled by her. (I did a little research and discovered that the apartment interiors were designed by Andreas Martin-Lof, while the architects for the building, is the Danish architectural firm 3XN with Kim Herforth Nielsen at the helm who have done some impressive work – the Lighthouse Project is probably the one that stood out for me).

Pella, did an incredible job in pulling together a flawless, well balanced minimal design with the hygge quality that is so highly regarded in Denmark and sought after in Scandinavian design. I can actually picture myself living in this apartment, walking barefoot, taking in its views, soaking in its light, its informal casual ambiance with the artistic touch to it and a tinge of industrial feel to it. It really and honestly inspired me. It feels so RIGHT! and for me that means that the design is complete. I wouldn’t want to change a thing.

A thing to note is that the hygge vibe in a space is easy enough to recreate despite the overall home style. It’s all about creating a cozy, charming vibe that’s inviting for cocooning. You don’t need to have a Scandi style interior. But you could definitely use some lit candles, throw blankets, sheepskin rugs to create stylish, charming reading or dining nooks that are cozy. Here are a few ideas of interiors with a hygge vibe.

Can you feel the hygge? A dining setup with lit candles, fire logs in a stack and an organic vibe. Image by DFS Furniture.

Image by DFS Furniture (via)

A bedroom with a old looking brick accent wall and concrete columns, wooden exposed ceiling beams and soft blue textiles that look so cozy. Very hygge. Image by DFS Furniture.

Image by DFS Furniture (via).

A reading nook with a hygge feel to it thanks to the floor lamp, the black side table, the black armchair, wooden sideboard and large throw pillows on the rug. Image by Cuckooland.

Image by Cuckooland (via).

A sitting room that spells out HYGGE - with a fireplace, a dark blue sofa, brick accent walls, burning candle lanterns on the coffee table, throw pillows and shaggy rugs. Image by DFS Furniture.

Image by DFS Furniture (via)

Hope you feel the hygge vibe… Let me know what you think!

Happy cocooning lovelies,


P.S. Header image by Jen P. on Unsplash.


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