First I must elaborate on the term Hygge, what it is and from where it came. Hygge, according to Wikipedia is a Danish and Norweigan word meaning a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). More importantly, it was a contender in 2016 for word-of-the year (I am a little late!), and #hygge has 2,197,318 posts on Instagram. So let's get a little hygge into all our lives!
Hygge (internal happiness) begins in the home, and Scandinavian design has evolved since its inception in the 1950's. While form and function are the key principles, so are simplicity and modernism. The uber famous design store in Copenhagen HAY HOUSE and its website takes this one step further by bringing the feeling of hygge to their designs. Started by husband and wife team Mette and Rolf Hay (who met while working at Gubi (my favorite)), they understand what hygge means regarding the house. Perhaps, it is a comfy blanket, hot tea, a bottle of wine, a scented candle, a roaring fire ... who knows, what gives you a warm and comfy feeling?