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Allison Jaffe illuminates the holidays with a merry and modern Nordic design philosophy. By emily c. laskowski

“Are you familiar with hygge?” asks Allison Jaffe, the awardwinning Austin-based interior designer. We had heard the term before, mentioned by former Austin Woman cover woman Meredith Walker at our 14th anniversary celebration in September, but wanted to consult the experts. According to visitdenmark.com, hygge

(pronounced “hooga”), “translates roughly to ‘cosiness.’ ” Curious about how this Danish philosophy has influenced modern design sensibilities, Austin Woman asked Jaffe to replace customary Christmas trimmings with signature hygge style. As the holiday hullabaloo kicks off, try Jaffe’s tips for easy embellishment to warm up your own inviting spaces.

r Contempo Designs Diana sofa

r Black Sheet custom rug

r 2Modern James DeWulf periodic coffee table

r Side table from Home Goods

r Thayer Coggin Milo chairs

r Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams log table

r Sonno Mongolian fur stool

r Robert Allen Brushstroke pillow

r Table lamp from World Market

r Stockton Hicks Laffey pillow

r Floor lamp and chair pillow from Target

r “Summer Light” art over the sofa by Caroline Wright

r The Future Perfect Ovis hanging chair

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Photos by Reagen Taylor.

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