Hygge is a concept every Danish person
I moved to London to study fashion in my twenties, and I was very surprised to see how people decorated their homes in the UK at that time. For me, light sources are vital for comfy settings, and that didn’t seem to be of importance to a lot of people. Most homes had fluorescent lamps in both kitchens and living rooms, - which to me is the ultimate hygge-killer!
has grown up with, its part of our childhood and we pass it on to our kids. It is very important to me, it’s what we do and how we know to relax together – making a setting that’s comforting and homely for ourselves. I grew up in a very picturesque and homely place in Århus, the second biggest city in Denmark. My parents, my sister and I took over my grandparents 200 year old manor house, with a beautiful fireplace and 3 dogs, so the setting was perfect for complete and utter hygge.
After living abroad in both the UK and Spain, I was very excited when I had to decorate my own flat in Copenhagen, making it equally hyggelig - and with a raw and edgy feel. I wanted it to be Scandinavian with an international touch, combining all the beautiful elements from my travels.
My mum was always been very good at creating hygge around us with tea, biscuits and Ribena in the evening.We loved it and it became a vital part of my childhood. 24