I’m really not surprised that everyone is jumping on board the current hygge craze, embodying as it does cosy happiness blended with Scandi cool. I went into one of my favourite Scandi design shops, Skandium, the other day and as usual swooned over everything they had in stock. The plethora of pretty cushions, throws and candles inspired me to put together my Top Ten list of Hygge Essentials.
1/ I am such a big fan Signe Johansen and pre-ordered this latest book of hers months ago. It’s being released tomorrow, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
2/ I’m increasingly drawn to metallics, which I think are especially lovely for autumn and winter, and the glimmering gold of this candle holder is so pretty.
3/ Whenever I get home after work, the first thing I rush to do is to change into something warm and comfy (if it’s been a particularly bad day, then I head straight for my pjs). This Marc Jacobs jumper is the ultimate blend of cosy, yet sophisticated.
4/ I love snoods, indoors and out, and I’d love to wear this one to ward off chills as I work in my office at home, or when I get inspired by the Scandi-style deep appreciation for nature and go for a brisk walk on Hampstead Heath.
6/ Lighting candles, making a warming drink and writing in my gratitude journal are parts of my evening routine that help me to unwind the most and are all very hygge.
7/ Apparently this highly appropriately named scent diffuser has echoes of brewed tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint. Want!
8/ Some of my throws are starting to look a little careworn, and I’ve got my eye on this Scandi-designed blanket.
10/ Catherine Tough is the queen of adorable knitwear, and these lambswool socks are as sweet as they are cosy.
Are you embracing the art of hygge this autumn too? What are your favourites from the list?