Hello, I am Annie and this is my Hygge & Cwtch blog created in Wales and inspired by the Danish hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) way of life. I believe a lot of goodness flows from choosing to live in the moment and take things simple and slow. We all need a bit of time and space to relax, take comfort and enjoy the good things in life with good people. I believe connecting with nature's beauty and nurturing power and indulging in moments of everyday joy is a true tonic.
Over the past year or so, we’ve been slowly but steadily building a little community of people who have an interest in interior and garden design. We’ve welcomed new blog readers, email subscribers and Instagram friends into our world of design, nature, connection and appreciating the beauty in and around our homes. So, we thought […]
We can’t think of a better way to kick off the year than with a new project reveal! We’re really happy to be sharing with you the first completed stage one of our 2023 projects, Marshfield House. Our client, in the beautiful town of Marshfield, Cardiff, took on Hygge & Cwtch Design Studio to help […]
There’s nothing quite like the final two months of the year. Wrapping up against the cold air. Wet welly walks. Christmas shopping. Festive celebrations. School plays. Muddy football matches. An abundance of reasons to go out and connect with people and with nature. But with that, comes an unrivalled yearning for a warm, cosy sanctuary. […]
It’s been almost six years since we launched the Hygge & Cwtch brand. In that time, we’ve worked on numerous interior design jobs, from small space planning to full house turnkey projects. Each of these projects have helped us to develop and hone a signature interior style. Not something that we intentionally set out to […]
The Danish philosophy of ‘hygge’ is integral to our brand. Hygge and Cwtch – a Welsh term for ‘cuddle’ – really sums up the feeling that we strive to achieve for all of our Interior Design clients. A simple sense of calming, cosiness and contentment. A feeling that we want our blog readers to achieve […]
Kim Otterburn is the Founder of Welsh Otter, a sustainable textile business based in West Wales (www.welshotter.co.uk). I recently sourced some gorgeous cushions from Welsh Otter for an interiors project and was keen to learn more about her work and what drives her. Kim welcomed me into her beautiful home near Llandeilo, set amongst the rolling […]
A perfect way to dramatically change your interior is to paint an accent wall. You know that feeling when you start to get a bit of an itch to change things up in one of your rooms? For me, it starts to build slowly, maybe because I have been working on a project using a […]
I fell in love with hygge in 2007 when I first visited Copenhagen with my husband on our honeymoon. Here we are on the eve of 2021 and I believe that it is more relevant than ever in our ever-changing, chaotic world. It is really quite simple and anyone can tune into the hygge way […]
A few of our favourite hygge and cwtch blog posts.