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.
Designing a sustainable home is central to our ethos here at Hygge and Cwtch. Our passion for creating ‘healthy’ homes – evoking the five senses and enabling a positive lifestyle – is driven by our love and connection to nature. The use of natural materials and our relationships with suppliers and crafters who are mindful […]
It’s the quiet time of year. After the festive madness and before the world starts waking up again for the first days of Spring. We tend to retreat to our homes to restore our energy for the year ahead, to allow ourselves to think and set some intentions for the long term. If there was […]
A look back at one of our interior design projects right here in Cardiff. Hygge & Cwtch Design Studio were appointed interior designers for this full ground floor renovation project. Project Name St Cadoc Road The Property A 4 bedroom, semi-detached residential home. Our clients had already worked with an architect to get planning approval […]
The start of a new year is a great time for resetting the mind and making moves to put ourselves on track for a positive start to the year. So for our first post of 2023, we’re going to share with you a couple of ways of doing this in the home along with our […]
The festive season is upon us and now more than ever we’re embracing the hygge way of life. Simple pleasures. Contentment and cosiness. Embracing whatever it is that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. It’s different for us all, but if you’re looking to be inspired then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our […]
The clocks have turned back and those dark nights are really drawing in. We love the cosy hygge vibes that the shorter days bring and embrace the lifestyle changes with each season. Of course, the flip side to shorter days is that we have much less daylight. Which makes it the perfect time to think […]
Here at Hygge & Cwtch Design Studio, we’re very much about enjoying the moment and living in the here and now. Embracing the seasons and aligning with nature to create a home connected to the world around us. So as we step into a new season, we think it’s a good time to share our […]
There’s one room in most homes which has the potential to enable and enhance self care. That is, of course, the bathroom. Typically a place of privacy, where we can reasonably expect peace, quiet and alone time, for however long it may last. Not a room to be overlooked as a purely functional space, take […]
Here at Hygge & Cwtch Design Studio, we’re all about feel-good interior design and this article looks at how you can tap into the five senses to design your home. Creating beautiful spaces which evoke the most positive feelings, contributing to a sense of calm and wellbeing. Key to achieving this is designing your home […]
In this month’s Inspired By… post, we’re talking about a design style and ethos which is particularly close to our hearts here at Hygge & Cwtch Design Studio. It’s the centuries-old Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi. What is it? Wabi Sabi is a concept centred around the acceptance of imperfection, seeing beauty in nature in […]
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