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.
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 […]
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 […]
To be your most calm and contented self at home, it helps to have a sense of order and harmony in your surroundings. There are a number of reasons why this is important, and a number of ways to achieve it. One method is called ‘the red thread’, and it is a concept well worth […]
I have the absolute pleasure to introduce you to Lynette Reed, an American artist based in a small town near Venice in Italy. This time, last year, deep into covid lockdowns, we both participated in Nicholas Wilton’s Creative Visionary Programme (CVP). I admired her bold, vibrant artwork and felt an immediate connection to it. I […]
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 […]
As I write we are on the eve of a full moon, when the moon is completely illuminated by the sun’s rays and the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon. Surely, there is nothing more glorious and beautiful as a full moon lighting up the night sky? It is totally captivating and […]