Hygge – An antidote to lockdown

December 7, 2020 | Blog by: Juliette Barrell, Creative Director Derwent House

Cosy or cosiness is the closest English word to the concept of Hygge. A Danish term which expresses the idea of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote a sense of wellbeing. As we hunker down for the slower season of winter we look at simple ways to promote a sense of cosiness, comfort and wellbeing in our homes.

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TEXTURED LAYERING

Creating warmth and texture can easily be achieved with cushions and throws, the fashion equivalent of layering for interiors. Take inspiration from the hand-block printed designs of Albert Harvey, the embroidered prints of Abigail Bury, or the beautifully handwoven weaves of Hana Broughs, Gaby Devitt and Rhian Wyman.  Play with a contrast of scale, pattern and texture whilst linking the theme with a chosen colour palette.

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INDULGE THE SENSES

Indulge key moments and daily rituals by taking time over them. Nestle down in your favourite armchair and warm cold hands wrapped around the tactile feel of a handcrafted ceramic mug from Emma Lacey.  New in we have a range of Emma’s mugs and jugs in a soft colour palette of chalky pink, white, slate and stone.  Each piece embodies the skill of the maker with the contrast between the glazed and unglazed surfaces of the mug. A joy to feel and hold.

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ART THERAPY

Choosing artwork and what it means to you is a powerful way to connect with our emotions, places and people. Adding a piece of artwork is also part of the gradual process of turning a house into your home. We are proud to show and support the work of talented local artists at Derwent House. Take a look at the latest pieces we have selected by artist Anuk Naumann, Laura Middleton and Zoe Crisp.

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GET CREATIVE WITH HEIRLOOM PIECES

We all have strong emotional connections with a treasured hand-me-down. Take the plunge and renovate or reupholster to give a new look and a permanent place in your home to a piece that creates a sense of connection and continuity.

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