CREATING COMFORT THROUGH INTERIOR DESIGN

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Just because the Christmas decor is put away and the festive mood of the holidays is over doesn’t mean we have to stop creating a snug and cozy home. It’s a good time to embrace winter Hygge! If you aren’t familiar with Hygge, it’s a Danish word for feeling content and cozy.

Here are seven ways to bring Hygge style comfort to your home, even during the dreariest winter month of the year!

 

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LAYERED LIGHTS

Even if you feel like you’re lacking in the cozy department, simply addressing your lighting will make a huge difference. Layers of lighting make every room feel more welcoming. In the daytime, natural light is ideal. But for evenings, it’s nice to add a cozy glow. A good rule of thumb is to try to have a least three light sources in every room. Use a mix of table lamps, floor lamps, task lamps, and overhead lighting. Consider using warmer light bulbs for the coziest ambiance.

 

 

COMFORTING MOMENTS

Your home will offer a sense of comfort when you incorporate some favorite photos of loved ones, treasured hand-me-downs, antiques or flea-market finds, eye-catching conversation starters, art that inspires you, special mementos, or simply things that make you smile.

 

 

AN INVITING AROMA

What aroma feels ‘cozy’ to you? Set the tone for your home by filling it up with winter scents that inspire you.

 

 

TOUCHABLE TEXTURES

The coziest homes contain a variety different textures that delight the eye. Incorporate different touch-worthy materials through pillows, drapery, throw blankets, rugs, lamps, and furniture. The fabric possibilities are endless: velvet, woven, knit, embroidered, grain sack, faux fur, tweed, etc. You can also consider creating contrast with varying materials like metal, wood, glass, rattan, mirrored, painted, and more.

 

 

A PLACE TO CURL UP

Make yourself a special cozy place to relax. A reading chair will be extra cozy with some good books nearby in a basket, a lamp, a footstool, a side table to set a cup of tea, and a soft blanket you can curl up in.

 

 

A BIT OF WARMTH

Every home can benefit from warmth. No matter what your color scheme, you can add warmth through natural tones like wood, leather, jute, warm metals, etc.

 

 

SOMETHING LIVING

A room comes to life when an organic element is incorporated into the decor. Every room can benefit from having at least one plant, bouquet of flowers, or even a sprig of greenery like eucalyptus to remind us that spring is on its way.

 

 

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm
Jackie Syvertsen | Category: Bainbridge Island Real Estate, Interior Decorating | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Small Business Saturday on Bainbridge Island

Winslow was vibrant and busy this Saturday for Small Business Saturday, with everyone excited about the tree lighting ceremony and getting started on their holiday shopping.

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Local shops were busy getting decorated and preparing for large crowds of shoppers to start the Buy Local Season of Giving.​

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Petit and Olson are open in their new location.  The new space is large and the inventory is varied and really fantastic. 

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Happy Holidays from Jackie 98110

Happy Holidays from Jackie 98110

For the younger set, Calico Cat has also expanded their store and there are so many cute things to look at, you’ll feel like a kid all over again!

Happy Holidays from Jackie 98110

Happy Holidays from Jackie 98110

Staying beautiful and finding great gifts alike is easy at Firefly Salon. No one wants frizzy hair or roots with so many fun events going on this season!

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Happy Holidays from Jackie 98110

Bainbridge Tech Solutions partnered up with another local tech company, SMB Nation and offered free tech advice all day, along with free gourmet popcorn and Storyville Coffee.

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And speaking of coffee, Bainbridge Bakers was open with their newly expanded space offering a warm space, good coffee and free wifi.

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Other Bainbridge Island Holiday Festivities this month include:

December 5th, 1st Friday ArtWalk on Winslow Way
December 5th and 6th, Amabile Choir Holiday Concerts at Saint Barnabus Episcopal Church
December 5th and 6th, The Bethlehem Experience at the intersection of Sunrise Drive and Valley Road (across from Bay Hay & Feed
December 9th, Wearable Art Show at The Island Gallery
December 5th thru December 21st, SPAMALOT! At Bainbridge Performing Arts
December 13th, Heydey Farm Holiday Baking Class
December 13th thru January 5th, Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve
December 19th, Heydey Farms Guided Farm Tour
December 31st, New Years Eve Dance Party at the Treehouse Café

 

 

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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