How to Have a Hygge Home

A new book from the cofounders of Hygge & West shows you how to make your home cozy.
Amy Lagos (left) and Christiana Coop, cofounders of Hygge & West (Chronicle Books)

Bring home some hygge with the just released Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life (Chronicle Books) by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos. The new book by the cofounders of Hygge & West, the design company that collaborates with designers, artists, and illustrators to create unique collections of wallpapers, fabrics, and home goods, takes you on a tour of 20 homes, including Lagos’s Wisconsin lake home.

Master bedroom in Lagos’s Wisconsin lake home (Chronicle Books)

Other homes belong to a variety of tastemakers: interior designers, architects, actresses, and illustrators. The common theme—besides creative uses of Hygge & West’s charming wallpapers and home goods—is coziness, companionship, and comfort. In other words, hygge, the Danish term that embraces bonhomie, enjoyment, conviviality, and contentment. Coop, who lives in San Francisco, and Lagos, who lives in Minneapolis, feature homes that range from an intimate apartment in San Francisco to a log cabin in Wyoming to a family home in Minneapolis to a colorful oasis in Brooklyn.

Lagos’s guest room (Chronicle Books)

The book includes page after page of aspirational interiors, engaging interviews with homeowners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space. Coop and Lagos not only explore what makes a house a truly personal space, they offer readers the tools and inspiration to make their own homes into hygge havens.

Family hygge at the lake (Chronicle Books)

 

 

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