Hygge Quotes & Lovely September Stories!

Pffft. It wasn’t the easiest day. I’m typing this with three bandaged fingers. That won’t stop me from encouraging you…and me. Because not only can we do hard things, we can go beyond ourselves in spite of our selves! Hahahaha. I don’t mean “go beyond” in terms of achievement or actions. Sometimes…fine…often times we need to defiantly and vulnerably do the opposite. Simply be a blob and breathe. Linger in bedhead and pajamas. Step away from all screens. I hope you’ll appreciate Hygge Quotes & Lovely September Stories you may have missed. Take ’em for a spin, and PIN for the win (y’all know that brings me a grin).

Eleanor Cummings designed bedroom in the MILIEU Showhouse 2020 with unforgettable painted floors by Segreto.
Design: Eleanor Cummings; Floor: Segreto

Hygge Quotes & Lovely September Stories!

(Above) design lessons were learned in this story spotlighting the Milieu Showhouse from 2020. Will we ever get over that geometric painted floor by Segreto? Were it my bed, I would struggle to leave it on a rainy day with a pile of books inside those curtains!

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

I think Americans actually understand a lot about hygge, but we tend to reserve it for Christmas-time. Yes? French country Christmas ideas were flowing in this post from September.

Spectacular white home decorated with elegant exterior Christmas decorations by Boxwoods Atlanta for the Home for the Holidays Showhouse 2016.
Boxwoods Atlanta

Creating Hygge Environments

Speaking of hygge, can a white living room feel cozy? We discussed it HERE.

White on white French Nordic style living room with Mora clock and pale accessories - Villa Jenal.
Villa Jenal

Are nubby textiles hygge-ish for you?

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Watching the day disappear! What if we truly awakened to the wealth of day transforming into night and savored sunsets without being on vacation? Our Nordic friends are such experts at hygge. Citrus garland and Scandi holiday decorating inspiration were shared HERE.

Citrus garland on a fireplace for a rustic farmhouse Christmas look from House of Jade Interiors. #citrusgarland #christmasdecor #swedishchristmas #handmadechristmas
House of Jade Interiors

Do you have a gallery wall at home? See pretty examples HERE and score ideas for inexpensive art while you’re at it.

Gallery wall above beadboard with a mix of original art and prints in neutral tones - @forthehome. #gallerywall
@forthehome

What a lovely composition that is ready to print and frame for a super low price!

Set of 5 vintage European paintings gallery art set from MapleandOakVintage on Etsy. #gallerywallart #vintageeuropean #vintageprints
Set of 5 Vintage European Paintings, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy

Can hygge be as simple as a kitchen pantry? Hmmmm…

What is the American Equivalent of HYGGE?

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Isn’t that an interesting observation about hygge? Firelight seems to play a key role for practitioners of hygge. Two lil’ firepits were shared that I own in this fall post with Mary Oliver quotes.

Ready for a simple opportunity to practice hygge this very moment? Awesome. Read “Song for Autumn” aloud (bonus points if there’s a pet within earshot who can soak up the hygge too!). Try to keep reading even if you get choked up about the trees welcoming the birds.

Poem by Mary Oliver about autumn. Song of Autumn.

A Memorable Quiet Hygge Moment in Paris

For 10 years now, every fall, I find an excuse to post photos of a pocket of magic my husband and I found while in Paris. When we stumbled upon this Parisian boutique hotel in the Marais, it was a quiet October afternoon stretching wide and wondrous.

Pavillon de la Reine is a boutique hotel in Paris located in Place des Vosges in the Marais.

The jasmine climbing this historic mansion took my breath away, and I’ll never forget it. See inside it right here.

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
Hygge quotes as well as posts from September you may have missed.

Why is it so much easier to attune with all things hygge when there’s a chill in the air? When the flipflops get packed away and the leaves demand our attention? All things cozy cocoon and over-50 were explored in THIS DITTY.

Jenni Kayne cashmere cocoon cardigan
Cashmere Cardigan, Jenni Kayne

Flameless candles are great and safe and practical. Remote controls for ’em are swell too. But the real thing? Hard to beat! I hope the Oak Essentials balm is in stock again–it is crazy popular for good reason. I want to eat it when I apply it (to essentially become a glazed donut) before bed!

Something remarkable happens both inside and out when we sit before an open fire.

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

In my late-fifties, I’m all for anything that softens my gaze and your gaze! This story with fireplace inspiration will feed your cozy fantasies, kittens!

Serene luxurious minimal bath with antique fireplace and design by Eyeswoon.
@eyeswoon

Modern French style is not always the coziest in daylight since it can be more fussy than Scandi interiors. But in the evening? With lights on a dimmer? Tour a modern French home I saw on the market in THIS.

Breathtaking white kitchen with farm sink and large island with brass hardware in modern French home. #interiordesign #kitchendesign #modernfrench #whitekitchen

Remember when brass finishes were despised, and everyone routinely swapped fixtures for silvery ones? I wonder if something subtle happens where we collectively crave more warmth? Do you suppose the dynamic is a hygge thing?

Hygge & The Pleasure of Simply Being

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

The pleasure of simply being. I’ll need to meditate on the thought for a bit. I honestly don’t think such pleasure occurs to me in any sort of a natural way. My culture has programmed me to consume and perform to collect pleasure. That’s why self-kindness can feel unnatural. Forming new neural pathways can be awkward. If you have children, maybe you recall encouraging them to try new things despite fear, despite inexperience. Sometimes we have to re-parent ourselves.

(See a few French country and classic lighting ideas inspired by a showhouse designed by Brittany Jones in this story.)

Antiqued barn doors to luxurious bath in a French country new build in Texas - Brit Jones.
Design: Brittany Jones

Psst. I am loving the gilded iron Dalarna mini lanterns I bought for the kitchen (see it on the board below). If you are wondering why so many interior designers turn to these high end lighting options, all I can say is, you get what you pay for!

I hope entertaining these ideas shined a little light into your corner of the universe, friend. Believe it or not, there are more September stories RIGHT HERE.

How Will You Embrace Your Own Flavor of HYGGE?

I’m so grateful for the Scandinavian traditions I grew up with. For the small things that were not small at all. Studding oranges with cloves. Standing near the stove where my Swedish gram turned Swedish pancakes in a cast iron skillet. The buttery aroma in the air. Her prayers in Swedish. Sitting at her graceful Duncan Phyfe table set with blue willoware for pancakes served steaming.

Hygge quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Do you need a little more HYGGE, a little less heartache? Me too. It looks like rain in the forecast. I’m just gonna whip up some pancakes for us and light a few candles. Pull on your wellies and head over.

My sweet grand kitty asleep in white sheets - Hello Lovely Studio. #sleepingcats
Hello Lovely Studio

The air smells like butter here.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Suzi Wollman
    October 6, 2022 / 9:12 am

    I love reading your articles on my desktop computer. But I HATE reading it on my phone! So many adds cover your content and break up the pictures from related copy. I can’t follow and often when I try to eliminate the ads by clicking crosses, it actually opens the ad instead. It is a frustrating experience.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 6, 2022 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks for giving it a try on mobile – I value your feedback and am frustrated the user experience is so poor.

  2. Suzanne
    October 6, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    Does that cat know how to relax. or what. I hope your fingers heal soon. I have done that to myself many times. Such a weird experience, cutting your own fingers. Feel better , soon!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 6, 2022 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you, friend. It’s healing nicely and has slowed me down this week. That is not such a bad thing, right?

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