How to Incorporate Hygge into a Small Condo

“Hygge is taking the time to slow down, enjoy simple things & feel cozy everyday”


I already know what you’re thinking… what is hygge & why do I need to incorporate it into my condo? I know this because I thought the exact same thing when Wayfair Canada approached me to collaborate & encourage readers to embrace the hygge lifestyle & bring it into their homes! Well, one quick Google search & two cups of coffee later & it turns out, I’m unknowingly already ALL about that hygge life – which FYI is actually pronounced “hoo-ga”; yep –  I’m seriously just as puzzled about the phonetics as I’m assuming all of you are. SO…. what does it all mean? Simply put it’s the state of feeling “cozy” or “comfortable” & it’s NOT just limited to one’s home, it’s actually a Dutch concept & it’s applicable to your entire lifestyle. HOWEVER, for the purposes of this post, we’re focusing on how you can bring certain elements or pieces into your condo in order to help promote feelings of comfort & coziness… AKA – HYGGE!! (more…)

Tips for Decorating a Small Condo for Thanksgiving

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage”

Erma Bombeck

There are many warranted concerns people have when transitioning into condo life; small living space, loud neighbors, high utility fees, & minimal storage are all GREAT examples of such completely warranted concerns. Being filled with sheer & utter dread that you won’t be able to decorate said “small living space” for the holidays? Yeah… not SO warranted! However this concern was legitimately at the very tip top of my list when Andrei & I signed the lease for our 600sq. foot condo in Toronto. I am obsessed with any & all holidays (although Halloween undoubtedly comes in at number one) & the mere thought that a perfectly carved Jack-O-Lantern or a neutral, rustic Christmas tree would not be within the realm of possibilities was just way too much disappointment to bear. No… this little scenario was simply NOT an option. I therefore made it my MISSION to find pieces that work in small spaces, yet still TOTALLY accomplished that nostalgic, holiday vibe I was so, so SO, craving! First up on the holiday list? Thanksgiving! Enjoy! (more…)