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Interior Designing With The Professionals II: Annie from Hygge and Cwtch

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

Following on from Interior Designing With The Professionals I, today I introduce you to Annie from Hygge and Cwtch, an Interior Design studio based in Cardiff. Hygge and Cwtch was created in Wales and inspired by the Danish hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) way of life. Annie's projects show her love not just for interiors but art too.

Follow Annie on Instagram @hyggeandcwtchstudio

Annie has shared with us her recent project: Totally refurbishing a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom large dormer bungalow, in a commanding position above the village of Heolgerrig, with distant views of the Brecon Beacons. The property had been left empty for several years and the interior was both dated and not suitable for a modern family home. Hygge & Cwtch designed and project managed the property renovation, which included remodeling the ground floor.

Annie created a large open plan kitchen family room, with bi-folding external doors and beautiful shaker kitchen. (I love an open plan kitchen family room and I adore the colour of these kitchen cabinets accented by the grey wall lights. The artwork brings the colour palette together and the plants bring the outside in - as talked about in my 'getting your house summer ready blog' - Erica)

The living room was extensively updated with the introduction of a cwtch area with wood burning stove and slit window framing views of Pen-y-Fan. (I really want a velvet sofa, they really add some warm and luxury to a room. How amazing is this corner cwtch space - such a great idea, grab a book from the shelves, light a fire and get yourself a cuppa or a glass of wine. I think I have mentally moved in here! - Erica)

The panelling defines the cwtch area. (Love this wooden bench as well as the eclectic decorative pieces and artwork which just all work together - Erica)

Hygge and Cwtch maximized the natural light into the bedroom by installing large windows on two elevations with plantation shutters, giving a clean and fresh feeling and great views towards Pen-y-fan. (As we know I love a plantation shutter, again the outside has been brought in with this delicate green, spring yellow and artwork of mountains - Erica)

The overall scheme is simple Scandi, minimal and pared back. Highlights are the engineered wood flooring giving a rustic warmth, existing furniture painted in white and a sofa re-upholstered, wood panelled accent wall acting as a statement behind the bed, and a soft, delicate green colour scheme with pops of yellow offering a beautiful. relaxing sanctuary.

The owner has a wonderful collection of art, ceramics and decorative objects , which are clustered on the furniture and add a real touch of personality to the bedroom. Natural twigs are used in ceramic vases to great effect to decorate the space, bringing nature inside. (The whole scheme is beautiful, I love that the client had such an eclectic collection that Annie could use to inject some personality. That is what creates a home when using such a simple design throughout the home - Erica).

All photos are by Diana Oliveira Photography

I just love what Annie has done to this property. You can clearly see the Scandi design influences of simplicity, minimalism and functionality and using a muted colour palette accented with bright fresh artwork and accessories. Annie was able to introduce her own personal touch as she painted the above picture!

This is inspiring me for summer! I also want to stay here!

Erica x

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