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LIKE A WARM AND COZY HUG

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What is That Scandinavian Feeling? To me its like a warm and cozy hug, one that just makes you smile and feel happy. It makes your grey days feel better, your coffee taste even nicer and puts a smile on your face. If you have been following along on Instagram you might have seen my monthly #thatscandinavianfeeling post, as well as all the lovely images shared by people using the hashtag. It makes me so happy when I scroll though the feed and see all the beautiful moments, and I love getting to know everyone more through this little hygge community we are creating.

I have selected 4 of the images to share with you here on the blog, as well as a little quote from each about what That Scandinavian Feeling means to them. Its getting harder and harder each month as more of you join in, I’m starting to think I might have to do this more often.. Well anyway, here is this months collection!

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1 // @mariethorsen
“It’s about the small things in life. About that warm blanket on your sofa or the first cup of coffee when you wake up on a cold day. It’s about the morning sun when it hits the green plant in the corner of your living-room.”

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2 // @naomile
“I find a rich cocktail of simplicity, minimalism and clever functionality in That Scandinavian Feeling. Its a genuine love for the natural, for durability and clear lines.”

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3 // @luxeandthelady
“To me, That Scandinavian Feeling is about enjoying the little luxuries in life – lighting a beautifully scented candle, curling up under a blanket or near the fireplace to read, being surrounded by nature on a hike, time spent in the garden, or even a lazy morning testing out some recipes in the kitchen and sitting down to a slower meal than usual. I think it involves a calm peacefulness that comes from living in the moment. It is natural, lovely, and fresh.”

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4 // @capsulewardrobe_
“To me, That Scandinavian Feeling is being home, surrounded by the people I love and by the few things that make me feel safe and calmed, like a hot cup of tea, a good book and a blanket. Oh and a candle burning. It’s everything I miss when I’m away. Every time I get back home after a couple of days abroad I instantly feel that ‘feeling’.”

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I hope you join in and share your images on Instagram too! Its a great way for us all to get together and spread some hygge. So, what is That Scandinavian Feeling to you? How do you create a cozy environment in your home or where do you go to feel peaceful and calm?

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END-OF-SUMMER HYGGE FEELING

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Another month has flown by, and we are closer and closer to autumn which to me is the perfect time for hygge. Its a time to snuggle up inside, and I already feel the urge to buy soft and cozy knitted jumpers to wrap myself up in.. I love seeing all your great moments popping up in the #thatscandinavianfeeling feed, this month there have been lot of lovely landscape views, natural elements from nature as well as lovely moments at home. The images perfectly portray a warm and welcoming end-of-summer feeling, that Nordic coziness that brings a smile to your face and brighten the day.

For me That Scandinavian Feeling is about the little things in life, those moments that just makes your day go from ok to great. My favourite times of the day is breakfast, and I always spend a bit of extra time preparing and creating a lovely atmosphere before I eat. That sets me off in a great mood for the rest of the day, and helps me stay focused. This month I’ve been focusing on adding little personal elements to my home to make it more cozy, little details like photos and decorative items reminding me of where I’m from and memories shared with loved ones. I enjoy creating my own little Scandinavian nest here in Italy, because when I’m in my flat it makes me feel like I am back home in Norway..

I have selected 4 of the images from Instagram to share with you, as well as a little quote from each about what That Scandinavian Feeling means to them. If you want to see more of their photos just click on the name to go to their profile;

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1 // @linneajv
“To me, the Scandinavian feeling is a certain airiness – open and bright with calm and soothing colours. It seems to derive from nature and seep through all of culture, evoking an urge to create a cozy, warm corner to snuggle up in.”

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2 // @mykindofhappy_
“The Scandinavian feeling for me is about simple everyday magic, small pleasures, colours and emotions that’s reflected in everything from everyday life, interior and nature.”

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3 // @m.frantzen
“My picture includes a board and wooden spoon as well as the lovely sheep rug, these are natural and organic products that to me represent that Scandinavian feeling.”

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4 // @pa.angsvagen
“When reached by the smell of wet leaves, soil, and the dew lies thick on the lawn.. Autumn has come, and you can curl up in a corner of the sofa with a cup of tea and light candles.”

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I do hope you join in and share your images on Instagram too! Its a great way for us all to get together and spread some hygge, especially now when colder days are coming.

So, what is That Scandinavian Feeling to you? How do you create a cozy environment in your home?

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SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER MOOD

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I have been overwhelmed by all the lovely images shared on Instagram since I started the hashtag #thatscandinavianfeeling, and love looking through the feed every day. The photos are all so cosy and positive which portrays the Nordic summer mood perfectly. It is a time of hope and happiness, and even though the weather’s not always the best, us Scandinavians always finds happiness in the little things. This month I have again selected 4 of the images to share and have also asked each of them to tell us what that Scandinavian feeling means to them.

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1 // @latazzinablu
“​My scandinavian feeling is to sip a cup of coffee while sitting on the veranda, breathing the freezy morning air.”

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2 // @karibecks
“​I’m very inspired by Scandinavian design and like simple style and clean lines. A modern Scandinavian style with elements of black, white and natural describe my style well, this image is an example of that.”

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3 // @thisishomebnb
​”If I think of Scandinavia, I always imagine a long and cold winter and a family staying inside around a fireplace in a warm and cozy atmosphere. The Scandinavian feeling I love and the look for my bed&breakfast is a mix of little details – such as a slice of banana bread and a cup of tea – that make you feel relaxed and welcomed. Beauty is in the little things of everyday life and Scandinavians knows that best.”

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4 // @ingvildmusikk
“​To me the Scandinavian feeling is about soft colours, clean lines and nature. I love to mix wood, plants and ceramics. By putting new and old design together I try to create a feeling of timelessness.”

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As this will be a monthly post, I do hope you join in and share your images on Instagram too! Its a great way for us all to get together and spread some hygge. So what is that Scandinavian feeling to you?

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SIMPLICITY AND WARMTH

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A month ago I started asking people on Instagram to join in and share images using my new hashtag #thatscandinavianfeeling, you can find the original post where I talk about this here. I have been so pleased to see beautiful images appearing in the feed as June went by. Its so nice to see how people add nordic elements to their life whether its with interior and styling, or simply the little things and cosy moments. I have selected 4 of the images to share and have also asked each of these lovely people to let me know just what that Scandinavian feeling means to them.

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1 // @nordic_dreams
“​The Scandinavian feeling to me means simplicity but warmth, neutral colours and influences from nature. It means functional design and practical but beautiful objects. I think that everything in a home should have a purpose and you should love it.”

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2 // @appuntidicasa
“​My scandinavian feeling is about staying close with my home and trying to create a relaxed and nice atmosphere to stay. The simplicity, with a hint of creativity and beauty, of Scandinavian interior design are key to a home that welcomes you and makes you feel good. And the brightness of the spaces and the selection of colors and materials, make everything very welcoming and valuable. Feelings that I can not do without!”

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3 // @krisje____
“To me the Scandinavian feeling is everything light and easy. I absolutely adore the simplicity in the design, the neutral colours and the austere style. It’s timeless and miminalistic and I just love it!”

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4 // @hemmamedtiina
“​Our Scandinavian feeling is ‘simple and natural’ and no doodle.”

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As this will be a monthly post, I do hope you join in and share your images on Instagram too! Its a great way for us all to get together and spread some hygge. So what is that Scandinavian feeling to you?

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LOOKING FOR THAT SCANDINAVIAN FEELING

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💚 Remember to join in and show what gives you that Scandinavian feeling. Just add the hashtag #‎thatscandinavianfeeling to your images on Instagram and lets spread hygge all around! I will be choosing a selection in the end of each month to share here on my blog and on Instagram.

Check out my last post for more or click the hashtag above to see what has already been shared! Some really lovely entries so far so keep them coming.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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FINDING THAT SCANDINAVIAN FEELING

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What is that Scandinavian feeling? To me it is a lot of things but at the same time hard to explain and I guess that’s why it is so fascinating and deep in my heart. I have now lived away from Scandinavia for over 7 years, but for some reason the feeling is stronger than ever. It is not about location or origin but simply a mix of cosiness & calm. It is a warm atmosphere that invites you in and makes you feel welcome, but at the same time a cool freshness that hits you like a winter breeze. It is wrapping yourself up in a nice comfy blanket with a hot drink and a cinnamon bun. It is simplicity and minimalism, focusing on the little things in life. It is wooden houses, reindeers, knitted jumpers, fjords & mountains..

So what does that Scandinavian feeling mean to you? Whether you are from Scandinavia or just have a nordic state of mind I’d love to see what you think. To join in and share what gives you that Scandinavian feeling just add the hashtag #thatscandinavianfeeling to your images on Instagram and start browsing. Can’t wait to see!

I will be collecting some images I find each month which to me shows of that perfect Scandinavian feeling and sharing them here. Hopefully it can be a way to inspire each other and discover new accounts or brands and spread hygge all around! To start it off I though I would share a selection of my images to set the mood;

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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