Wellness Trend: Hygge Lifestyle

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New year, new you, right? Learn how the Hygge Lifestyle can make you a better person in 2019. 

Hygge is a Danish term that means “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people”. This can vary from person to person, and it is associated with the contentment that comes from living well, finding balance, showing gratitude and spending quality time at home with loved ones. This concept has swept across the UK from Denmark and is making its way to the US. I think we can all use more hygge in our lives! Here are some tips to embrace your inner hygge:

If you don’t already have one, create a cozy space in your home to read, drink a cup of tea, and spend time with friends and family. Hygge is all about comfort, and having a space like this is a great step to embrace this.

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Bake a cake like this Nordic one or cook a comforting meal to share with friends or family. Many of our busy schedules don’t allow time to cook something wholesome and delicious, so taking the time to do so is almost therapeutic, plus your home will smell amazing!

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Tip: the Danish go phone-free for shared meals and time together, challenge your friends and family to this next time you gather!

Hygge your home with more blankets, comfortable materials, candles, plants, and anything else that makes you feel happy and good! Soft and natural light is valued in Danish culture, so open your curtains and use all of your favorite candles.

10 Ways to Infuse Your Home with Hygge Vibes | TheNest.com

Autumn Interior Decor tips for Fall decor, interior decor ideas to steal! :) Cozy autumn blankets

Hygge decor: Soft natural light through blinds can make a room feel ultra cosy and makes the most of the daylight hours we do enjoy during the winter. These pleated blinds will create a soft infused and dappled hygge lighting effect. (Pleated blinds by Style Studio). Find more ideas at housebeautiful.co.uk

Create something, spend time outside, watch your favorite movies and find happiness and balance in your hygge!

In the name of print, pattern, & hygge,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Trending: Macramé

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Macramé is trending and it is the dominating accessory in interiors. Macramé is an elaborate weaving usually made of yarn or cord used to decorate walls, plant-hanger accessories 🌿🌱 and more. You can find macramé anywhere and we have some that we love below!

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Do you have any macramé items? Show us @Designworksinternational

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Neo-Mint is Minty Fresh

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Neo Mint will be the color of 2020. Neo Mint is a soft shade of mint green that will make its debut in both interiors and fashion. This fresh shade is reminiscent of innovative futuristic trends. Nature inspires this shade with its naturalistic tones but incorporates a modern feel.

Neo Mint will be everywhere, and here are some examples of this 🅵🆁🅴🆂🅷 shade:

 

Will you be rocking this trend?

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Trend Spotting at ICFF: Fresh Ideas

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Last week our trend scouting team attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (or ICFF, since that is quite a mouthful) here in the city and we spotted some great color, beautiful materials, and unique ideas for everything from furniture and lighting to outdoor sets and floor coverings. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite trends this week in a series of posts and we want to kick off with a recap of our favorite fresh ideas.

ICFF Trends.003.jpeg Rounded ends, overstuffed shapes, and soft curves are making their mark on everything from sofas and ottomans to bookshelves and mirrors. Unexpected and organically shaped, these pieces make a sculptural statement while also looking oh-so-comfy.

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Reminiscent of building blocks or totems, stacked effects are showing up on furniture and accessories. We love this technique for an opportunity to add dimension or showcase mixed materials.

ICFF Trends.002.jpegA new company we met for the first time is Coquo, who specializes in freestanding, modular kitchen pieces that can accommodate appliances and be unified by whatever countertop you please. Check out the incredible space they created in a New York apartment below. We’ll take one in each finish, please!

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ICFF Trends.001.jpegOne last favorite for now, since summertime is upon us, is this great freestanding outdoor kitchen unit in a concrete-look finish. That planter on the end (and those baguettes) had us dreaming of fresh ingredients, icy drinks, and a summer cookout.

Stay tuned for our post on color later this week.

 

Pets > People

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If you do a quick google search on millennials and pets, you will get results like this…

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Honestly, it is not that surprising. The $69 billion pet industry has already grown three times larger than its size in 1996, and Millennials are fueling the increase. Pets are being deemed the “starter children” for millennials because of cost, freedom, and fuzzy cuteness factors. This “pets > people” mentality is directly affecting pet product.

 

 

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Pet owners want customization options and fun print & pattern on everything from collars to dog & cat beds. Here are some of our fav inspiration photos and AWESOME Pet Products.

 

 

 

Hope this inspires you for your own furry friend!

In the name of print, pattern, & pets,

DW

You Got This! | Freebie March 2018 Tech Wallpaper

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Can you believe it is already March?! We can’t. March is the month to GET. IT. DONE. The new year has totally kicked in and it isn’t dark right at 5pm anymore, thank goodness.  No excuses, you got this!

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Download one, download all.

Desktop Wallpaper

iPad Wallpaper

iPhone Wallpaper 

NEW* Apple Watch Wallpaper

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Mod Moments in Palm Springs CA.

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Modernism Week-It’s a thing in sunny Palm Springs California and we were so happy to be a part of this iconic Mid-Century celebration!

Architects in the likes of Albert Frey, Michael Black, E. Stewart Williams, Walter White, Craig Ellwood, Richard Neutra and James McNaughton are just a few of the mid-century greats that helped turn Palm Springs into the Mid-Century destination it is today!

So much fun visiting Maison a l’Orange, Moroccan House, Hidden Frey and West Elm Pool House to see varying styles of architecture as well as interior design. Safe to say that orange, hot pink and turquoise are the “go to” colors of Palm Springs.‬

NY, Now

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27748015_10159895300610585_938172586410167844_o.jpgLast week we attended NY Now at the Javitz Center right here in our own NYC neighborhood to see all things print, pattern, and color. And we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from the trends we spotted – check them out below.

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