Difficult to define and punishing to pronounce, Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) is the Scandinavian sensation spreading a warm and fuzzy feeling across the globe. A Danish word that roughly translates to cozy, convivial or intimate, Hygge is a holistic philosophy that affects all strata of one’s life, including interior design. Unlike it’s more structured Chinese cousin, Feng Shui, Hygge has very few specific rules. Warm wood is often prized over cold tile and illumination should be indirect and accented. Candles are the favored lighting system, but dotting small lamps around living spaces similarly inspires an intimate feeling much prized by the Danes. Knick-knacks, neutral colors and textured, layered fabrics all nod to Hyggeites. Let’s face it: It’s been a grueling year. So let’s take a note from some of the happiest countries on Earth and let a little Hygge in our lives.
The synergy that exists between Cengiz Bayirli & Giovanna Guzman is undeniable. Both natural leaders, excellent salespeople and highly driven, they are the driving force behind International Realtors Group and Property Invest USA’s ongoing success.
As much of the country was on strict safer-at-home orders, Miamians got creative with how to pass the time and make the best of a challenging situation. From balcony parties to caravan parades, social distancing took center stage as we were inspired to live life to the fullest during COVID.