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.
People. Passion. Philanthropy. The dynamic professionals you are about to meet have dedicated their lives to giving back and changing lives. May their stories inspire you to make your own positive influence on the world.
Real estate consistently increases in value over time and traditionally outperforms other investments, but buying the right home or rental property is key. At the heart of International Realtors Group is a dedicated team of knowledgeable and experienced real estate professionals who understand the unique needs and preferences of a diverse international clientele. The work ethic and values of Founder Giovanna Guzman and Managing Partner Cengiz Bayirli are at the core of everything they do.