MAKING THE MOST OF ‘HERE AND NOW’

scandinavian feeling moments hygge cozy february

After a slow January, February just seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye… It was a cold time and many of us experienced snow. Here in Milano we have had quite a bit of snow lately which is something I have not seen since I moved here. It was a nice feeling, and my puppy was ecstatic playing in it and running around. I did however not have my winter boots here (who knew I would need them outside of Scandinavia) so when the snow finally faded away I was just as happy to get rid of it and see the sun again.

In life, it is so important to appreciate the moment. Instead of always thinking that we want things to change or look forward to future events, we must make sure we are present and live in the now. When the snow was here for a brief moment it was nice to see so many people enjoying it by either staying home getting cozy or going outside in the beautiful winter wonderland that appeared. I know that the snow also brought quite a few challenges, but by focusing on the positive and enjoying it before it disappeared those difficulties seemed less like obstacles.

If you are new here I would like to say hi! Every month I feature some of my favorite moments shared in the #thatscandinavianfeeling feed by you. These monthly little catch-ups are a great way to get to know each other, it is so nice to see the images you share on the hashtag and learn more about who is behind the accounts. Before I share this months selection I wanted to let you know that I was recently interviewed by Utility Design:

“As part of our Utility Follows series we met Ingrid, the voice and driving force behind interiors & lifestyle blog That Scandinavian Feeling. Although Ingrid has completed a Masters Degree (Graphic Design) in Leeds, lived in London and currently resides in Milan, it is her Norwegian roots that seem to be the dominant inspiration behind her interior style. We were keen to catch up and see how she got into blogging and whether her Scandi inspired interior style extended to other parts of her life.”

It was such an honor to be a part of this great series! Read the full interview here.

Now, back to this month’s selection of images shared in the feed. Discover below, and make sure you click through to see more of their beautiful Instagram feeds too.

1 // @katiedeanmiller
“That Scandinavian feeling is intentional living; enjoying small daily things like fika with a friend or loved one, natural sunlight pouring in through the windows, playing outside in the fresh snow. When the weather is dreary, that Scandinavian feeling is an excuse to stay inside wrapped up in a blanket, lighting candles, and drinking wine.”

scandinavian feeling snow walk

2 // @kiikkutuolikaupungissa
“To us that Scandinavian feeling means simplicity, hygge, peacefulness and relaxed atmosphere. It’s something earthy and authentic and feels warm and cozy.”

scandinavian feeling cozy candle reading

3 // @laurprov
“Hygge is a tricky word to define. It is a feeling, an experience, a sensation. It means creating a warm atmosphere. It’s enjoying the good things in life with good people. I take pleasure in the presence of gentle, soothing things.”

scandinavian feeling flowers white

4 // @andie.winter
“To me, that Scandinavian feeling means being mindful of our surroundings and moments around us. It means making the most of the ‘here and now’ and enjoying every minute of it by making our spaces homely, treating ourselves to little joys like a nice cup of coffee, lighting a candle or by just, well, being. That is enough. We feel like we always have to do something or think something or be on the go but we don’t. We just need to ‘be’.”

scandinavian feeling cozy tea flatlay

If you haven’t already, I hope you join in and share your moments too! I would love to see what that Scandinavian feeling means to you and how you are creating a cozy environment at home. How do you find a Scandinavian feeling wherever you are?

Want to see all the featured images we have had so far? Head over to the #thatscandinavianfeeling gallery page and have a browse by clicking on the hashtag below:

that scandinavian feeling

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

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4 Comments

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    Viktoria

    March 11, 2018

    Great #thatscandinavianfeeling selection as always! And congrats on the interview, I read and loved it! xx
    Viktoria
    http://www.thelifestyle-files.com

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      Ingrid Opstad

      March 19, 2018

      Thank you so much Viktoria! I am so glad you like the selection and the interview. xx

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    Shaun

    March 13, 2018

    Great post Ingrid, and thanks once again for being part of the Utility Follows series. :)

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      Ingrid Opstad

      March 19, 2018

      Thank you Shaun, it was such an honor to be a part of the great series and I can’t wait to read the other features!

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