Creating a Cozy Sanctuary: My Master Bedroom

This post is in partnership with World Market A master bedroom should be a retreat, a space that draws you in to rest and relax at the end of the day. Our room didn’t feel like a sanctuary at all when we first moved in, but it sure does now! Today I’ll share a few […]

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How to Have a Happier Winter Home: Hygge-Style

Anne Chessin Designs When it’s chilly outside, there’s no cozier place than inside. Am I right? Yes, I miss the sunshine as much as anyone. But I don’t seem to mind the weather as long as I can stay home. :). You may have already made this observation about me, but I’m always quite into […]

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Botanical Garden in Hannover, Germany

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botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

Traveling nurtures the soul. Equally I believe that plants nurture the soul. So why not combining both passions? That’s what I had in mind when I traveled to the Domotex fair in Hannover, Germany, last weekend. I will tell you more about the Domotex fair soon. But first things first. You know me. Thanks to the fabulous organization by the fair and above all Holly of Decor8, we got to discover Hannover a little bit. One of our stops was the local botanical garden at the Herrenhäuser Gärten. And yes, I was absolutely in my element right there and then. Happy Igor in an urban jungle!

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botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

The botanical garden in Hannover, Germany, is open year round. It is part of the beautiful Herrenhäuser Gärten area featuring vast outdoor gardens and parks. The botanical garden itself features both, an external gardens and several greenhouses. Due to the season (and a frosty wind), I focused on the greenhouses only this time. Unfortunately, one of the greenhouses with tropical plants was closed due to an upcoming butterfly exhibition. Still I enjoyed a few other greenhouses with huge cacti and succulents, lush orchids, and thriving plants from the Canary Islands.

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botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

Speaking of orchids: The botanical garden in Hannover features one of the largest orchid exhibition in all of Europe. When we talk about orchids, forget the common Phalaenopsis orchids that we see in every other supermarket. We talk about beautiful varieties with large and tiny flowers, hanging, growing in the midst of tropical palms, colorful, subtle. It was a real pleasure to have a closer look. No wonder this location is popular for wedding photo shoots (one was happening right then).

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botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

botanical garden, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhäuser Gärten, urban jungle bloggers, plants, plant tribe, Botanischer Garten

If you ever find yourself in Hannover, Germany, I warmly recommend a visit to the Herrenhäuser Gärten (it must be marvelous in summer) and to the botanical garden in particular. As a plant lover you will find excitement and serenity at the same time. I hope you enjoyed the little green tour!

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Photography by Igor Josifovic

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Masculine and Moody Rooms: Get the Look

Emma Collins Interiors Hello, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I sure did! My family and I spent some time on the ferry traveling across the water this weekend. We had the most glorious weather in Seattle…it almost felt like spring! While there are still two months left of winter here, it […]

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7 Essentials for the Coziest Winter Home

House Beautiful Just because the Christmas decor is put away and the festive mood of the holidays is over doesn’t mean we have to stop creating a snug and cozy home. It’s a good time to embrace winter Hygge! If you aren’t familiar with Hygge, it’s a Danish word for feeling content and cozy. Here are […]

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Garage Studio Space Inspiration & The Upcoming Year

House and Home – Garage Studio Inspiration One thing we liked about our house when we were house hunting in Seattle was that it offered us a lot of flexibility. Even though it is a fairly modest house (1500 square feet of main floor living space), when you add in the basement level, the attached […]

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Decorating with a Television In the Living Room

Muskoka Living If you saw my last Life Lately post, you may have noticed that over Christmas break we had our TV on a console table in front of our living room fireplace. I got a few questions about that, so this post is inspired by those questions. 🙂 In all of our homes, we […]

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Wake Up With Sunshine in my bedroom

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This morning I woke up and decided to share a glimpse into my not yet fully finished new bedroom. All that drive and vigor came from a very good night’s sleep and a fresh and easy-going start in the morning. And this happened despite the dark and gloomy season here. Waking up in wintertime is a real challenge – my alarm clock is set at 6:45 am and it is still night outside. Now our human body is just like any other living being – we need light to live. And to wake up. Several studies have shown the effect of light on sleeping and waking patterns. So I decided to change my pattern too and wake up with the sunrise. Even in dark winter times.

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bedroom, Wake Up Light, Philips, morning habits, waking up, new home, interior styling, giveaway

For today’s post I have teamed up with Philips. When they approached me and asked if I was game to test their new Wake Up Light I was hesitant at first. A Wake Up Light? I have an alarm clock. What the heck. And now here I am: A fervent believer in the benefits of a Wake Up Light! My mornings have changed in 2018! It was on January 2nd that I woke up for the first time with the Philips Wake-Up Light. At 6:45 am the sun was slowly rising in my bedroom. The warm light tickled my senses and I opened one eye, then the other. Slowly, as I was still rolling in bed, I heard chirping forest birds in the distance. But where was I waking up? In a jungle? In paradise? No, just in my bedroom. And while it was still night outside, my bedroom was glowing and filled with gentle bird sounds as if I was in a magical forest.

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I can not describe how much easier it was for me to get up. Seriously, I was not aware of the fact that the darkness outside made my winter mornings so hard. In general I am not an early riser, but with the sunrise simulation and the chirping birds coming from my Wake-Up Light everything seemed so much easier. After day one I have abandoned my old alarm clock. I mean who wants to be woken up by a buzzing alarm sound if you can opt for chirping forest birds. Or rolling ocean waves. Right?

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bedroom, Wake Up Light, Philips, morning habits, waking up, new home, interior styling, giveaway

bedroom, Wake Up Light, Philips, morning habits, waking up, new home, interior styling, giveaway

But if you thought that is it, let me tell you more: The Philips Somneo is actually a Sleep and Wake-Up Light. It has a sunset simulation too as well as a RelaxBreathe mode to help you fall asleep more easily. A variety of seven wake up sounds as well as three nature sounds can be chosen, but you can also opt for your favorite radio station or choose your own tune. Additionally, the Wake-Up Light functions as a bedside light or speaker. Now that is a multi-talent, isn’t it?

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For me this Wake-Up Light is a real game changer. It will definitely make my mornings brighter and easier throughout the darker season. But I don’t want to just talk and tell you things. Instead, you should test it and convince yourself. Together with Philips I am giving away one Somneo Wake-Up Light on Instagram. Hop over and join in – and your mornings will be bright, happy, and hey, you might hear a few chirping birds too! Happy mornings wherever you are!

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This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Philips. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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5 Ways to Organize Your Home for a Happy New Year

House and Home Hello, friends! As we are beginning a new year, many of us are ready to start working on personal goals or dreams. Those of us with “house-shaped hearts” know that our home plays a big role in how we feel and the life we live, too. I really do believe that being […]

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Book Review: The Maverick Soul

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The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

Hello friends! I hope you all had a very good and smooth transition into 2018! May the new year bring health, joy, and happiness to all of you! I want to kick off the new year here on Happy Interior Blog with a book review. It’s been a long time since my last book review so I figured I’ll share a recent find with you that resonates with me a lot – and I am pretty sure with many of you too: The Maverick Soul. Written by interior designer Miv Watts and beautifully captured by photographer Hugh Stewart, this books takes you on a visual voyage into the homes of 24 creative and bohemian people from around the world.

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The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

‘The Maverick Soul’ is not only a book about those maverick souls, it is also addressed to readers with a distinct maverick soul. Those who value passion over trend and who live their lives at its best – with all the ups and downs it brings, all the joy, sorrow, hope, the travels, the explorations. The book contains portraits of the lives and homes of eccentric, eclectic and free-spirited bohemians. And I like to think of myself as a maverick soul too.

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

Author and interior designer Miv Watts puts it in great words by saying that these homes can be cluttered and chaotic or cool and clean-lined, but they are never contrived – the emphasis being on passion over trend. They are the patchword of a life lived to the full in every aspect: with truth, curiosity and self-expression. Those home are packed with personality and quirk – and there is hardly anything I love more than such homes. They are like a book where you start reading and discovering the owner’s personality, step by step, bit by bit.

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

The Maverick Soul, book review, interior book, bohemian interiors, eclectic style

I invite you to discover the book for yourself for it is a wonderful collection of personalities, stories, homes, and inspiration. Reading the portraits and seeing the homes you will feel the urge to look around and see if your home tells your story too. Happy reading!

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Book photography by Igor Josifovic

 

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