Founded on the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) which loosely translates to cozy, Hygge & West's wallpapers exude a distinct warmth and spirit.
Aimee Lagos and Christiana Coop have known each other since the fourth grade, when the two of them would while away the hours drawing outfits for their future clothing company. But as so often happens, those wistful little girls grew up, and that dream of becoming stylish fashionistas faded and they took diverging career paths. However, in 2008, they remembered those old days of plotting out their future business.
No, we aren’t going to tell you about the latest fashion house. Aimee and Christiana launched Hygge & West, a wallpaper company founded upon the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) that loosely translates to cozy. From geometric prints nearing on optical illusions to lush nature-themed prints, each paper is unique and brings vibrancy to any space. The gorgeous themes are each the brainchild of an artist or creative agency. Check out some of our favorites.
These designs come from the minds of Julia Rothman (Green Daydream) and Justina Blakeney (Pink Nana and Teal Aja). Though Julia is based in Brooklyn and Justina is all the way on the other side of the country in Los Angeles, both credit their natural surroundings as the inspiration for their wallpaper designs. It’s the perfect way to make a splash on your interiors and bring a little bit of nature right inside.
It may come as no surprise that Cosmic Desert is the work of the aforementioned Justina, what with the golden palm trees glistening on an indigo background. But the other two designs are the work Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion and Heath Ceramics, respectively. Though gold and metallics are often thought of as ultra luxe, the patterns designed by both of these creatives make it more playful with patterns that resemble sketches. Gold Shadow Dancers, in particular, makes us think of ballet dancers mid-spin. Absolutely magical.
Heath Ceramics appears again in these geometric printed wallpapers. When we talk about adding visual interest to a room? Well, these patterns have got you covered. If you look closely at the last paper, you’ll notice that the pattern is actually derived from several pieces of wood. That’s the genius of Askov Finlayson. You could say it’s a cut above the rest.
Don’t see something you love? Shop the whole collection here.