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Steal This Style: Relaxed, Modern Comfort

Written by Kelsey

Now that winter is in full swing, these breezy days and chilly nights have my natural inclination to nest in full swing. Rainy days have me digging out every cool-weather accoutrement relegated to the back of the closet and busting out all of the cozy throws for some serious couch time. With the holiday busy-ness behind us, now is a perfect time to refocus on our home’s wardrobe, from cuddly comforters to candlelit corners.

Though many fall and winter decor trends lean toward the traditional, I like a fresh and comfortable space that is airy, charming and transcendent. This Nordic-style apartment feels lived-in and inviting whether you’re hosting guests for an intimate dinner or spending a drizzly afternoon in front of the tv with someone special (or your cat–hey, we don’t judge).

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From comfy lounging to cozy dining, here are a few ways to get this look in your own abode:

Richmond Sofa by Gus Modern

A room this cozy begs for the comfiest couch. Tailored upholstery with French seaming belies the utter luxurious comfort of Gus Modern’s Richmond Sofa: The cushions are filled with real down feathers. Add a cozy throw (that’s woven from baby alpaca wool) and some pretty pillows to complete your favorite spot in the house.

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AJ Floor Lamp by Louis Poulsen

The sleek, aerodynamic angles on the AJ series of lamps lend themselves beautifully to this casual space, adding a sharp, modern touch without taking over the room. Paired with a round table and accessories, the unusual silhouette really stands out.

CH417 Tray Table by Carl Hansen

The addition of a natural wood ring around the outside of this table warms up the space a bit more, but it has a different purpose. The top lifts off the metal base to become an actual serving tray, so there’s no spilling your soup on your way to the sofa. This design also folds up for easy storage, should the mood to host a living-room dance party strike. A geometric rug and floor cushion add a pop of color and fun.

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Mondo Extension Table by Domitalia

A clean, white table lets the rest of the room relax, blending with the walls and allowing smaller pieces to become focal points. This lightens the visual load of the room and helps the space feel larger. Domitalia’s interpretation converts from a narrow console table to a 12-seat banquet piece with the addition of up to five leaves.

About the author



When she’s not polishing up promotions as a web content specialist for Lumens, Kelsey is practicing how to properly pronounce Danish, if only to be able to say “home is where the ‘hygge’ is.” Aside from Scandinavian design, she spends a lot of time thinking about organic gardening, mini farms, honey bees and England.

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