The Basics of Hygge Design From HGTV Urban Oasis 2019

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn draws on elements of Scandinavian hygge to infuse the design of HGTV Urban Oasis 2019 with soft textures, warm light, and easy spaces that invite connection, creativity, and coziness.

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September 05, 2019
By: Jessica Lowry Vizzutti

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Clean and Modern

The strong, simple lines of the modern fireplace in the home’s entry sets the stage for the modern, hygge design elements found throughout HGTV Urban Oasis 2019.

Warm and Connected

An area rug under the dining table and sheepskin throws on the chairs add warmth and coziness to this natural gathering spot. Warmth and connection are two elements of hygge design in this room that are also found throughout the rest of the home.

Naturally Calm

From the natural wood island to elements of greenery and houseplants, the simple, modern design of the kitchen weaves organic elements into the space while maintaining a calm feeling.

Design Roots

Framed photos of red summer cabins against Nordic fjord cliffs add a sense of place that nods to the Minnesota area’s Scandinavian heritage while the Danish modern light fixture in matte black adds an element of striking simplicity to the stairwell.

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Soft and Airy

Another cozy space for connection can be found in the home’s lounge. Surrounded by windows that fill the space with natural light during the day, the seating area is filled with cozy elements including the natural fiber area rug, sheepskin stools, and mismatched chunky knit sweater-style throw pillows.

Cozy Layers

Warm candlelight glows from the table of the living room to bring warm light into the evening hours. Layers of chunky knit blankets and pillows add a soft style to the sofa while the L-shape design provides ample space for a large group.

Organic Elements

A sheepskin chair framed in matte black adds warm and cozy hygge design to this airy corner of the living room. The home’s porch ceilings showcase natural wood and add an organic element to the home’s entry.

Playful and Relaxing

A pair of photographs of toy cars creates a focal point with playful simplicity to the master bedroom. Layers of Belgian linen sheets and chunky knit throw pillows and blankets add warmth and softness to the relaxing retreat.

Modern Organic Inspiration

Clean lines and natural textures in this Scandinavian farmhouse bathroom add hygge design to this corner of the home. Mixing organic elements in the wood counters and added greenery with stark industrial elements like the inset sinks and matte black lights combines the best of Nordic inspired design.

Warm and Dramatic

Layers of cozy blankets and linens in mismatched textures including Belgian linen and chunky knits add warmth and depth to the guest room bed.

Simple Workspace

Even dark rooms feel cozy when hygge design principles are applied. Black walls in the guest bedroom make the white, Danish modern desk pop with a sleek and simple effect.

Everyday Joy

Items needed for daily cleaning are elevated to an artful level when hung on this matte black and metal shelving system. Daily chores are simplified with easy-to-grab items while a hint of greenery brings a natural element to the industrial organization accent.

Layers of Warmth

This layered and organized console table feels stylish and curated while layers of candles on the table and floating shelf add a tactile element of warmth.

Backyard Aglow

Warm lighting abounds in the multilayered backyard from the candlelight at the lower seating area to the strung lights that run from the home to the backyard shed.

Everyday Simplicity

HGTV Urban Oasis 2019 celebrates Scandinavian and hygge design elements throughout the indoor and outdoor living areas resulting in a home that truly celebrates the simplicity and everyday beauty in life.