Creating Luxurious Cozy Spaces: Embracing Hygge in Calgary Interior Design

Luxurious standalone bathtub with gold faucet on the marble tiled wall behind. A niche for bath toiletries or candles is inset with wood coloured tiles giving beautiful contrast and a spa-like feeling.

Creating Luxurious Cozy Spaces: Embracing Hygge in Calgary Interior Design When envisioning a luxurious home, opulence, elegance, and lavishness often come to mind. However, true luxury is not necessarily synonymous with extravagant materials and excessive grandeur. Luxury is about creating a space that exudes comfort, quality, and a sense of coziness. Come with us to […]

Redfin Named Krista Hermanson Design a Top Hygge Design Expert

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Redfin’s Hygge Article | KHD Feature Krista Hermanson Design & Construction was named a top hygge design expert by Redfin. Check out the article we were featured in: Hygge Design and Decor: The Secrets to Creating a Happy Home. A few weeks ago we were contacted by Redfin to share our thoughts on hygge with their […]

Hygge Interior Design in Calgary

Clear vase of white roses and greenery sit with some décor in front of a luxurious tub.

In case you’re new to our little community, hygge (hoo-gah or hyu-gah) is the Danish word for ‘cozy time’. In Canada, things that scream hygge are blankets, candles, and soft pyjamas — anything that makes you feel warm and… well, cozy. When Krista grounded herself in her Icelandic heritage and fell in love with hygge, […]

Lagom vs Hygge: What’s the difference?

Lagom vs hygge- wine and cheese in a kitchen

At KHD, our modus operandi is to bring beauty to people’s lives through the joy of hygge. For those not in the know, the Danish word “hygge” literally translates into English as “cozy time”.  It is comprised of elements that slow us down, help us to disconnect from the outside world and deeply connect with […]

How to Prepare for Your Renovation

Construction zone of varsity estates renovation. The studs and insulation are exposed.

Congratulations!  You are going to transform your home with the help of a trusted renovator. After the euphoria of planning all the beautiful details comes the work of physically preparing your home for construction. Keep this list handy and it will guide you through the most important renovation preparation steps. 1. Advise your insurance company […]

Renovation Budget: How to stick to it!

Glamorous luxury ensuite with grey dual vanity, white countertops, metallic framed mirrors and crystal vanity lighting. Freestanding tub, and luxurious oversized shower with light grey and dark grey quartz tile.

All right, all right, I admit it – I am more than a bit of a construction geek! One of my favourite soap-boxes is the budgeting component of any renovation project. KHD has executed literally hundreds of home renovations on budget with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1,500,000. We’ve learned a few things to protect […]

A Renovation Love Story

Designer and client sip coffee while sitting on cozy chairs in a renovated living room.

At KHD we love stories.  Happily, we get to live them with our clients every month! Here’s a renovation love story for the ages! This sweet couple had been married for about a year when we first met them back in 2016. They asked for our help to transform their master suite into a cozy […]

18 Ways to Celebrate National Hygge Day!

Hygge - Scandinavian Design - Group photo of KHD Team cozying up on National Hygge Day

Updated Feb 1, 2022 Brrrrr!  Baby, it’s cold outside and it’s going to get colder yet. But don’t despair! KHD personally declared February 1st to be National Hygge Day in 2019 and we have been celebrating ever since. We’re working on making it official!  Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a concept that inspires joyful living, togetherness, peace […]

Considering a Kitchen Renovation?

Kitchen with dark cabinets, light granite countertops and white subway tiles. The kitchen is staged to prepare a lovely meal.

Considering a kitchen renovation?  We LOVE renovating. At Krista Hermanson Design & Construction, the before and after transformations never cease to thrill us!  Planning For Your Kitchen Renovation A well-conceived design plan is the often-overlooked first step to ensure a happy result. Careful planning is synonymous with avoiding costly mistakes. We’ve all known someone who […]

Celebrating a Fantastic 15 Years of Calgary Interior Design

15-year-anniversary Image showcasing a renovated Scandinavian living room.

Happy New Year! As the calendar ticks over into 2019, we are thrilled to kick off our 15 Year Anniversary celebrations of Calgary Interior Design. Over the years we have had the privilege of working closely with hundreds of Calgary and area families to co-create spaces that they love living in. It’s my commitment to keep […]

Hygge Reflections on Adventures of 2018

Freshly baked muffins and coffee sitting on a kitchen island looking out into a winter wonderland.

It’s early morning on the last day of the year, my home is quiet and family from out of town are asleep upstairs. I am enjoying my second cup of Icelandic coffee and the smell of muffins baking while I consider the many hygge reflections on the adventures of KHD in 2018. This year we […]

The Joy of Hygge

Wine and snacks sit on a coffee table in front of a roaring river stone fireplace.

We confess that we are more than a bit obsessed with great design.  But the personal element in many environments is sadly lacking.  The fabric of Scandinavian culture contains many elements to inspire a richer daily existence within our homes.  At KHD, the central of these is the concept of hygge. Hygge is the magic, […]