Comments (54)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Votives! Enjoyed a trip to Sweden and Denmark this fall and I've adopted using votives in the late afternoon. I live in the northeast so it's cozy here too.

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Fika (pronounced feekah) is a great tradition that I miss. In Sweden you are invited to fika no matter what time of day. Imagine when my parents invited some American tourists over for fika at 10 pm. The sun was still up and so were the poor Americans until 4 am.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The shoes off rule is one we adhere to in Canada as well. You have to really work hard to convince a person to leave their shoes on if they need to for some reason. I think padding around in sock feet in someones house helps to make you feel relaxed and at home.

Related Stories
Outdoors Basic Care for Basil
Here's what you need to know to keep this versatile herb alive
Full Story 5
Interior Design Which Scent Diffusion Method Should You be Using?
Home fragrances add that extra-luxurious finish to a well-designed space. Here are the tips and 'tools' to make them work in your home
Full Story
Bathrooms Top Tips to Ace Bathroom Organisation
Small room, lots to store! Keep your bathroom tidy by keeping what you need out in the open and the rest, hidden
Full Story
Kitchens 12 Tricks That Will Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger
Try these clever design moves to tuck in more storage and create a roomier feel in your kitchen
Full Story
Lifestyle 15 Fresh and Simple Table Settings for Entertaining
See an event designer’s riffs on a simple white plate, a piece of nature and a taste of things to come
Full Story
Interior Design 10 Charming Repurposed Storage Solutions
Storage comes in all shapes and sizes like these out-of-date storage units that have been turned into stunning features
Full Story
Kitchens 9 Ways to Max Out the Space Above Your Kitchen Cabinets
Put the dead space between the ceiling and cabinet top to good use
Full Story
Lifestyle What You'll Learn at the Interior Design Festival Singapore
Meet local designers, understand their services and see their award-winning works during Singapore Design Week 2017
Full Story
Outdoors Serenity Now: 12 Urban Garden Ideas to Retreat to
A piece of green in your city backyard, rooftop or terrace is a place for contemplation and quietude and worth every bit of effort
Full Story