5 Ways to Hygge Your Home
Hoo-guh (n) -Coziness and a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being. Enjoying life's simple pleasures. Danish

1) Bring the Outdoors In

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Add some greenery into your home. Pattern plants like the prayer plant or calathea orbifolia are popular in 2018 or your can never go wrong with a fiddle leaf fig. Cant keep plants alive? Go with natural elements like leather, stone or wood. 

2) Cozy Textures

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Texture is a big part of Hygge, says Pia Edberg, Vancouver based author of "The Cozy Life". Keep knitted or fleece blankets close at hand never skimp on the fluffy pillows. 

3) Turn off the Lights

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Natural light will always be pouring in your large windows but as the sun goes down switch to table lamps with a soft warm glow rather than bright overhead lighting.

4) Everyday is a Day at the Spa

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Turn your bathroom into a relaxing oasis with essential oils like Lavender, Geranium or eucalyptus. Big fluffy bath towels and a quality bathmat help set the scene as well.  

Tip: Try hanging a bundle of eucalyptus from your shower head, the heat and steam help to activate the herb's essential oils which can ease congestion and create a lovely fresh aroma. 

5) Everything is Meaningful

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Surround yourself with objects that tell a story. Decorate your home with accents that are meaningful to you. Gifts, item purchased while traveling, antiques or local artisan crafts.

Care, Love, Patience, Dedication. PDX Woodcraft
  Live edge custom corner desk by PDX Woodcraft.

Live edge custom corner desk by PDX Woodcraft.

Great furniture is an investment, and one of our philosophies is to invest in people. Rather than buying a particle board desk from a big box retailer we thought adding a piece of Oregon created with love by an Oregon family would add more meaning to our home. This live edge wood desk harvested in Oregon was crated by PDX Woodcraft. 

Care, Love, Patience, Dedication. This is what goes into every piece we create at PDX WoodCraft. Our creations are sourced from native Pacific Northwest materials, often reclaimed, and are finished with the care and attention you would expect even if you were paying much more. 

Imagine the one perfect piece that you’ve been dreaming of for your home. You can’t find it in stores and the pictures you see on Pinterest don’t link to anyone who can make it. That’s where PDX WoodCraft comes in; bring us your ideas and let us bring them to life!

- Ryan & Polly Owners of PDX Woodcraft

PDX Woodcraft's custom work can be found in The Celine model home. Check out the den/office for this stunning live edge desk(pictured above) and find handmade cutting boards in the kitchen. Grab a card while you're, there those pieces are for sale! See more work from PDX Woodcraft here.

The Céline & Parachute Home; a Match Made in Heaven
  Parachute Home Storefront on NW 23rd between Kearney and Johnson.

Parachute Home Storefront on NW 23rd between Kearney and Johnson.

Inspired by Scandinavian minimalist interior design, Céline focuses on a few basic elements to create the Hygge lifestyle we strive for:

1)      Bright open space with ample natural light.

2)      Detailed accents that add elegance to the space.

3)      Texture for endless coziness. 

Very quickly Parachute Home caught our eye. Parachute offers high quality bedding and bathroom linen responsibly manufactured by expert craftsmen around the globe. While originally established in Venice beach, Parachute decided to make NW 23rd in Portland their second storefront location. 

"Portland has experienced tremendous growth the past decade. It’s quickly becoming the ‘it’ place for millennials to move. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship align with Portland’s sensibilities, and we’re thrilled to establish roots in a city where design, food and culture are truly celebrated.

Portland is also known for its embrace of the outdoors. There is a strong focus on getting outside to hike, bike and explore – and I’d like to think that Parachute offers a little comfort for when you return home afterward." - Stephanie Parachute Home Portland

Keep your eye out for Parachute Home's luscious products when touring The Celine Model Home. The master bed boasts their white linen sheets and duvet and the bathrooms feature the fluffy gray waffle towels. Mention The Celine when you visit their store for special offers!

 
Our top 5 Favorite Happy Hour Items on NW 23rd

We all know us Portlandians are spoiled rotten when it comes to great food options, but tasting it all is a quick way to break the bank. That's why our favorite time of day is...Happy Hour! Portland is covered by unique neighborhoods that offer endless great menu items, but we are going to focus on what we know best, NW 23rd. Bonus: each of these restaurants are walking distance from the Celine!

1) Fireside Grilled Romaine $6

 Fireside on NW 23rd & Johnson Happy Hour 3-5:30 Mon-Sun

Fireside on NW 23rd & Johnson Happy Hour 3-5:30 Mon-Sun

 Half of a romaine heart with perfectly grilled edges covered in lemon-caper dressing, smoked barley, pecorino  and radish. Heaven and healthy! Our favorite part is that this dish fits the earthy wooded vibe of the entire place. You know how food taste so much better cooked over the campfire? Image that, but you don't have to sleep on the ground. 

2) 23 Hoyt Spicy Mac $7

 23 Hoyt on 23rd & Hoyt Happy Hour Daily 4-6:30pm & Late Night Fri-Sat 9-11pm

23 Hoyt on 23rd & Hoyt Happy Hour Daily 4-6:30pm & Late Night Fri-Sat 9-11pm

Jalapeno, calabrian chiles, fontina and a parmesan crust. it's hard to pass up Mac & cheese whenever its on the menu and on these cold, wet, winter days we crave comfort food to warm the belly. Looking for a little extra spice? Grab the Spicy Pear Margarita - tequila, pear juice, lime, habanero tincture!

3) Papa Haydn French Onion Soup $6.75

 Papa Haydn 23rd & Irving Happy Hour 3-6pm Mon-Fri

Papa Haydn 23rd & Irving Happy Hour 3-6pm Mon-Fri

French onion soup with Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses. Beware this soup is not for the faint of heart, it is very rich but oh so delicious! We recommend grabbing a window seat, get cozy with your warm soup and watch the hustle and bustle of NW 23rd.

4) St. Jack Cervelle de Canut $5

 St. Jack 23rd & Raleigh Happy Hour 4-6pm, 10pm-close

St. Jack 23rd & Raleigh Happy Hour 4-6pm, 10pm-close

Goat cheese, Fromage Blanc, shallot & garlic. More cheese please! Studies say that cheese can be as additive as drugs and St. Jack on 23rd is not helping our addiction. At $5 we'll take two orders of this delicious cheese dip! Be careful, St. Jack is dangerously close to The Celine you may be easily drawn in by the sweet fumes of French cuisine.

 5) The Matador Nachos Grande $5

 The Matador 23rd & Quimby Happy Hour daily 4-6pm & 10pm-1am

The Matador 23rd & Quimby Happy Hour daily 4-6pm & 10pm-1am

Cheddar, Monterey Jack, black beans, pico de gallo, quacamole, cilantro-line sour cream. We have saved the best or last, this mountain of nachos will be your new obsession. For $5 you and your date will be full, throw in a couple of margaritas and its the perfect evening.