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8 Design Trends to Inspire Your Holiday Hosting

Every September, Etsy’s official trendspotter Dayna Isom Johnson digs deep into her company’s vast library of handmade and vintage goods, pinpoints the pieces shoppers are searching for, and uses this data to uncover the season’s biggest holiday trends…

Every September, Etsy’s official trendspotter Dayna Isom Johnson digs deep into her company’s vast library of handmade and vintage goods, pinpoints the pieces shoppers are searching for, and uses this data to uncover the season’s biggest holiday trends. This year’s big reveal includes trends like “Grandpa Chic” and “Gingerbread Girl”—terms that sound a little made up. But when you look closely at the materials and objects that encompass each trendline, they begin to mirror the styles that design pros are gravitating toward.

In speaking with Vogue stylist-turned-interior designer Jenna Chused (who recently opened the shop, Antik, in Brooklyn Heights) and Fawn Galli, who designs showrooms for retailers and interiors for a roster of NYC clients, the decor they’re loving for the holidays echo some of the styles that pop up in Etsy’s findings.

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15 Scandi-Inspired Christmas Decorations for All the Holiday Hygge

My mom is from Finland, and while that didn’t extend much beyond eating salmon and dill potatoes and drinking out of the Iittala glassware, our home became a full-on Scandinavian wonderland during the holidays where her Swedish-Finnish traditions were …

My mom is from Finland, and while that didn’t extend much beyond eating salmon and dill potatoes and drinking out of the Iittala glassware, our home became a full-on Scandinavian wonderland during the holidays where her Swedish-Finnish traditions were on full display. That meant a fresh tree decked out with red accents (mostly little bearded gnome-like santas, dala horses, and spotted mushrooms) and straw yule goats, bowls with nuts and raisins scattered about the house, and aromatic, spiced glogg warming on the stove.

Growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, I was the only one I knew with decor like this and you couldn’t find them in any stores. Now, it’s all just a click away and I’m super grateful for that, because in my (clearly biased) opinion, it’s absolutely the best way to decorate for the holidays—not to mention add authentic hygge vibes to your home.

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