Did you know the Danish have a name for cozy style? It’s called ‘hygge’ (pronounced HOO-gah) and it’s all about comfort and conviviality, the kinds of spaces that make you want to grab a mug of tea (or a glass of wine!) and curl up on a sofa with friends, a cat, or a good book. In Southern California, we may not have Denmark’s winter weather, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love some good hygge! So how do you bring it home? Layering in lots of farmhouse style is one of our favorite strategies. Just check out these images from Ivy at The Preserve in Chino, where the Residence 4 has so many cozy spaces, you can get your hygge fix all year round.  


Ivy Residence 4 Kitchen

An all-white kitchen could feel sterile, but not when you balance all those clean, sparkling surfaces with pops of black and lots of neutral accents. In the Residence 4, the great room’s wood floors extend into both the kitchen and entryway (shown with bench and mirror for extra charm). Their warm hue is echoed in a pair of wood-and-metal barstools pulled up to the kitchen island, where charcoal countertops glow under shiny black metal pendant lamps.


Ivy Residence 4 Great Room

The outside may say townhome but inside the Residence 4, it’s all rustic retreat—at least in terms of earthy, tactile textiles and materials. Getting that cozy vibe is all about natural elements. Check out the pottery, woven window treatments, shiplap walls, and wide plank wooden floors. And see how greenery pops against the fresh black-and-white color palette? The space is bright and airy, which makes you want to sink into the sofa and cuddle up with one of those oversized pillows. 


Ivy Residence 4 Loft

A key element of hygge is comfort, and what could be more comfortable than a big sofa covered in a pile of pillows? We’re loving this charcoal, white, and neutral color scheme. It breathes warmth into the family loft, especially with that nubby rug underfoot. Note how the white built-in cabinetry offers both open and closed storage–knowing what to display and what to hide is essential to comfort.


Ivy Residence 4 Master Suite

This master suite is all of our cozy farmhouse fantasies come to life.  Let’s start with that shiplap wall. Dreamy! Then there’s the tweed-upholstered headboard, which looks like a sweater and feels like a hug. It’s a perfect backdrop for lots of pillows and textural linens, including a charcoal quilted throw. About the only thing that could persuade us to climb out of this cozy nest is that big steamy shower. It’s a highlight of the master bath, which has wood-look tile floors to keep the natural vibe alive and dark accents (countertops, the black-framed mirror over the double vanity) to add modern graphic contrast. 


Ivy Residence 4 Secondary Bedroom

Before Hermione Granger there was Laura Ingalls and Anne of Green Gables, farm girls with plenty of smarts and spirit. So cozy Farmhouse style is a natural fit for a girl’s bedroom. Between the quilted bedding, the vintage-inspired black-metal bed, and the dark drapery, it’s a snug little retreat. The rug is perfect for bare feet, and painting an accent wall in graphic two-tone adds an element of whimsy. She’s going to love that bean bag chair in the corner, too. It’s portable, so expect to find her toting it around the house. Cozy to go!

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