Open Studio

We are excited to partner with Hygge & West to present the next installment of Open Studio at IDS Vancouver 2017 – Pattern Explored.

Hygge & West is a custom wallpaper and fabric design house founded in 2008 by Aimee Lagos and Christiana Coop. The design team is all about creating a cozy atmosphere in your home with wallpaper and other hygge décor, and has collaborated with an amazing roster of designers such as Oh Joy!, Rifle Paper Co., Justina Blakeney, Julia Rothman and Heath Ceramics.

Occupying 1600 sq ft of prime exhibition space, Open Studio – Pattern Explored invites a selected group of interior designers to participate in a curated installation focusing on the theme of pattern. With a 10′ x 10’ raw space as a blank canvas, invited participants will showcase their notion of Pattern Explored with a functional or conceptual installation.


Hygge & West

As fourth graders, Aimee and Christiana would spend hours drawing outfits, creating pages for a catalog for their future clothing company. While life initially led both in different directions (though both oddly became lawyers for a stint), when an opportunity to start a business together arose in 2008, they remembered their days plotting and planning as young girls and jumped at the chance to bring an old dream to life.

Hygge & West is founded upon the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) that loosely translates to cozy, but means so much more. All of life’s small but wonderful moments can be described as hygge – curling up by the fireplace with a great book, long informal dinners with close friends, goodnight hugs with your children. We hope that our products help bring more hygge into our customers’ homes – creating a cozy, beautiful environment where small, everyday moments can be enjoyed.

We have been lucky to find many wonderful partners in this endeavor, from the incredibly talented artists that design our wallpapers, to the artisans who hand screen them (watch our video here about how we make our wallpaper!). We’re also very thankful for the team at our warehouse who manage our fulfillment and pay more attention to detail than we possibly could. Our business is like a family to us, and we appreciate everyone who helps keep Hygge & West running!


Adriana Balic

Valuing simplicity in design, Adriana Balic has a keen eye for form and modern sensibility – understated and restrained for a timeless result. It’s a trait she learned from working with Canada’s leading interior designer, Robert Ledingham. Along with 20 years’ experience of working in the design field, she received her graduate degree from the distinguished Design Institute of San Diego, and became a Certified Interior Designer in 2010. In the years working for Ledingham, she worked on large scale high-end residential projects that won numerous prestigious awards, such as HGTV’s Top 10.

Arden Interiors

Arden Interiors designs spaces to suit the unique needs and goals of their clients. Connecting with their clients on a personal level is what the Arden Interiors team values; finding creative ways to personalize the functionality and beauty of your home is their top priority. Arden Interiors focuses on making the process of building new or renovating, engaging and fun for their clients, by bringing detail and attention to the areas that matter most to you and your family.

Corey Klassen Interior Design

Corey Klassen Interior Design is a multiple award-winning boutique interior design studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The studio’s approach is to document, analyze, and curate a space that reflects the clients’ lifestyle, brand and values. Corey and his team are known for creating curated spaces that are contemporary, authentic, and functional.

Different Designs Group

Different Designs Group (DDG)  is a professional interior design firm based in Metro Vancouver for more than 25 years. Much of the firm’s work is residential, ranging from detached homes to large multifamily developments, from new construction to renovations. The design team also has extensive experience in providing design services for a broad range of commercial and institutional clients, including restaurants, fitness centres, hair salons, medical offices (for doctors, dentists and veterinarians) and houses of worship.

Sarah-Marie Interior Design

Sarah-Marie founded her company in 2010. Her vision was to create a company that forced people to step outside of their comfort zone and to celebrate their individuality by expanding their design horizons and introducing them to new concepts which they may not have otherwise considered. With work being done all over the lower mainland, she is known for her timeless approach and detail oriented manner.

Trish Knight Design

In all of her work, Trish Knight has collaborated with her clients to achieve a balance of sophistication and livability; producing interiors that are both timeless and elegant. Working from her Westside studio, Trish and her team work on projects of all sizes – from waterfront West Vancouver homes and cozy Pender Island cottages, to luxurious estates in San Diego, Palm Springs and most recently Singapore.


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