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The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

For months we've been looking forward to seeing family and friends again, but as lockdown finally looks as if it's coming to an end fear strikes... Are we ready to face the world again? On closer inspection, quite a few things are not tip top presentable in the...

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Post Lockdown Beauty Tips: How to Face the World Again

Post Lockdown Beauty Tips: How to Face the World Again

Optimism is in the air, things are changing. Lockdown is loosening and soon we'll be....free. Gosh! Some of us may need a little more time before we are ready to face the world again - it's been ages since the last visit to the hairdresser. Mascara? What was that...

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How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

If there is one interior accessory we Scandis associate with Hygge it's probably the cushion - apart from good company and drink, more of which in other posts...). Cushions are not only there to look smart on the sofa but also give comfort - they help us feel cosy at...

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5 Important Beauty Tips few People Think About

5 Important Beauty Tips few People Think About

At DU Beauty we keep things simple, following the Scandinavian ethos of less is more. Rather than paint over our cracks, we celebrate them and prepare for healthier skin going forward. Here are five of our top tips which sometimes get left out of our beauty routine -...

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How to Choose Between Style and Substance

How to Choose Between Style and Substance

Lockdown 2020, which forced most of us to stay at home, has helped us think carefully about how we live. By now we are all much more aware of the good bits and the furniture or paintings that just have to go. Weeks on end sitting by the kitchen table or in the sofa or...

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Popular Houseplants and How to Create an Urban Jungle

Popular Houseplants and How to Create an Urban Jungle

It was a kind of joke throughout lockdown that it was normal to talk to your plants. It was only a problem if they actually replied... Our time spent in isolation due to the worlwide coronavirus showed more than ever that houseplants can be our best friend. Indeed,...

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How to Choose a Zoom Work from Home Background

How to Choose a Zoom Work from Home Background

Some will view the chance to peer into people's homes through video conferencing as a positive result of the Covid pandemic - others will view it as an irritant. Creatives and corporate staff discovered they can still get work done via Zoom after Covid-19 put a...

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Shopping for Best Scandi Style Interiors after Lockdown

Shopping for Best Scandi Style Interiors after Lockdown

Pure joy as the stores re-open after three months of lockdown! And what a feast for the eyes to see the items for sale - some reduced to next to nothing. Here we pick our favourite Scandi style home decor pieces from some of our favourite London stores: Not only were...

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10 Useful Things to do Indoors When Staying at Home

10 Useful Things to do Indoors When Staying at Home

Sometimes we're stuck indoors - as we speak it's Coronavirus Covid-19 keeping a large part of the world in lockdown. But in normal times the reasons for staying at home are less dramatic. Still, with plenty of time now on our hands it can be confusing and difficult to...

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Staying at Home – How Hygge Can Change Your Life

Staying at Home – How Hygge Can Change Your Life

Some people are natural socialisers - happiest out and about, being the life and soul of the party. Any excuse to get out... But we Scandis love being at home just as much... Being happy at home is important. Here are DU's top tips on How to Fall in Love with your...

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10 Best Items to Create Hygge as We Spend More Time at Home

10 Best Items to Create Hygge as We Spend More Time at Home

Travelling to glitzy sunny or snowy resorts is all very well and fun - but at DU we are all about the home, wherever that may be. For Scandinavians, home is not just a roof over our heads, it is our creative space, our retreat, where we relax, entertain and recharge....

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On Our Wish List as We Spend More Time at Home

On Our Wish List as We Spend More Time at Home

London Design Week 2020 came to an end just before the city shut down to combat the dreaded Covid-19. More than ever, our home has become the focal point in our lives. While many people have more pressing matters before them at the moment, the exhibition at Chelsea...

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How to Work from Home – The Perfect Home Office

How to Work from Home – The Perfect Home Office

Scandinavian homes are stylish and famous for their less-is-more aesthetic. But what we value above style is comfort. Comfort means a place to relax in our homes as well as in our lives - somewhere to chill and do whatever we want to or whatever we have to do....

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