I saved a lot of images related to interior design on Pinterest, and began to realize that they were all Scandinavian designs. After contacting a few design studios, and setting up meetings, I made the decision to fly to Denmark. Although I had never been to any Scandinavian countries, I followed my heart and hopped on a 10 hour flight to Copenhagen all on my own. I didn’t know what to expect, but was so excited to see where this adventure would take me!
The city didn’t disappoint me. It was cold and raining the whole time I was there, however, the second I stepped inside the studio, I could feel the instant coziness (they call it Hygge). I fell in love with the clean and timeless style that offered endless amounts of warmth. Although I was thousands of miles away, I felt like I was right at home.
The trip inspired me in many ways. I really admire the positive outlook on life that I witnessed. I will never forget when a local told me “The harsh weather is something we can’t change, but we can always change the things we are in control of; such as the interior.” Instead of complaining about the weather, they made the most of it.
I also really admire the people there for being environmentally conscious. For example, they care a lot of about the social elements behind a brand, and even take public transportation or bike everywhere (even on a cold winter day). It is quite impressive.
I was recommended to take the bus in Copenhagen and was told that it was almost always on time. However, I ended up spending 10 minutes in the cold rain waiting for the bus to come because of a delay. I was so surprised by how calm everyone around me was. No cursing or yelling, like I have seen one too many times back in the NYC train stations. After waiting for a while, I began to feel frustrated, but came to the realization that getting upset would not make the bus appear any sooner. That epiphany has stuck with me to this day. I adapted a lot of things I learned from Copenhagen, from nail polish color to furniture design, to the values such as being environmentally conscious and mindful about the things we don’t have control of.
We are a studio that really focuses on health and wellness. I will make it my mission to always share my experiences with you. I see sundays as a growing child; she tried, she listened, she learned, she reflected, and she became better. I welcome feedback from you, good or bad, to make sundays studio a better place.