Ferm Living - A/W 2018
It's that time of year; the seasons are changing and Autumn and Winter with their cold days and dark cosy nights are rapidly heading our way. The new season catalogues are also being released and I wanted to share with you some products that had caught my eye from some of my favourite Scandi style brands. First up - Ferm Living. Ferm Living talk about creating a space that feels "comfortably you". To me this is what a home should be about; not fashions or trends but about making a space personal to you and how you live your life. They have some great new products in their A/W collection and I've put a couple on my house wish list!
As always, there are some timeless pieces of furniture in this collection. Two pieces that really stood out to me are the Poise oval mirror and the Pujo Wall table. I love how elegant and versatile they are; they would work so well in a purely Scandi design but would also find a great home in a more rustic cottage or an industrial warehouse setting. Ferm Living place them in the hallway and it's so good to see design that can work well in small spaces (that are far more realistic for most homes in the UK) and not just grand rooms. I would love to come home to these pieces each day!
Marble has made a real come back recently and it looks beautiful in this table. With a solid marble top and a powder coated metal frame you could use it as a side table next to a chair, as a feature table by itself with a handful of your favourite objects on top or as a coffee table in front of your sofa.
When it comes to chairs I think the Herman family of furniture is gorgeous. The Herman Chair has been updated with black leather upholstery and looks so stylish but comfortable with that curved backrest and thin metal legs. There's a bar chair too which would look great next to a breakfast table for your morning meal or a cup of coffee.
Lighting is so important in a home and can be easily overlooked. You need it to function well to give you the level of light you need for each activity in the home but it can also help to create a wow factor and pull a design together. These pendant lights are great for achieving that; each light would look good on its own with that matt black finish and those curves but the idea of combining different shapes of pendants into one overall statement piece of lighting in a room is great. Can't you just imagine sitting down to dinner at that table?
Indoor plants and plant pots; they're essential for creating a Scandi design and they add so much life to a room even if you just have one or two. The Plant Box has to be one of my favourite products from this company and is right at the top of my wishlist. It's so versatile - it would be excellent for holding those plants but you could also use it to hold flowers, books, toys, magazines, paperwork or a combination of multiple things. You can even use it as a divider to zone out spaces in a room.
As someone who spends a lot of time in their home office, I'm always on the lookout for things that will make it as practical as possible but also a restful and stylish place to work. I really like this Scenery Inboard with its frame of black-stained ash wood and a beige cotton/linen fabric over a cork base. The neutral look will allow it to fit into multiple designs whilst providing the perfect stylish backdrop for pinning up ideas, inspiration, photos and cards.
There are so many great accessories from Ferm Living this season but I think my two favourites are these Seki cups and the Bon Wooden Tray. They're a subtle but elegant nod to the Japanese aesthetic and look beautifully crafted too. They would help make a home feel so snug during the winter months too I think.
One last thing to note is this: check out the use of colour in this season's catalogue. There's a real trend at the moment even amongst Scandi design to move away from a monochrome palette and to introduce some colour here and there. You can see soft beiges, hints of rose pink and light greys alongside darker tones of russet, earthy brown, deep greens and navy. It's such an elegant use of colour which adds depth to a room and by keeping the palette simple it still creates that calm atmosphere that Scandi design is famous for.
All images used here have been provided by Ferm Living. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions expressed are my own.