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Ferm Living: New!

You’re going to love these beautiful things for the home, I just know it! It’s been awhile since I wrote about Ferm Living but I was reminded of them today when a reader wrote in looking for some help with her bedroom walls. I sent her over to Ferm Living with some wallpaper suggestions and it was then that I noticed they’d added a bunch of new products to both of their websites in the US and in Europe. From wallpaper to poufs and candle holders… some of these things shown below are not available yet in the US online shop but you’ll need to check the website to know for sure. All things below are available in their European store though.

Ferm Living (New!)

I really love mushroom soup wallpaper shown above — fun for the kitchen or to line cabinets. Here’s a decorating idea: It would also be nice to paint your kitchen a gorgeous chalky gray or even a warm, soft sand with crisp white trim and if you have a pantry for food, to wallpaper only the pantry with this mushroom paper. You could then use some of the mushroom tea towels in the kitchen area to bring it all together. How pretty!

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

How cute is this doll house and these bird pillows and soft mobile for baby?

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

Ferm Living (New!)

I’m also liking the wall stickers called Sewing Room — and how they’ve artfully placed them in the kitchen around trash bins! See any favorites that you can imagine in your home?

(images: ferm living)

Posted in shopping on March 08, 2010

Happy Weekend

This week has come to a close and now I must be on my way to start my weekend doing all of the things that I love do like sleep in, work on projects that fulfill me and watch The Tudors on DVD because let’s face it, a little Jonathan Rhys Meyers goes a very long way. :)

Happy Weekend

And what about you? What will you do this weekend? What do you hope to accomplish? I think I will make pancakes in the morning and go for a long forest walk since we have fresh snow on the ground (again). To think that last weekend everyone was wearing spring jackets and out buying ice cream cones and today we’re back in mittens and boots… oh well. It is what it is so I plan to simply enjoy it by taking a long walk in the forest in the morning followed by reading the newspaper in my favorite local coffee shop. The little things often have the greatest impact on me and there is nothing more beautiful than a forest covered with fresh snow.

I’ll see you on Monday and by the way, Leslie and I just finished teaching Blogging Your Way and have decided to teach another in September so I’ll make an announcement here on decor8 sometime early August in case you are interested. Also, Leslie will be back with her Color Me Pretty column in two weeks and will visit us once a month with her color story. This month she’ll be focusing on pastels to get us in the mood for spring.

See you in a few days!

(image: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on March 05, 2010

Studio Nommo

I talked about Turkish wallpaper company Studio Nommo back in 2008 but was just notified today by Chicago-based artist Ashley Alexander from I’m Smitten that they have a new collection that I think you will just love (I do!), especially the foxes by Ashely. Oh and this one by Studio Violet in Sweden. My, my, my there are so many gorgeous patterns…

Studio Nommo

Studio Nommo

Studio Nommo

Studio Nommo

Seriously, aren’t they all such lively, stimulating designs and colors? Which one would you like to have in your home and where would you put it? I really like the trees against white for a baby’s room. I think it would be so cute for a little boy! But it would equally be beautiful in a stationery boutique as it’s so fresh and perfect for letterpressed modern papers and notebooks.

(images: studio nommo)

Posted in walls on March 05, 2010

Lisa Grue at Gallery Hanahou

Danish illustrator Lisa Grue’s solo show “Owls Have More Fun” opened last Thursday at gallery hanahou in New York and was a smashing success. Lisa is my kind of girl — an oversized graphic woodland of black and white owls — sign me UP! Check out a few photos of the work in situ. Fabulous, right?

Owls Have More Fun

Owls Have More Fun

The show runs until March 26th so do me a favor if you live in NYC, attend and make me very, very jealous! :) And for those unable to attend, you can now view Lisa’s available plates by downloading the PDF at the gallery hanahou shop. (Click on the link directly below the “Go Shopping” button.) And you can see the show in the gallery hanahou flickr page.

Are Celeb Designers Sharing Enough?

Are Celeb Designers Sharing Enough?

And in case Lisa Grue sounds familiar, I showed her Copenhagen home back in 2008 because it appeared then in BoligLiv magazine. You can still see the article on the BoligLiv website here. Above shows just a glimpse into her colorful, bold world.

(images: gallery hanahou and boligliv magazine)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on March 05, 2010

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