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MY FAVOURITES FROM FERM LIVING AUTUMN WINTER COLLECTION “SUBTLE DWELLING”

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Danish ferm LIVING just revealed their new furniture, homeware and accessories collection at this month’s Northmodern event in Copenhagen. This new Autumn / Winter collection is called SUBTLE DWELLING and consists of beautiful, functional and well-designed lifestyle pieces.

“Channelling an artisan approach, the collection focuses on simple shapes brought to life with textural surfaces, contrasting finishes and a colour palette that juxtaposes vibrant and contrasting hues with layers of tonal shades and monochrome colourways. Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture.” – ferm LIVING

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection, but you can view the catalogue here.

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First of all, I love the whole innovative and interchangeable lighting system COLLECT LIGHTING. The idea is great, the range allows you to create your own beautiful lighting solutions by mixing and matching the pieces together.

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My favourite furniture has to be the grey HERMAN LOUNGE CHAIR, a beautiful lounge chair crafted from oak veneer set on a powder coated metal base. With its low design features, a oval base and a backrest that wraps around the body it is created to give maximum sitting comfort. Plus it looks very stylish!

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Another great new addition to their furniture range is the MINGLE TABLE TOP, above in light grey with the MINGLE TRESTLEST in the colour ochre. The table is elegant and contemporary, and you can combine any top with the corresponding trestles in either one of the six carefully chosen colours to create a dining table or desk for your home.

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The PUNCTUAL SHELVING SYSTEM here in grey is also another great addition, especially this 2X6 low version. The metal elements comes in different heights and a lovely selection of soft colour hues.

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The collection is also full of great homeware items, like these stunning ASYMMETRIC CUTTING BOARDS. They are cut from solid oak, then smoked to get a dark finish. They are perfect to use as presentation platters and have a handy hole if you want to hang them up in your kitchen. Available in three different sizes and shapes to use on their own or together.

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I’m always on the hunt for tins to store cakes and biscuits, and the new CONFETTI TIN BOXES are so adorable. The set consists of three boxes in different sizes and colours all decorated with ferm LIVING’s 10th anniversary confetti print with gold details in a matte finish. Simply gorgeous.

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The selection of CAST IRON CANDLE HOLDERS with minimalistic design and lovely textures are so beautiful alone or styled with other items from the collection. The holder is weighty, holds a single candle and comes in a selection of colours and sizes. I particularly am fond of the spotted version on the far left.

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How great are these graphic BRUSH TEA TOWELS? They come in a set of three and are printed with hand drawn designs of wavy and straight lines with swirling brushstrokes. A functional way to add some colour and fun to your kitchen space.

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And last but not least, I adore the new range of SCENTED CANDLES in ceramic pot with a reactive glazed finish. Fill your room with the warming fragrance of fig and choose from a selection of colours, my favourite being the running blue version.

// Photo credit: ferm LIVING

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PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY AT A CUTE AIRBNB APARTMENT IN FLORENCE, ITALY

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After staying in the lovely airbnb in Torino a few weeks ago I was bit by the airbnb-bug! I love the idea of searching on their website for the perfect holiday home, and then living like a local in these quirky and cool apartments instead of staying in a hotel. We recently had a trip to Florence where I found the most perfect apartment, a bright and airy recently renovated place in a cool and trendy area near the city centre. It is owned by an architect who has an eye for colour and details. With its cozy, comfortable and quiet atmosphere, this place had the perfect Scandinavian vibe! Here are some images I took there, and if you want to see the full listing you can find it here.

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The apartment was on two floors, with a large living room and kitchen as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a open loft solution with two extra beds. This gave a lovely feel to the flat, and made it very open and inviting. The colour scheme though the whole space was blue and light pink, which really works well together with the vintage elements. I am usually a lover of white walls, but after staying here I think I might be converted to adding some colour.

The kitchen was small but cute, I loved the fabric handles on all of the cupboards as well as the retro wallpaper behind the sink area. The marbled kitchen top was a beautiful detail too.

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The light fixture in the bathroom with hanging lightbulbs and copper + yellow was stunning, even more so in real life! This was something I have never seen being done in a bathroom environment before, but it really worked. The cool wallpaper on one of the walls was a great detail too.

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Here are some images from bedroom number one, my absolute favourite! The high seiling, clean lines and statement yellow chair gave it a great look. If you are planning a trip to Firenze I highly recommend you checking out this apartment. It’s cool, spacious, in a great location and owned by the loveliest people.

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Next week we are off to Puglia, so if you want to follow along do add me on Instagram, find me here!

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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NORDIC PLACES I WANT TO VISIT // OSLO RESTAURANT IN VALENCIA, SPAIN

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OSLO is a vegetarian restaurant in Valencia, a little piece of Scandinavia in Spain with a warm and welcoming atmosphere! It is situated inside a 1850 building where you can discover little special areas throughout the space. The designers, Borja García Studio, has respected the atmosphere of the old building with the wooden beams in the ceiling and the brick wall. This combined with the modern and minimal furniture and touches adds the perfect Nordic feel.

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// Photo credit: Borja García Studio

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BEAUTIFUL GEOMETRIC PLASTIC RUGS

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Lina Johansson’s beautiful plastic rugs caught my eye with their geometric shapes, graphic patterns and beautiful colours. The style is clean and modern with a bit of a retro vibe, and they are a great way to add some colour or pattern to your home. As they are woven plastic rugs it means that they are easy to wash, long-lasting and nice to walk on. Ideal for any rooms, even for outdoor areas!

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// Photo credit: Lina Johansson

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DETAILS FROM OUR AIRBNB IN TORINO, ITALY

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Ciao! I’ts been a bit quiet on the blog the last week and the reason is that I’m on holiday around Italy. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (username on both is ingridesign) you might have seen already, but the last days we stayed in a lovely airbnb in Torino city centre. It was in a typical Italian 18th century building, but the apartment itself was quite white and modern, with an industrial vibe and quirky details. I thought I would share some detailed shots I took while there, and if you want to see the full listing you can find it here.

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Now I’m off to Alba, so follow along on social media if you want to see more!

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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SCANDINAVIAN HOME WITH A LOT OF PLANTS

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As I am slowly getting everything the way I like it in my own flat I have recently had the urge to add a lot of green plants, so when I saw this cute little Swedish home on Alvhem I instantly loved their use of plants. It does add that little extra personal touch, and having the plants hanging on the wall, the String shelves and the window in the kitchen is such a great idea. Now I feel like going out to purchase more plants…anyone else?

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// Photo credit: Alvhem