sneak peek: trine of ferm living


i’m always in awe when an email arrives in my inbox saying something like, “we did a ‘photoshoot’ this weekend (luckily the sun was shining ;-) i hope you can use some of the pictures.” use them? grace and i were totally blown away! but really, we shouldn’t have expected anything less from the founder and creative manager of ferm living, trine andersen, a woman whose visit to a clairvoyant (just for fun), combined with a longtime dream, turned into a successful enterprise incorporating her passion for graphic design, interiors and fashion. today she and her husband martin graciously open the doors to their danish home (which acts as an incredible window to danish design). and if what you see below isn’t enough, you can check out more, full-sized images here. [thanks trine!] -anne

[above: temporary bedroom. . . soon to be kids room ;) . . . original door handles from ’65 maintained throughout the house. . .wallpaper (wilderness) and bedding (flower mess) from ferm living. . .lamp from IKEA. . . chair found at a flea market. . . gold frog was a present to trine from martin (royal copenhagen)]

living room for tv and chilling out. . . couch from illums bolighus, copenhagen . . . table is vintage found at a web auction. . . lamp: flos. . . table vases are vintage, floor vase kahler by holmegaard. . . pillows by ferm living. . . magazine holder is own design.

entree. . . wall dots wallpaper from ferm living. . . coat rack = flea market find . . . fig cactus.

make up table in bedroom (table from room/habitat) . . . the stool is a copy of an old french stool. . . the pillow is a prototype of a new ferm living design.

bathroom (remodeled two years ago). . . light bulb wall stickers from ferm living. . . plastic cupboards from kartell. . . handmade vases from claydies. . . step on can from vipp.

kitchen (renovated four years ago). . . digital printed custom wall from wall collection.

home office with feather wallpaper by ferm living. . . vintage hans olsen chairs from an auction. . . lamps by le klint and light years. . . we made the shelf and table ourselves from an oak tree that was stained black.

the house was built in 1965 and is surrounded by old trees. we added the balcony last spring and have enjoyed it a lot already!

sunday brunch on the balcony! cups and plates by royal copenhagen.

we’re expecting a baby in august and can’t help start collecting all kinds of fun stuff to put in the kids room ;-) . . . teddy bear from trine’s grandmother, red horse from sweden, vintage doll from bon point. . . puppet on a string (gift from neighbors). . . snowglobe from new york. . . gold shoes from spring court (size 18) . . .


Beautiful! This is the best sneak peek in a while. I want to see more of the bathroom!


Gorgeous space. I’m in love with the jewelry tree on the make up table. Please tell us where it came from?


wow… the photos are stunning! I’m sure your baby will have a lot of fun memories in this place.


Wow I really want to move in. i love the wallpaper throughout. it really shows that wallpaper is still very cool and relevant.


Trine – your home is stunning! And, the balcony picnic is quite hygge, yes? I can’t wait to come visit!


Oh wow… I could go without the wallpaper in the office (how is one to focus with giant peacock feathers in the background?) but everything else is amazing!! Love the colors, the mod furniture, and the textures!


holy cow! those pictures are incredible. thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.


thanks for all the wonderful comments!!! We really appreciate it.
The jewelry tree is from a vintage shop in Copenhagen, but I’m pretty sure I have seen something similar, I just can’t remember from wich company… I’ll write if I figure it out ;-)

Elizabeth W

when i go to sleep tonite i will visit this place in my dreams! sooooo beautiful! how could anyone feel mopey with so many happy colors and shapes everywhere


loooove this sneak peek. it all looks so good! hard to pick a favourite bit..

I love the world map wall sticker on the ferm living website, gutted I cant get it here in the UK :(


really inspiring! yet another wonderful impetus to move out of my rental so i can do things like add wallpaper in the office. ;)


Thanks Mette! I see the site does the peacock feather wallpaper as well! hurrah!!!


I know this is a ridiculous question seeing how amazing these photos are for so many other reasons than this – but does anyone know where I could find a black plastic Victorian hair brush like the one in photo #6? It’s to die for!


Kristin, I was thinking the same thing!
Everything on that dressing table is absolutely gorgeous, especially the hairbrush!


Loved this interior. It’s elegant but still so very liveable and personal.


Trine, the horse from Sweden is called a dala horse.


Hi! where in the world would I find a basket like the gorgeous yellow one in that picture. I want it so bad it is exactly what I have been looking high and low for. Your house is so dreamy. swoon.


What an absolutely wonderful house tour (enough for me to come out of hiding and post my first comment). Each room looks beautiful.


wonderful house, great taste

would be happy to join you for brunch anytime.


I think the “jewelry tree” is actually an old “gumdrop tree” people used to place the candy on. My mom has some from her childhood (1950s). I bet you could find one in an antique store, especially around Christmas.


I was looking for a vintage seat for my desk and I ‘d like to know if anybody knows where I can find something like this one in the office ? (website or contact)

Thanks a lot !