Bold patterns and colours infuse the stylish retro-meets-modern family home of Ferm Living founder Trine Andersen
Industrial it may be, but the family’s furnishings and personal objects give the warmth of a comfortable – if minimalist – home. At the heart of the living room, a large woven rug zigzagged by pinks, reds and oranges effuses warmth and cosiness – there’s also underfloor heating to ensure feet never get chilly in winter. Next to the rug sits a squashy grey sofa from B&B Italia, dotted with retro cushions with geometric patterns from the Ferm Living collection. A gallery of intriguing artworks add colour to the adjacent wall – notably a pair of faces in pinks, yellows and blues. They are works by the couple’s friend, the artist Christoph Ruckhäberle. “I like the simplicity of the shapes and colours,” says Trine.
Undoubtedly one of the most striking objects in the room is a large silver tricycle, designed by Dutch company Convert-O Bike. “We came across it in a science store and we just had to buy it,” says Trine. “It’s a design piece really. August likes to clamber on it, but it’s a bit too heavy to ride.” A far better option is his blue motorbike, which he uses to zoom across the parquet floor. On a small coffee table perches a basket knitted out of chunky, mustard-coloured wool. “I’m not actually that accomplished a knitter,” confesses Trine. “But I can do scarves.”
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