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Ferm Living founder's fun interiors

Bold patterns and colours infuse the stylish retro-meets-modern family home of Ferm Living founder Trine Andersen

Posted: 6 September 2011
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

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There’s another, larger knitted brown basket which serves as a cosy container for August’s toys. In one corner of the room sits a retro wooden play cooker, painted blue, with black heat pads painted on. It’s another of Trine’s “ferm” creations – only this piece is a one-off. “I found this old chest of drawers at my parents’ summer house,” she says. “It was such a cute piece of furniture but it didn’t quite fit in the house, so I gave it a new lease of life as a toy for August.”

An assortment of quirky ornaments adds to the room’s retro character. On top of a cabinet sits a model of a molecule, with colourful wooden balls. “I’m really inspired by old-fashioned material from the school chemistry lab – all those models, bottles and periodic table charts,” says Trine. “I was actually really bad at chemistry at school, but I like the look of it now.” Another curious object is a pink, pointy-headed figure with a black mask. “It’s a design by textile designer Alexander Girard,” says Trine. “It was a Christmas present from August to me, although I don’t think he picked it out himself.”

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