Monday, January 28, 2008

Turning a New Leaf

Norrine, at Walnut Wallpaper, recently put up ferm LIVING's Leaf wallpaper in her home. We were so excited that she chose it and couldn't wait to see how it turned out. She's having it professionally photographed, so we'll be sure to post those pictures, but in the meantime, here's a little sneak peek. I really love the colors of this design. Very soothing, I think. Thank you for the picture, Leslie!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Into the Gold

Ever since ferm LIVING came out with its Graphics in Nature collection last fall, I've been dying to get the Wilderness pattern up on my wall. I finally made some time last week to hang it, and I'm thrilled with the result!

The before scene.


All done!

To work the gold and white design into the mix, I picked a really dark raisin colored paint for the rest of the walls in the dining room and a light gray for the adjacent living room. The painting was a lot of work (and a lot of noise according to my not so neighborly downstairs neighbors...), but totally worth it!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sweet Things

We were so excited to see WallCollection in Daily Candy, San Francisco, today. Our new custom service offers people a way to create their own unique wall images, or they can chose designs from a gallery of international artists. Thank you so very much for featuring us, Andrea!

One of my favorite artists, Julia Rothman, has some beautiful offerings at WallCollection. This is her Pebblecones design. Too sweet!

The sun was shining so perfectly this morning that I couldn't help but take a little walk around my neighborhood and grab some coffee. Just thought I'd share some more very sweet things from my stroll.

This little girl is named Finley. Nothing could be cuter. I'm quite sure of that! Finley belongs to John, the owner of AREA, one of my favorite home stores in San Francisco. I make excuses to stop by and see Finley all the time. Today's was pretty lame. Something about checking whether this cool desk clock had come in (since, it hadn't yesterday when I checked in, or the day before that, or the day before that...).

Next stop two doors down - Eden & Eden, which has got to be the sweetest shop in the city. I picked up these gorgeous floor pillows. Mustard colored velvet with a screened antique wallpaper print in plum. Ahhhhh....yum.

I picked up some dessert from Stella Pastry for later. This sacripantina is the most light and fluffy dessert imaginable. It's like eating a sugary cloud of joy. I can't wait to dive in.

Okay, I've procrastinated enough. Back to work. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ferm Nation

Kim Cook of the Associated Press just wrote a really fun article about wall decals. It was so exciting to see ferm LIVING pop up in all sorts of places like Houston, Texas,

Halifax, Nova Scotia, and

Savannah, Georgia.

Thank you so much for including us in your story, Kim!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lofty Love Birds!

We just received a fun email from Stephanie who recently purchased a Love Birds Wall Sticker. She wrote, "Here is how I used my new wall sticker 'Lovebirds', up high on my loft between my cast iron crows (on ledge) and my little birdy cuckoo clock. I trimmed the branches a little so it would look like it was coming out of the wall.
Love it!" We LOVE it too! And, I'm loving that clock against the lime green. What a fabulous loft space - so modern and fun! Thanks, Stephanie!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Out with the Old, In with the Gold

We're giving away a ferm LIVING wall sticker over at Apartment Therapy! You just need to leave a comment with the design of your choosing, and you'll be automatically entered to win. I recommend going gold! I'm actually about to add a golden touch to my dining room and start off the New Year with a fresh look to my apartment.

To glitter things up a bit, I decided to switch my black branch wallpaper over to the wilderness in white and gold. So far, I've managed to remove the branches which was bittersweet because I really loved the bold, natural design.

It turns out removing the wallpaper was a lot less challenging that picking out paint. I'm now obsessed with choosing the perfect shade to work with the gold and white, as well as the rest of my apartment. My fourth trip to Fregosi & Co. Paint has got to be my last. I can't wait to post the final results, because that will mean I made a decision...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Year's Resolution No. 2

2. Turn old into new. Stephanie just put her Berry Black wall sticker (and ferm birdie sample - so cute!) on a freshly painted off white chest of drawers. She told us that this used to be a beat up, old pine piece covered in stickers. She just painted it white and added the wall sticker, and said "what a total awesome transformation and so easy to do…….. yea.. !!" I adore this chest of drawers and am totally inspired and now resolve to revamp a old set us shelves I have this way instead of just replacing them like I normally would. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous craftiness with us, Stephanie! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Year's Resolution No. 1

1. Add personality to your living space.

Jeanne, in Menlo Park, CA, just sent us this picture of her gorgeous living room. Wallpapering this room was her first post-Christmas project, and she did it fabulously. The white and gold Wilderness pattern looks beautiful with the dark floor lamps and delicate throw pillows. I've resolved to wallpaper my dining room in the Wilderness pattern as well. That's one resolution I'll be sure to keep. Thank you, Jeanne, for sharing your ferm living room with us! Happy New Year!

Monday, January 7, 2008

A Royal Christmas

Jill, an architect in Seattle and our very first customer (!), just sent us this picture of her pretty pink Christmas tree in her boldly Kingflowered living room. We LOVE everything about it. Plus, I really want that couch. Thank you so much, Jill! And Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!

Dan, our favorite "web guy," just sent us these pictures from his NYE party. He put up his Power Pole just in time to ring in the New Year (and receive a ton of compliments from his guests...).

What a perfect way to ring in the New Year - great friends, great food, great decor.

And video games. What is that Dan? It thought you'd have a Wii. Thanks so much for sending us these pictures. Happy 2008!