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On entering this light and fresh room we are drawn into the relaxed atmosphere. This inviting living space is not only the perfect place to immerse into a book with a coffee in hand, but also a space to socialise with friends and family due to the variety of seating options. With the large glass door opening onto a balcony this room has been gifted with natural light creating a clean and spacious contemporary design.

The light wooden floor and white walls throughout, makes the space appear bigger and creates a plain backdrop for furniture and accessories to stand out. The homeowner has chosen a neutral-coloured softrug, making the space feel warm and cosy, whilst still keeping with the rest of the décor. The plain white walls bring out the exotic green plants that are spaced around the room, making the space more appealing and alive.

The Vitra Panton Chair has a unique silhouette which creates unusual shadows in different lights adding character to the space, whilst still providing additional seating.

The mint green cupboards across the entire wall makes a bold contrast to the white walls behind, creating a feature piece to the room which not only looks stunning, it also offers great storage. The leather handles add a stylish, yet simplistic touch.

The white finishing on the top and bottom on this unit creates a sleek and fresh design. Ornaments on the top reflect unique shadows in the light whilst the displayed books acting as decoration is the perfect way to show off your current favourites and add personality to your home decor. Together, these objects add various shades, patterns and textures and incorporate the common colours seen throughout this room. 

This contemporary living space fills the white walls with various artwork, adding colour and character to the otherwise very plain walls. They further incorporate some of the most common colours seen throughout this room such as beige, browns and greens, complementing with the rest of the décor in this space beautifully.

This larger mint green cupboard provides the homeowner with additional storage space and balances the colour on either side of the room. The stylish side table is the ideal solution for placing books and accessories on whilst relaxing on the sofa.

These traditional-styled dining chairs also appear to be in the same mint green colour.

The mint green bedding is in-keeping with the rest of the apartment’s décor and creates a fresh and cosy atmosphere.

The opposite side of the bedroom features a calming workspace or dressing table for the homeowner. The green potted plant adds colour to this simple and minimalistic room and provides serenity.

The desk complements the cupboards in the living area perfectly, whilst offering a new feel in a grey colour. Compared to this modern-looking desk, the slightly rustic feel to the chair adds character and personality. The large table lamp contrasts with the white walls behind making it quite impressive. Not only looking great, it provides a direct light for nighttime working. If you are looking for a stunning desk lamp such as this, then feel free to browse our wonderful selection of table lamps over on our curated store at beut.

Abstract objects that have been placed on the desk-top compose of different materials and shapes creating an organic feel which is aesthetically pleasing. The traditional painting contrasts with the modern and sleek desk giving a unique and calming feel to space.

We hope this article has given you some much needed inspiration to help you in styling your home.

 

First seen on Coco Lapine Design. Styled by Emma Fischer, photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Alvhem

 

With spring round the corner there is no better time for new beginnings and new plants to transform your space into a colourful and lively atmosphere. Read on to find out how you can inject some life into your space. Also explore our favourite plant recommendations!

If you want to add colour and liveliness into your small balcony, but you can’t find the space, the Ferm Living Bau Balcony Box has been designed for just that. It has two hooks and a metal bracket making it easy to mount on a rail to give any balcony a vibrant and classic look. This industrial styled plant box features a smart drainage system at the bottom and the metal is weatherproof, allowing you to enjoy your balcony plants in the rain or sun. Try growing delicious fruit such as strawberries in your plant box. We recommend growing herbs too, so you can attract bees to your space and pollinate the strawberry plant so you can harvest all the strawberries you can eat during the summer. 

 

The Nordics are known for bad weather. But also for the joys of changing seasons, because there is nothing better when the sun hits your skin for the first time in what feels like an eternity. To celebrate the four seasons, each of these plants bloom at different times of the year so you will have flowers all year round, even in the cold winter months. 

Sedum Succulent – Snowdrop – Cross-leaved heather – Pussy Willow

 

Created out of premium ceramic, these Kristina Dam Bowl Plant Pots add a stylish touch to any space. It’s detailed lines and supporting legs creates a characterised shape to support and cradle the plant. It’s available in four sizes, allowing this stunning planter to cater to almost any plant, whether that be a Banana Palm plant, or something small such as cacti.

 

 

Try growing your own fruit with a strawberry plant, apple tree or sea buckthorn, which are perfect for Nordic – inspired cooking and are happy to live in a pot as long as it is big enough. Not only do you get the joy of delicious fruits, but also the pleasure of beautiful flowers to look at too. Be sure to choose the correct type of apple tree, some variety requires other apple trees nearby to grow apples.

Strawberry – Apple Tree – Sea Buckthorn

 

These photos have been taken from our customers Instagrams: @no33boston & @design_at_no9

The Ferm Living Bau Pot is a popular choice for many plant lovers, with its sleek and sophisticated design, it offers a stylish solution to house botanical florals and succulents within your home or outside space such as a balcony and more. The base of the Bau Pot features a drainage hole for effortless plant care to ensure it doesn’t overfill. Try pairing the Bau Pot with a beautiful green leaf plant such as a Calathea to create a tropical and serene atmosphere into your home. 

The simplicity of the Vitamin Pitch Planter creates an elegant feel which is perfect for displaying interior foliage in style. As seen in the photo above, the brass colour looks great against the black background behind, creating a sophisticated and modern design. This versatile planter can be placed anywhere inside, including a mantelpiece, shelves, or anywhere that you would like. Although designed to hold a stunning plant, it can also make for an aesthetically pleasing stationary holder, makeup brush holder and anything else you may desire.

 

 

Nothing oozes summer more than a large pot filled with beautiful vibrant colours. We have chosen our favourite flowers so you can bring  joy and happiness into your space.

  • Coneflower
  • Lavender
  • Daucus Carota “Dara”
  • Lacy Phacelia

 

 

 

Almost impossible to kill, Succulents look great in almost any space, making them a go to for most plant lovers. The Ferm Living Hourglass Pot holds a grandee gesture to both your home and plants with its elevated and spacious design which offers plenty of room for your plants to spread their roots, perfect for the growth of a succulent – although a shallow pot will be just fine as long as you go for a wider container. The Hourglass Pot comes in three different sizes and can be used for both inside and outdoors, allowing you to make your home, garden or balcony spaces feel more appealing and alive. This contemporary design will be sure to enhance any space it is placed into.

This distinct and unique Gubi Mategot Flow Pot allows you to get creative with what you wish to place in it, whether that be a twig like plant, or a blooming flower. Its refined and original silhouette will finish off any space it is placed in, even if there is no plant in it! We love the ‘mustard gold’ colour as well, which adds a bright and vibrant colour to your space, truly embracing the spring and summer season.

 

Explore the rest of our planter collection here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first thing that comes to mind when deciding the upholstery for your furniture is usually what colour to pick. But while colour is very important, there are many other equally important factors to consider. Read on to find out what you should think about in terms of durability, comfort, style and more.

Durability

The importance of fabric durability varies depending on the piece of furniture, how often it is used, which room it is placed in and personal aspects such as whether you live with small children or pets. The upholstery you choose to buy should reflect on those factors.

Different upholstery’s have different properties, making some more suitable for high-traffic areas such as a living rooms. But don’t worry, there are plenty of upholstery materials that match good looks with durability.

Much of our furniture has been lovingly crafted with high quality materials from Kvadrat and Gabriel, for example the gorgeous Carl Hansen CH468 Oculus Chair made from Kvadrat fabrics, which you can see below.

If you want to see the fabric first-hand before placing your order, you can contact our friendly customer service team for fabric samples, this is by far the best way to experience the upholstery and pair with other furniture in your home to see what works best.  

Style

The style of a fabric can change how the end piece of the furniture appears. It is important to choose a fabric that complements the interior décor of your home.

Some fabrics such as soft velvet appears much more luxury, whilst a bouclé fabric creates a soft and comfortable design. It’s important though that you take into account the durability of the fabric, you may love the look of silk velvet, but is it the most suitable for your busy life of children and pets? However, pieces that don’t get much wear and tear, for example a bedroom chair is perfect for any type of textile.

Perhaps consider the style and character of the piece of furniture you are covering. For example, a more traditional fabric may be more suited for a more traditional frame – for example the Gubi C-Chair Dining Chair in a classic grey upholstery.

 Or get creative and choose a more adventurous fabric to make a statement piece in your home, for example the Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair in velvet.

Choosing Your Own Upholstery

If you want to get even more creative and add originality into your space, you can choose your own unique upholstery. Perhaps you have a loved piece of fabric or leather, maybe with a beautiful pattern, just contact our expert customer service team for more information about pricing and any other queries you may have.

Colour

Colour is also a very important factor when choosing the perfect upholstery for your space, and it is often the first choice you make. It can have a significant impact on how the furniture can look. Are you looking for a statement piece in your room? Or something more subtle to fit in with the rest of your décor?  We offer many colours for you to choose from natural colours such as the gorgeous Ferm Living Rico 3-Seater Sofa to vibrant colours such as the Fritz Hansen Sammen Armchair, coming in multiple bright colours.

Special Considerations

It is important not to forget that fabrics and leathers may naturally age over time. Factors such as the environment in which you’ll be placing your furniture, including how bright the room is, whether you live with pets, and many more may affect your end decision.

Every piece of furniture needs care and attention to maintain the upholstery, some more than others.  Leather develops a nice patina from everyday living, gaining character and marks that may bring a memory into mind. A room with high exposure to light may cause natural fading to occur, meaning it may be necessary to close blinds/curtains when away or not using the room.

Different types of leathers

Certain types of leathers require more maintenance than others. There are various qualities of leather which are suitable for everything from private homes to a busy public area or the most exclusive lounges. There are 4 main leather types:

Loke

The leather type “Loke” is a buffed, embossed ox hide with a coated surface. Hides used for this type of leather are sanded to uniform thickness and then embossed to achieve a professional surface without visible marks. This requires low maintenance and resists most stains and fading from sunlight, perfect for homeowners who want easy maintenance at the lowest possible cost. It is also a perfect choice for restaurants, hotels and high-traffic furnishings.

Thor

The leather type “Thor” is a semi-aniline ox hide with a natural grain and a coated surface. More uniform hides are chosen for this type of leather. It has a uniform surface structure with some visible marks and scars. This leather type requires low-maintenance and resists most stains and fading from sunlight, making this a perfect choice for homeowners who value comfort with low maintenance. This Carl Hansen OW603 Sofa shows off the leathers beautiful look, just one example of our many furnishings upholstered in this quality material.

Sif

If you are looking for the very best comfort and quality leather, Sif would be suitable for you. Sif is a full grain, uncoated pure aniline ox hide. It has the most exclusive touch and the highest breathability and features the most natural surface making scars and other marks visible. This Carl Hansen FH429 Signature Chair shown below looks stunning in the Sif leather upholstery. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. We hope this upholstery guide has informed you in choosing the perfect upholstery for your interior space.

 

Please contact our customer service team at customerservices@beut.co.uk if you require more information on upholstery.

 

 

 

 

In this article, you will discover many different interior styles and spaces, all designed by talented designers from the prestigious Scandinavian designer brand Artek.

Dine in style with this beautiful dining set up by Artek. The bright coloured 69 Chairs add a vibrant expression to the interior space and complement the soft natural wood tones seen on the chairs and 83 Aalto Dining Table. The elegant A331 Beehive Pendant Lamp emits a calming glow onto the table creating a relaxing atmosphere. Gold details on the pendant lamp match the A808 Floor Lamp which sits in the background, creating a strong contrast to the white walls behind. Impressive wall art and décor on the table are the perfect finishing touches to bring the colours together and express character and personality.

Calming, relaxing and elegance and just a few of the words that come to mind when looking at this space. The truly impressive 43 Lounge Chair designed by Alvar Aalto – known as one of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century – offers both style and comfort. The natural wood and black linen in the chair complement the rest of the natural tones featured in this space. Imagine lying on this contemporary chair and gazing at the views that are visible from the large glass doors. This room has been beautifully paired with a large selection of organic green potted plants which bring colour and serenity.

Dark furnishings give this space a very luxury and relaxing feel, whilst the white walls and a large window in the background allows this dining area to still feel light and airy.  Chosen in multiple colours add character and colour. Their beautiful curvaceous design with embracing armrests provides a comfortable seat and a timeless style. The simplistic yet innovative REB 002 Kaari Dining Table complements the chairs perfectly with its dark colours and birch wood on the legs. Above, the dark red A201 Pendant Light creates a stunning lumination when lit, adding to the luxury feel of the room. This space has been elegantly decorated with the Secrets of Finland Candleholder, emitting a relaxing glow when a candle is lit. A green plant placed in a Secrets Of Finland Midsummer Dream Vase adds colour and a unique character.

This cosy lounge space looks like the perfect calming atmosphere for the homeowner to relax with a fire crackling beside. There are many textures throughout this space for example the exposed brick, a patterned rug and the busy bookshelf behind, giving this space plenty of character and personality. The striking Karuselli Lounge Chair offers ultimate comfort to sit for hours on end, whilst adding style and a modern touch to this traditional space. The geometric Trienna Coffee Table complements the lounge chair beautifully with its bold black colour and sleek modern look. The beige lounge chair to the left brings the warm colours back into the space, contrasting with the cooler dark tones of the surrounding furniture. In the background the PN001 Kanto Firewood Rack provides a stylish and practical way to hold the homeowner’s firewood, whilst displaying the warm and cosy colours of the wood.

This 901 Tea Trolley features a minimal and practical design which is simple yet beautiful. Offering a resting place for books, drinks and decorative ornaments, this trolley allows for decoration and functionality. The striking oversized white wheels complement the unique floor lamp in the background, which adds to the minimal design. Above, the brass A330S Golden Bell Pendant Lamp hangs elegantly and emits a warm glow when lit. All these pieces are perfectly placed on an exciting and creative background and floor. The textured rug adds a warm and inviting touch, while the granite floor on a higher level creates a sophisticated and modern feel.

This creative workspace is full of colour and character. The bookcases in the background adds unlimited amounts of colour which match with the abstract wall art and the uniquely designed red chair. The large window in front of the table allows natural light to flood through creating a bright and airy space, which is perfect for creative thinking. Here, the 82B Aalto Dining Table makes for the perfect table to work on as it provides plenty of space, demonstrating its versatility for multiple uses, not just a table to dine on. Night-time working has been made possible with the A808 Floor Lamp which adds some elegance into this very busy space and emits a warm glow over the table. A floor lamp is the perfect substitute if a table lamp takes up too much space on your workspace.

This contemporary space has been beautifully furnished with bold and bright colours. The Kiki Sofa and Lounge Chairs have been chosen in a selection of vivid colours which adds plenty of character to this space. These modern chairs have been designed with striking angles and edges making them very sleek and clean. These feature pieces create a strong contrast against the natural walls and concrete floor, giving the overall atmosphere of the room a simplistic yet beautiful feel. The organic potted green plants add shape and serenity to this stunning interior space.

This beautifully designed space by Artek is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee or delve into a book. The large windows allow natural light to fill the room and displays a stunning view. The patterned rug creates a homely and warm feel to this seating area. Although different, the armchairs have similar designs which complement each other, whilst still having their own unique style. Both feature elegant and smooth curves from the wooden arm rests which creates unique silhouettes and an inviting design. The Ovalette Coffee Table, made from solid oak, matches with the natural colours from the chairs, rug and the outdoor serenity, whilst providing a practical place to display decorative ornaments such as the green plant which adds more colour and life to the space, or perhaps a book or cup of coffee. When dark, the A811 Floor Lamp illuminates the room with a calming ambient glow, providing a practical light for reading once dark and enhances the room with its stylish design.

 

We hope that you have gained some inspiration for you own interior space from this article. Don’t forget to browse the whole of our Artek collection here at beut.

 

 

 

Working from home is now the new normal. With pros and cons to this new way of life, we believe every working environment deserves to look fantastic at all times. Whether you have a dedicated area in your living space or kitchen to work or lucky enough to have a separate home study, Muuto have lovingly designed all the fundamentals of a home office and more to stylishly meet the needs of your own comfort and interior space during the working hours.

Do you find yourself working more at the dining table than your own desk? Then why not treat yourself to the multifunctional table that you see before you? Designs such as the 70/70 table meet the stylistic needs of a desk yet also the functionalities of both a desk and dining table. What’s more, this creation is available in a multitude of different sizes and colours to meet the specifications of your own interior environment.

Another alternative, is the Base Table. Again, perfect as a desk or dining table, this design has a simplistic silhouette inspired by the minimalism of a child’s drawing. The designer Mika Tolvanen wanted to reduce the table to its archetypal form to create a simple yet robust addition to the Muuto range.

How many of us resort to the sofa to work? When the rest of your family have taken up room on the dining table or even desk, you are left with no space to work, right? Wrong! Muuto have invented to the innovative Relate Side Table. Simply slide the base underneath the sofa and then rest your working material on the tabletop. Now you have extra cosy yet functional space to work.

A desk isn’t complete without a chair to sit on. Here at beut, we have a designer selection of office chairs to explore. However, one collection that really stands out to us is the Fiber range by Muuto. Covering, arm chairs, swivel chairs, even chairs with wheels, these seating options have all been designed with your optimal comfort in mind as well as stunning contemporary design behind every structure.

Available in a vast selection of luxury textile and unupholstered options, Muuto offers a chair for every personal taste and interior style. Whether you choose this Fiber Armchair in its burnt orange colourway of the Fiber Side Chair in the sunny yellow shade to brighten your day, Muuto have every variation imaginable.

 

Whether working late at night or on a gloomy day, Muuto offers a wide selection of desk lighting to brighten your workspace with style. For example, the Leaf Table Lamp, available in a selection of stunning colourways or the Beam Table Lamp that offers direct yet functional lighting.

The Focus Lamp, as shown below, not only adds a decorative lighting feature to your interior space, but also provides you with a small trinket tray at the base to hold your everyday items such as rubbers, pencils and paper clips.

Have you thought about where you are going to store all your important files, paper work and bits and pieces? From the Folded Shelves to the luxury Restore Baskets, Muuto have a great range of storage solutions for you and your office.

Ensure that you stay hydrated and refreshed throughout your working day with the Corky Carafe. Not only will it be at your every call when you feel thirsty, it also sits beside you on the desk as a unique and decorative feature.

Muuto really know how to stun us with their fantastic designs. We hope they have with you to! If you have enjoyed exploring these offices just as much as we have, then we believe that you will love the rest of the Muuto selection that we have to offer here at beut.

 

 

 

As you enter this beautiful open space you are greeted by a stunning exposed brick wall. The plain white walls throughout this room enhance the contrast of the colours even more, creating a statement piece to this stunning Swedish home. Exposed brick further adds a warm colour to the otherwise all white walls and floors.

Although in the same room, this space encompasses a kitchen, work, dining and living area making this space the ultimate day time room, and perfect to socialize with friends and family. Whether you want to chill on the sofa or have a meal on the dining table, this space is perfect for almost any occasion.

This homeowner has opted for a pale, soft rug, keeping within the décor of the apartment yet adding warmth and comfort to this living area. The large decorative plant adds colour to this overwise quite neutral space.

The simple and modern large sphere pendant lamp hanging above the living area creates a moon-like structure, which when lit casts a soft warm glow, creating a relaxing atmosphere in the nighttime.

Artistic prints above the sofa offer colour and character to the white walls behind. These pieces of art incorporate some of the most common colours seen through this apartment. The tints of beige, browns, blacks and greys all complement the brick walls perfectly, bringing the space together and intensifying a warmer space throughout.

This sheepskin lounge chair creates the perfect cosy setting within this living space, which looks great paired with the soft rug on the floor. If you like the look of this chair, it is similar to the Gubi Stay Lounge Chair, that we also offer here at beut.

The displayed books not only look great, but they are also the perfect solution to show off your current favourites to your guests. This, together with the other accessories in this space adds personality and character to your home. The green potted plants add colour and serenity to this much-loved neutral space.

The black kitchen and dining chairs create a strong contrast against the white walls and tablecloth. This creates a bold statement which is both sleek and modern. This space composes of a more sophisticated style due to the hard angles of the furniture as opposed to the cosier and softer surfaces in the living area.

The long dining table allows for the space to be both practical and stylish. Emitting a soft ambient glow, the small pendant light above the dining table creates a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.

Large windows illuminate the room with natural light, completely transforming the atmosphere from night to day.

Are you working from home? This workspace is a perfect example of how you can incorporate a practical environment for home working and make it look stylish. The wall art complements the rest of the colours in the apartment, whilst the tints of green in the storage unit match with the green plants throughout the apartment, allowing this space to seamlessly match with the rest of the décor.

As you go upstairs, you see another workspace which has been strategically placed in front of the window to help the homeowner’s creativity and thoughts flow. In the nighttime when this room isn’t full of natural light, the designer desk lamp emits a direct light for the homeowner to work whatever the time of day. Extra storage space is provided in this discreet storage unit which blends into the white walls. 

The abstract wall art and textured rug have been carefully placed in this industrial styled bedroom to spread the brown colours throughout, compromising the exposed brick wall and making it feel cosy and warm.

I hope this has given you some much needed inspiration to help you decorate your home.

First seen on Coco Lapine Design.  Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Alvhem.

 

 

 

This beautiful light flooded room is not only the perfect place to socialise with friends and family, it is also a space where you can relax with coffee, snacks or delve into a book. To the right, the floating sideboard is an ideal storage solution and creates the illusion of additional space. On top stands the Flos Taccia Table Lamp which emits a soft and ambient glow transforming this room into a cosy space to relax when dark. The ceiling to floor white linen curtains combined with the light grey walls set the perfect neutral backdrop for accessories and textiles.

The stunning centre piece to this gorgeous contemporary room is the Gubi Adnet Coffee Table , a modern and unique addition.  In the light, the glass top creates stunning reflections from the objects that have been perfectly placed on top. The designer lounge chair offers more seating to socialise with friends and compromises beautifully with the rest of the light-coloured furniture, keeping this space fresh for anytime of the year. The huge textured rug fills the floor, creating the perfect canvas for the furniture to stand on. Lying on hard wooden floor, this rug transforms the room into a warm and cosy room for relaxing in. 

 Muted orange, red and yellow in the art prints, linen pillow cases and accessories brighten up this otherwise neutral space giving it personality and character. These colours bring the space together, intensifying a warmer atmosphere throughout. The layered pillows incorporate depth and texture to the white sofa, creating a more inviting, cosier feel. Contrasting beautifully with the light grey walls, the sleek Ferm Living Socket Brass Pendant light offers the perfect direct light for reading.  

This large window allows natural light to flood through the centre, transforming the atmosphere. The green plant looks as though it’s growing out of the window, adding slight colour and a sense of serenity to this living room. Displayed perfectly are the accessories on the window seal which enhances the space by providing it with personality and texture.

 

First seen on Coco Lapine Design. Photography credited to Bjurfors.

 

 

Here at beut we believe that lighting is just as important and impactful as an eye-catching wallpaper or other furnishings within your home. In fact, it is a piece of interior architecture that should be chosen wisely. Whether you want to light up your desk space or cast a warming glow over your living area, we have everything you need, informing and inspiring you to make that all important decision.

When choosing your perfect light, you need to consider whether you want to make a statement, if you need your light to be ambient or rather a light that will assist you while working. Importantly, think about where your light will be situated. Will it be indoors, in a high moisture interior such as the bathroom or even outdoors?

Statement Lighting

Lighting doesn’t only need to be functional. Creating a statement with lighting can be the most influential and memorable piece of your home or interior space to you and your guests. It can finish a room off exquisitely, whilst also acting as a structural piece of art.

We think that you can add statement lighting into any area of your home. Whether you want to create the ‘wow’ factor in a commercial or residential space, we offer many lighting designs that we believe will create a magnificent display in any interior space. Whether you choose an iconic pendant light, grande pendant system or rather a cluster of similar pendants, there is a design for everyone. Why not suspend a pendant system over your kitchen island or at the center of your hallway? Or, cluster a small selection of pendant lights to illuminate your staircase. Commercial areas benefit greatly from statement lighting. The grande, illuminating effect creates a warming and invigorating environment to welcome guests. Spaces such as bars and restaurants can suspend multiple pendant lights above the bar to enhance the main focal point of its interior space.

Discover some iconic lighting designs that we believe will create a stunning statement within your space.

Ambient Lighting

Every interior needs light! Not only does lighting serve a practical and functional need, it also is a great way to add style and personality into your home. Ambient lighting replaces the natural light when it is not present. Although generally only used within the darker hours, ambient lighting is the most common form of lighting that the majority of us choose to illuminate our homes with.

Often pendant lights, ambient lighting is the perfect way to light up the center of a living room, bedroom or dining room. Situate above a dining table for the ultimate focal piece. Furthermore, why not cluster a selection of pendant lights together for a show-stopping showpiece that can be a statement even when the light is switched off. The wide variety of ambient lighting that is available makes it the perfect choice for any style of interior space. Not only are pendant lights suitable for our residential homes, they are also widely used within commercial areas as well such as bars, restaurants, retail stores and offices. What’s more, chandeliers can also be an appropriate choice of ambient lighting.

Here are just a few of our designer lights that we think would provide you with the most stunning ambient light.

Task Lighting

Working and studying at home comes with the high demand for task lighting. Task lighting is great for when you need direct and focused light for a particular task such as working on a computer, writing or reading. Task lighting does not need to just be functional, it can be highly stylish as well. For example, a desk lamp or table lamp will assist you as you work at your desk in the evening or as you read before sleep at nighttime. What’s more, a variety of desk lamps have the ability to adjust the direction of their light so that you can freely choose the position you want to read or work in. Not only do they have the high functionality to move, most table lamps are dimmable which means you can set the light to your own atmospheric requirements.

Task lighting can also come in the form of a floor lamp or wall light where it can be positioned behind a sofa or armchair providing you with the perfect glow to enjoy a spot of reading.

Explore some of our favourite lighting designs that are perfect for when you want to study hard into the night.

Bathroom Lighting

Before you choose your ideal bathroom light, you must consider the safety of your decision first. When choosing your bathroom light, please make sure that it has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of at least IP44. This will make sure your light is protected from water splashes.

Wall lights, flush ceiling lights and spot lights are a great choice for bathrooms as not only they look great, they also come compact with no hanging wires or outstanding edges to worry about. Just because a bathroom provides you with slightly less choice in lighting, you can still find a light to create a magnificent impact in your room. Explore our bathroom lighting collection to find your dream bathroom light.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is just as important as interior lighting in our opinion. It can provide you with a serene and tranquil space outside to enjoy outdoor dinner parties and barbeques with friends and family. Nowadays, the designer lighting industry has offered us with many unique designs for our outdoor spaces including wall lamps, floor lamps, table lights and even the odd outdoor pendant light.

Likewise to bathroom lighting, outdoor lighting also needs to have an IP rating of at least IP44 to protect themselves from general water splashes and general wear and tear of the outdoors.

Please note that when installing outdoor lighting, all wiring must be protected and metalwork earthed.

Understand Ingress Protection Ratings

IP ratings are split into two parts. The first digit relates to the ingress of particles and ranges from 0 (no protection) to 6 (dust tight). The second digit represents the ingress of moisture and spans from 0 (no protection) to 8 (protection from complete submersion under pressure).

Making sure the IP rating is right for your space before you purchase any light, it is undeniably one of the most important factors to consider.

Choose A Bulb That’s Right For You And Your Space

Incandescent Bulbs

Commonly used, incandescent bulbs are crafted with a filament wire to cast a warming glow.

CFL Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Lamps are also known as energy saving bulbs. Although they give off a similar glow to incandescent bulbs, they use up to 70% less energy, meaning you are saving money whilst doing your bit for the planet. What’s more, CFL bulbs are safer to handle as they produce less heat.

LED Bulbs

Not only are they extremely eco-friendly, they are also one of the longer-lasting bulbs that you can use. These bulbs can last up to a whopping twenty five years. LED bulbs use up to 90% les energy than incandescent bulbs, whilst emitting a soft warm glow into your interior space.

Halogen Bulb

Emitting a cooler, white light, halogen bulbs are crafted from high-grade glass to tolerate high temperatures, meaning that they can become too hot to handle. However, they are slightly more eco-friendly than an incandescent bulb as they use 20% less energy.

We hope our lighting guide has informed and inspired you to make your decision on the perfect lighting design for you and your space. Explore our whole designer lighting collection for more stunning designs from a wide variety of prestigious designers including Tom Dixon, GANT and Fritz Hansen.

Ferm Living noticed Luise Vindahl’s creative passion of vegetarianism, health and superfoods, from the blog that this talented creative established back in 2009. Her kitchen portrays a stunning composition of some of Ferm Living’s finest designs. The Danish design brand caught up with Louise on a sunny summer’s morning to discuss her interests that are intertwined into this gorgeous kitchen design.

A superb creator of a blog, five cookbooks, an app and a range of social media channels, Luise has an underlying talent of a fantastic Interior Designer too, as we can see from her home. Luise, her husband and children take ultimate pride in the home that they live in.

Dedicating most of her time to her newfound love of vegetarianism, Luise spends most of her days on Green Kitchen Stories. In her own words, “Green Kitchen Stories is like a fourth child – or, maybe we should say our first? Whether we gather around our dining table at home or are out travelling and trying new dishes, Green Kitchen Stories is always with us. It is part of our family.”

The cooling mint coloured kitchen is the perfect representation of her self-made business as well as portraying a calming and tranquil atmosphere, ideal for cooking up a storm surrounded by family. We love the way that Luise has displayed random objects around her kitchen. Exotic vegetables are set out like ornaments, whilst serving accessories are placed conveniently on the edge of the stunningly smooth, granite worktops.

Not only has the homeowner decided to create a statement of her kitchen with flamboyant artwork designs, she has also chosen a simplistic yet highly stylish pendant lighting configuration from Ferm Living’s Collect series. The stunning light casts a warming glow on to the top of her work surfaces as she prepares heart-warming meals for her family and friends.

Luise has passed her passion onto her children, who adore creating new and exciting recipies as much as she does. The bright colours and spacious layout of this interior space, makes it the perfect family friendly kitchen.

The charming brass door handles on the cupboards are a subtle yet contemporary and attractive detail situated around the kitchen.

In keeping with the vibe of this kitchen space, natural elements such as firewood and herbs as been decoratively stored and displayed to invite a fresh and invigorating feeling. Draped gently over the side of the kitchen is Ferm Living’s Hale Tea Towel. Functional as well as decorative, this textile piece is an essential to a busy cook.

Showcasing one of Luise’s healthy smoothie recipies, the Ferm Living Ripple Carafe Set is not only a stylish serving accessory, it will also make the ideal gift to a loved one. This award-winning design doubles up as a carafe as well as a stunning drinking glass.

This house is full of architectural statements. For example, the fireplace nestled in the corner of this living space is a gorgeous relic that has time travelled into this 21st century styled home. A quaint children’s desk has been positioned by the wall to keep Luise’s children occupied as she works up a sweat over the stove. An eye-catching, pink piece of art adds a pop of colour into this beige painted room.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring this beautiful home as much as we have.

 

We are proud to present Fritz Hansen’s full range of designer and contemporary furniture. From 3 seater sofas and lounge chairs to dining chairs and foot stools, the fantastic Danish design brand Fritz Hansen, have curated the most stunning furniture collection to provide your interior space with upmost style and functionality.

Whether you desire a cool and collected interior or a bright and funky space, the furniture range from Fritz Hansen offers many eye-catching colours such as blood orange and vivid red as well as softer shades of cream and grey. Above you can see the Ro Sofa, Pot Chair and Lune Sofa showcasing a stunning shade of orange, perfect for creating a sunny interior space.

Not only do the design-led pieces within this range make great home additions, the versatility in some of the designs make them the perfect statements for commercial spaces to. What about a collection of Pair Chairs for the ideal, comfortable conference arrangement? Or how about to add a highly stylish presence around a meeting table?

We have fallen in love with this beautiful pretty in pink shade that is seen throughout the whole furniture collection. Fritz Hansen strive to create iconic pieces such as the Favn Sofa that offers design enthusiasts with unique shapes and styles to contour their interior space. Many of the pieces within the range can be paired together at ease. For example, the Fri Easy Lounge Chair has been lovingly situated next to the Planner Coffee Table.

You could enjoy a cosy evening in or a sophisticated evening out on the Plenum Sofa. The famous design can be used both privately and commercially for any dining or leisurely needs. Likewise, icons like the Swan Chair pose as perfect pieces to relax in. Other dining designs such as the Ant Chair has been designed to fit into almost any interior space.

A simple, wooden dining table such as the Essay Table accommodates most dining chair designs. The Sammen Chair is not only highly stylish, it has also been crafted with the finest textile materials to provide you with ultimate comfort and luxury.

The way you tell a story with furniture throughout your home, tells your guests a lot about you. Whether you choose to mix and match items, like the above homeowner has done with their collection of Grand Prix Chairs or pair siblings together as demonstrated by the PK11 Chair, Fritz Hansen provides you with a vast amount of choice to choose from.

Don’t let the popping wallpaper in the background distract you from the stunning combination that Fritz Hansen have pieced together with the PK54 Table and the small collection of No1 Nendo Chairs.

What’s you style? Sophisticated or casual? No matter what dining table you have in your interior currently, we believe that all the dining chairs that we have on offer from Fritz Hansen will finish your dining space off perfectly. Featured above are the Little Giraffe Chair and the extremely famous Drop Chair, designed by the prestigious designer, Arne Jacobsen.

A pop of colour has been introduced into these interiors by the Oksen Lounge Chair, Nap Chair and Swan Chair. They have been surrounded by darker features such as the Lissoni Sofa and Dot Stool that all play a huge part in the comfort and functionality of the home.

Once again, Fritz Hansen have utilized a wide variety of bright colours in this space to illuminate the sheer beauty and detail incorporated into their designs.

Think twice about what you consider the pieces of art in these interior spaces. We think that the leather Drop Chair and the jazzy Egg Chair are more artistic than the pieces of artwork on the wall.

The traditional styled PK31 Sofa seen to the right sits as if it has been a part of its interior for years.

Sometimes we think that it is totally necessary to have three side tables to display and store your items rather than just one on its own. That is why we believe the PK71 Nesting Tables are perfect. Alternatively, a solid wooden side table such as the Tray Table is equally as useful.

As said before, Fritz Hansen only craft their pieces out of the highest quality materials and textile finishes. A couple of our favourites are the Series 7 Chair in velvet as well as the Fri Easy Chair.

Here, the PK80 Daybed has been adorned with some of the most luxurious soft furnishings by Fritz Hansen, including the Vertigo and Tassel Cushion.

We think that library spaces would be even more popular if they were filled with designer pieces such as the Via57 Chair.

The PK22 Easy Chair is the perfect chair to sit back and relax and admire the beauty of the rest of your interior space.

The China Chair and PK24 Lounge Chair are perfect examples of the true quality and design-led enthusiasm of Fritz Hansen’s pieces.

The Planner Shelving by Fritz Hansen is both a stylish and functional way to display your everyday items. Available in a variety of configurations, the Planner Shelving is a versatile design that will suit most office and living interiors.

Have you found the perfect piece for your interior space yet? If not, explore the rest of the fantastic furniture collection from Fritz Hansen.