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Ferm Living – Lines

I’m currently in the process of gently persuading some lovely new clients to step outside of their comfort zone. I wouldn’t really be doing my job if I didn’t just a wee bit. I’ve eyed up the perfect wallpaper. And I’d love to use it on all four walls.

Come see.

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Ferm Living’s, Lines Wallpaper is a new release for 2016. And it’s bloody gorgeous. The design comes in Dark Blue, Mint, Grey and Off White. Any guesses as to which my fave is?

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Lines in Dark Blue by Ferm Living

This geometric, yet über elegant wallpaper is clearly inspired by Art Deco design. The delicate golden lines creating a subtle yet striking pattern. And it’s this blend of bold without being brash that makes it perfect for this couple’s new living room.

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They’ve just moved in and are already getting stuck into modernising this 5 bed Edwardian house. The architect is tackling the back of the house and i’m getting to have some fun in this space.

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The room is 5.5m x 4.5m with super expansive 3m high ceilings giving us plenty of wall to take a pattern. The homeowner’s love of mid-century furniture design, which is on a much smaller scale than traditional Victorian/Edwardian furniture means we’ve just got to scale up somewhere. The walls are key to this room.

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This clean, over-sized, geometric landscape wallpaper will prevent this expansive room from feeling disconnected. The landscape element being the important bit as it carries your eye around the room, not up. We don’t need to make the ceilings feel any higher than they already are.

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The room is also west facing, so basically, dark. Until about 5pm for a few hours and then dark again.

If it’s so dark, shouldn’t you use a light colour on the walls?

Yeah, sure. You could do. Take a look at the magnolia walls above. Does it work? No. It just looks grubby. Whatever colour you put on these walls, the room is going to look dark. Because it is a dark room. Simples.

What about white?

Yeah, white would actually be the worst colour in this space as it looks so grey and shadow-y in poor light. And just to dispel the myth that my entire house is like an underground, “off-black” cave, where I have to wear one of these to make a brew…

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…half of my own house is white. Sometimes it’s the best (non) colour for a space. But for this room… it isn’t.

So if you have the dark blue wallpaper on every wall, isn’t it going to be really dark in the day?

Yes. Perhaps it will a little. But you won’t be there. You’re at work all day. Then you get home and eat dinner in the kitchen/diner, sort life stuff out and only come and plonk yourself on the sofa on an evening, gin in one hand, a throw in the other and several lamps on. Sounds cosy no?

So, have I convinced you? All around the room yeah? Here are a few more piccies I spotted of my travels. Hopefully they will help swing it.

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You like? Talk to me.

14 Comments

  1. I LOVE that wall paper, and I HATE wallpaper. It is too fiddly. BUT, I love stenciling on walls (not fiddly???) and I could see myself making a similar design with paint. Very clean style, very elegant, and you are right, draws the eye around the room, not up. And would look great with the furniture they already have in case you let them keep it. If you don’t, I wish there was a way to beam that lovely modern sofa and coffee table over to me.

    • Ha. Oh the sofas and table are staying. I’m working around it. Don’t get your hopes up! Really glad you like it. It really is the perfect wallpaper for a wallpaper hater.
      (ps. the Ritchie sofas are from made.com if you wanted to ogle)

  2. Karen, We love how you have transformed this room and really shown how a darker wallpaper can really enhance a space, the dark blue Lines wallpaper is an elegant choice too. Looks amazing and a great post too

  3. Lesley says

    Yes I really like the wallpaper, loving wallpaper at the mo. However, not convinced on every wall, how about some gold in the chimney recesses?

    • Hmmm…. With the plans for the rest of the room (gold details & yellow details) I really think breaking it up will actually look too busy. I’m sticking to my guns on this one me thinks! 🙂

  4. Lulutrix says

    Jury’s out on this one MS. Although I LOVE the wallpaper! (Will this complement my beloved Stiffkey – that is the question?) I hope your guns can pull it off:-) Look forward to the reveal…as always. Good luck!!🍀

    • Cheers misses. Stiffkey and Hague is defo a contender here for a colour match. Awaiting the sample arrival as we speak!x

  5. God I love this wallpaper. It is a massive contender for my favourite wallpaper ever. It’s the only thing I’ve seen that has made me want to redecorate my bedroom which is currently painted dark blue. I can’t wait to see this room come together. I really hope they go for it.

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