Spring is coming and my appetite for the outdoors is growing with every minute that the days are getting longer. The brighter, sunnier days have nothing to do with my mood, you have not brightened anything and given me so much more energy than these gray, seemingly endless winter days. I love the vivid change of seasons and the gentle transition from the cold, gloomy winter to the colorful, busy spring. Life is now taking place outside again. What am I particularly looking forward to? On the green, that finally sprouts again and the flowers that envelops Zurich in her spring dress, the revived street cafes, the crackling of brightly cleaned Vespas, the thought of lazy days at the lake, the characteristic ping-pong sounds and on it, the morning coffee outside again on the small city balcony to enjoy. The garden centers also speak a clear language: here feels half of the city with their shopping carts in the shopping maze around and loads them happily with fresh herbs, terracotta pots and seedlings, which are to revive their small balconies. Spring is a feeling and never longing for the warm days is greater than when they are within reach and the whole off-season is ahead of you. Liiv is in the mood for spring, are you?
I dedicate today’s blog post entirely to the topic of spring and the reviving life outside on our balcony. Do you still lack the right furniture and accessories for the right spring feeling in your outdoor room? Then read on! Not only do I give some styling tips for your little outdoor oasis, but you can also win a beautiful Spring Set by Fermob and Ferm Living .
The beauty of spring is that it always comes when it is most needed.
(Jean Paul, German writer, 1763-1825)
I can not wait to invite my friends on the first aperitif of the year on my small but fine balcony, to pick fresh herbs for a homemade pesto or to paint my nails in the morning with coffee and sunshine. I also like to turn my outdoor room into a mini-garden or into a studio, get creative, pull out my sewing machine or even want to quickly paint a piece of furniture (matching my best DIYs for the balcony). Then everything else that is left standing on balconies must be stowed away again, space-saving enough space to allow for all small and large projects that you want to implement in the fresh air.
The right decor for your little outhouse
Setting up a small balcony is usually not that easy. Too many ideas, what you want to do outside and too many things that you want to accommodate somehow – but just as quickly can be cleared out of the way as well, if the outside life needs more space again.
The right choice of furniture is the alpha and omega here. Because as cozy as a snug outoor lounge may seem, it’s not for busy ghosts like me who want more than just lazing around on the mini-balcony. A versatile all-rounder is the folding table and his faithful companion, the folding chair.
Fermob – with charm and functionality
The Fermob Bistro Line made of metal is the perfect choice here. The bistro table and associated chairs not only give your balcony a stylish “Parisienne chic” and can be stowed away to save space, they are also available in 23 refreshing colors and defy all weather conditions. Absolutely easy-care, UV-resistant and promise longevity and thus long lasting pleasure due to a high protection treatment and rust treatment. The garden set from the traditional French manufacturer is a true classic. Just the right thing for your small city balcony.
For a long time I’ve been in the Ripple Collection of Ferm Living . No question that the Ripple glasses and carafe on my small aperitif table were not allowed to be missing. Also from Ferm Living : The beautiful wooden cutting boards. The linen napkin is by Søstrene Grene and perfectly matches the tone of the linden green Fermob set.
Win your Fermob x Ferm Living Garden Set
Did the linden green Fermob set conquer your heart as well? Then take part in our competition and win the Fermob garden set and my little aperitif plate, consisting of:
- Fermob, round garden table ‘Bistro’ in linden green
- Fermob, garden chair ‘Bistro’ in a set of 2 in linden green
- Ferm Living, carafe ‘Ripple’
- Ferm Living, drinking glasses ‘Ripple’ in a set of 4
- novel, ‘Our souls at night’ by Kent Haruf
And so you take part:
- follow @ liiv.blog, @mooris_studio and @fermob on Instagram
- Follow Liiv, Mooris and Lea Bo on Pinterest
- Leave a comment to this blogpost and tell us for what this Fermob garden set would be perfect for.
The raffle lasts until April 14 . Shipping only within Switzerland.
Fermob, Ferm Living – “Je ferme là!” Because now it’s time to give my little balcony a beauty treatment and make it ready for spring. What are your plans for this Sunday?
Plenty of anticipation for the warm open air days and an extra dose of sunshine,
Your Lea Bo
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Text and styling: Lea Bollhalder // Photos: Mooris