NOW THROUGH 8/22
HAY Living Room Sale
And we're excited to partner with HAY on their summer living room promotion. Now through 8/22, shop online and in-store and take 15% off HAY sofas, rugs, coffee tables, and more.
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New Floor Models
Our newest arrivals are directly inspired from our spring journeys to
We're pleased to share those with you and so much more with new must-see floor models from HAY, GUBI, Muuto, MENU, and Normann Copenhagen. And we're not exaggerating when we say the MENU Plinth literally took our breath away when it arrived in the shop last Friday.
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Gubi 9602 Floor Lamp
Muuto Loft Stool
Gubi 5321 Shell Lamp
Gubi Bat Lounge Chair
Muuto Enfold Sideboard
Ferm Living Rico Lounge Chair
Menu Plinth in Rose Marble
Normann Copenhagen Eddy Table Lamp
PLANT CARE 101 WITH
NANNIE INEZ & FROND
What does overwatering look like? Signs of overwatering include yellowing leaves and black stems. To fix this, pluck yellow leaves and cut away any soft black spots. Make sure there isn’t damage to the roots by removing plant from its pot and shaking soil from roots. If there are any mushy roots, cut them away. Repot plant with fresh soil and reduce the amount or frequency of water from before.
What does under watering look like? If your plant isn’t getting enough water or humidity you will first see browning, crispy edges on the leaves of your plant. Also, many plants will droop when they’re thirsty. Water immediately. Closely observe the plant and increase the frequency of watering if needed.
How to know when your plant needs to be repotted? If your plant seems to be doing well but is growing slowly or not at all could be a sign that your plant needs to be repotted. Also, if the soil doesn't absorb water very well, it could need a soil-refresh. When repotting, we suggest increasing the pot size by no more than 2 inches.
Leaving the plant in nursery container vs. repotting? This is all about personal preference! If you have a planter with a drainage hole then repotting is great. Houseplants can cause some worry when it comes to interior surfaces and the dirt and water/moisture. For this reason we like the “double-potting” method. The decorative planter acts as a cachepot and the nursery container has sufficient drainage to keep the soil fresh.
Pot size vs. plant size? Industry-standard in nurseries is to sell plants that are at their max size per pot size. With that said, not all plants like to be immediately repotted when transferred to a new environment. Ask about your plant’s needs to determine if it would benefit from a repotting. Sometimes you can repot with fresh soil in the same size container and don’t necessarily have to go up a pot size.
Reading your plant leaves? Basic rules of a green thumb:
- —Yellow Leaves = Over-watering
- —Brown Leaves = Under-watering
- —Droopy Leaves = Under-watering
- —Dropping/Falling Leaves = Insufficient light or over-watering
- —Dark spots = Over-watering or fungus/pests
TOP 5 LOW MAINTENANCE PLANTS
- —Sansevieria “Snake” “Mother-in-laws’s-tongue”
- —Zamioculous Zamifolia “ZZ”
- —Philodendron Cordatum
- —Aralia ‘Fabian’
TOP 5 FUSSY PLANTS
(the idea here - plants that you might see often as trendy plants but are actually not so easy to care for)
- 1. Ficus Lyrata “Fiddle Leaf Fig”: These plants struggle to adjust to new environments which is why they’re on this list but when you overcome that, they’re actually pretty low maintenance.
- 2. Philodendron Xanandu: These plants are usually easy but insufficient light can lead to problems due to overwatering.
- 3. Ferns: Because if you’re a forgetful waterer like me, they go down quick without proper watering. If your fern looks dead just cut it back and keep watering. You’ll most likely see new growth in a few days.
- 4. Dracaena: These drought tolerant plants are low maintenance if they’re receiving bright-indirect light but because of the fast growth and tightly packed leaves, they can attract bugs. Check the plant frequently and treat immediately.
- 5. Cacti and Succulents: These plants really thrive best outside where they can get either direct sun or dappled light all day. If inside, make sure they have at least bright light all day. Let soil dry 100% before watering.
- 1. Ficus Audrey: So hard to find but truly a beauty with light green velvety leaves.
- 2. Maranta ‘Lemon Lime’ aka Prayer Plant: This particular plant is so striking with its lime green and dark green stripes.
- 3. Monstera Deliciosa: This will always be a trending plant as far as we’re concerned. I call this my old-faithful. Each new leaf is a surprise and the care is surprisingly easy!
- 4. Basically any hanging plant: When you’re a crazy plant lady and run out of floor space...wait! There’s the ceiling!
Perfect Plant Pairings with Frond
In addition to a Q&A with Sara, there will be a Frond Plant Shop pop-up and specials on our new planters and pots.
We ask that you kindly RSVP at the link below as space is limited.
Pots & Planters Sale
Can't make it to the event? For a limited time, take 10% off of new and best-selling pots and planters. Shop favorites from Ferm Living, Serax, Louise Madzia and more.
*Sale excludes HAY planters and pots.
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Nannie Inez + Frond Giveaway!
In honor of our perfect plant pairing event this Thursday, we're giving away one of our favorite new HAY pots filled with a little plant love from Frond.
We'll announce the winner 8/1.
FRESH FROM FRANCE
Linge Particulier & Tea Tasting
We’re just going to say it: Linge Particulier’s French linen paired with Mariage Frères cold brew tea may be our favorite French summer duo yet. We’re sharing a few of our classic but best-selling summer pleasures from two of our most esteemed French brands: Linge Particulier and Mariage Frères.
The demand for the Linge Particulier line has been overwhelming and for good reason, these luxurious textiles are light and airy yet perform their task with effortless style. And we have good news that we are fully restocked and with new color palettes!
If you haven’t experienced Mariage Frères iced teas, now’s your chance to join us in the shop on 7/27 for a tasting or take advantage of our tea sale happening until 8/4.
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Linen tea towels from Linge Particulier are offered in a perfectly subdued color palette and they are super absorbent too. But what really makes them special and probably the reason they were recently featured in Remodelista is because they double as an apron! I mean, how Frenchy cute is that?
See Remodelista feature here >
Linen Fringed Throw
French Summer Tea Tasting
Join us Saturday, July 27th, for an iced tea tasting event at Nannie Inez from 1-4.
As an added treat, we'll have scrumptious macaroons compliments of Bakery Lorraine.
IN-STORE & ONLINE
10% off Summer Teas
Offer expires August 4th. Valid in-store and online.
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NOW AVAILABLE AT NANNIE INEZ
Armadillo & Co Rugs
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Rug Samples GaloreAnother great thing about Armadillo & Co is the wide selection of rugs available in varying sizes and material/color composition. Many of which are in stock and ready to ship from their US warehouse. Come in for a visit and peruse the full sample collection at Nannie Inez.
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What We're Loving This Summer
We aim to offer goods that can be used year round but come spring/summer, we can't help but be drawn to a lighter cooler palette and a more playful vibe with our accessories. Here's a round up a few items in particular that we are loving this season.
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Notos Print & Cyclades Vase
Notos, a limited edition print from RF. Alvarez is the perfect art piece to help usher in summer. Notos, the god of the south wind, brings warm and heavy weather, fills sailors sails on their journey home, and represents that languorous summertime where time slows down and days grow long.
Shout out to MENU Cyclades Vase for being the perfect minimalist vessel for showing off the season's best peonies.
In the shape of some of the most marvelous wonders and creatures of the sea, the Shell Tufted Rug from Ferm Living can either be hung on a wall or placed on the floor. Whichever way you use them, they will leave their nautical mark on the room. Tufted by hand, the varying pile height creates a dynamic expression in the thick and cute rug.
RF Alvarez's work is certainly getting a lot of attention these days.
In his latest collection, DESEO, antiquity, Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations and Renaissance references intermix to carve out a visual language that blends these heritages and imbues them with an iconographic modernity. We have a few pieces from the collection available and let us tell you, they are even better in person.
The DESEO collection is only available at Nannie Inez.
This babe is so photogenic! The Shell Pot is our favorite accessory because it literally looks good anywhere you put it. Filled with your favorite plant (big fluffy fern) or all on its own, the pot shaped like a nautilus shell from Ferm Living mergers natural shapes and contemporary design. The matte finished exterior with glazed interior is a nice touch as well.
PLAYFUL DINING ACCESSORIES
Dash of Whimsy
We are working with two clear themes of dining accessories here at the moment. Of course we are loving the new playful arrivals from HAY and Poketo both bringing the color and whimsy, which are elements we love for summer entertaining. Of course, leave it to HAY to provide us with reusable straws in a cool color palette. They come in a set of 6 so you can guarantee to never leave home without them.
FOR THE MINIMALIST
Just because we love color and whimsy doesn't mean we don't have time for a true minimalist vibe. The new Hawkins Confetti Bowl and Chroma Tumblers add just the right amount of color to balance out the more elegant trivets and serving spoons from Ferm Living. Oh, and hello cute new denim pot holder.
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TRENDS FROM COPENHAGEN
3 Days of Design
In May, we packed our bags and traveled to Copenhagen for 3daysofdesign. We’ve had our eye on this event as it’s a newer design event that showcases a curated selection of work from a variety of creative talents – from designers, artisans and architects to producers. In essence, it’s a three day celebration that features emerging and established design brands across Copenhagen. What I found especially delightful during our three days was the opportunity to get a first look at product launches and celebrate the best of some of our design favorites in various intimate settings.
Upon arrival, we traveled by bike (the best way to see Copenhagen) to each showroom installation. The perfect May weather added an extra feeling of joy and energy. Each location had a different vibe that felt more like a party than a design preview complete with music, drinks, nibbles and design talks. No detail was spared as we journeyed from each showroom to the next. But I’ll get right to the best part: the few trends that I am eager to share with you. Some were more abstract ideas like graphic plants and others were more obvious trends like the plated stone tables — pieces that you’ll definitely see at Nannie Inez over the next few months.
Most of these trend images are very candid shots...me just snapping a quick one so not to forget something. Only after 3DD, scrolling through images did I notice...hey...there are some themes happening here.
We’ve all come to love the impact and benefits of plants in our homes and I’m generally of the mindset that more is more but what struck me about the plant situation around Copenhagen were the minimal graphic plants. Being a huge plant fan, it strikes me as funny even as I write this that there can be trends in plants but it's totally a thing. It was not the usual jungle city vibe with every open nook filled with a plant, instead fewer plants with big graphic impact.
Pleated Lamp Shades
Also, if you haven’t noticed, this is one of my favorite trends. So much so that a few months ago I splurged on the Gravity Lamp by Gubi and am obsessed! The canvas shade so nicely illuminates our living room. It’s dimmable with a diffusing shade on both the top and bottom of shade which makes the light it provides so lovely and soft yet bright enough the be our main source of light in the evenings.
I know that winters are long and dark in Copenhagen but I imagine that spring and summer make it all worth it. If for no other reason, the light! It is so perfectly diffused and everything has a faint icy blue, light grey hue. I am convinced that anyone with a camera can point and click a perfect photo in Copenhagen. The light just begs for photography. Here are a few of my favorite moments around the city and I am thankful that even I managed a couple good ones.
Sustainability in Design
By sheer luck, I arrived at the HAY installation just in time to hear Mette Hay and George Sowden give a talk about their brand collaboration. Sowden took us through a journey of his remarkable design career beginning with his early 2D method of design where everything was designed, produced and made in-house with the process taking an eternity to bring a product to market to the present: a fast-paced operation that operates through a worldwide supply chain.
Over his career, he’s developed and launched many innovative products but what struck me most about his talk was the time he spent discussing sustainability being the responsibility of the producers and how he feels it is the designer’s job to rethink the way we use products and produce waste. The Sowden Tea and Coffee Pot being the perfect example of this ethos. The design is classic HAY and looks real good making coffee or tea, but even better, this pot reduces the need for tea bags and filters cutting down on the amount of waste produced by standard coffee and tea accessories.
Limited Edition Art Rug
Above: The limited edition hand-tufted art rug expresses a contemporary take on the classic still-life. Collect the series or hang the rug by itself and let the vibrant colorways and distinctive moods form a detailed and unique art piece in your home.
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More From Ferm Living
Ferm Living is just one of those brands that keeps evolving and getting better with each new catalog. This latest collection was our favorite at Stockholm Design Week earlier this year and we are thrilled that the new arrivals have begun to trickle in to the shop.
Your plants are going to be so happy this summer. There’s more plant goodness coming from Ferm Living in the upcoming weeks so be sure watch this space.
Bau Balcony Box
The Bau Pot has been one of our best-sellers for good reason. A versatile, yet stylish planter that looks great anywhere she is planted. The new Bau Balcony Boxes are easily mounted on a rail with the two hooks and the metal bracket makes sure all hangs steadily.
Keeping your plants health in mind, the boxes have a smart drainage system at the bottom, and the metal has a special treatment to make the boxes weatherproof.
BACK IN STOCK
We’re happy you were feeling the ceramics from Louise Madzia as much as we were. After our last newsletter those sold out almost immediately. Well guess what?? They’re back in stock!
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Featured in domino
The Art of the Concept Shop - Well thank you, domino! We are thrilled to be included in this round-up of great shops and the customer personas paired with each shop makes for a fun read too.
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