As a fan of Scandinavian design I'm always on the lookout for new brands that follow the aesthetic.  I've come across a few lately so over the next few weeks I'll be introducing them to you.  First up is Murmur.

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Although based in Northern Ireland, Murmur's ethos is very much aligned with that of Scandinavian and Japanese design: simple, harmonious and natural.  It's easy on the eye and, as the name suggests, there is a subtlety to it which aims to reflect the way in which we live now, with a focus on creating a calm and relaxing home.   The understated nature of Murmur (it even feels too much to capitalise the name) suggests that it is more than just a brand, rather an attitude much like the Swedish lagom or the Danish hygge.

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The current collection of bedding, tableware and home accessories is centred around a palette of grey, navy and chartreuse.  Simple stripes and tiny geometric motifs add interest and have been designed in-house with layering in mind.  Pieces sit together to create an overall look that is effortless and informal.

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So if you like handcrafted, globally inspired homeware don't keep it to yourself, spread the word.  Just do it quietly!

To see more of the range visit the website at 

Images: Murmur