A Handmade Home Goods Shop by Grace Sarris
Hello, thank you for stopping by!
My name is Grace and I'm the founder and creative behind Fernweh Home! I was born and raised in a small town called Terre Haute, Indiana and (to the total bafflement of my younger self) haven't left just yet. This shop was born out of a life long love of styling, interior design and entrepreneurship. However, I definitely took a few detours along the way.
Before I had any idea what the word meant I was definitely drawn to design. As a little girl I would spend hours dressing Barbies and decorating my classic 90's pink and blue Fisher Price dollhouse. Later, one of my favorite activities was designing apartments out of a shelving unit for American Girl Dolls. With the typical focus and tediousness of a first born girl, I had to create a little room for each that perfectly displayed her unique style and "personality." As a teenager I would pour over Pottery Barn catalogues and (to my families annoyance) constantly rearranged my bedroom.
I think so often we dismiss the things we're naturally good at without giving them enough weight. If something is fun we automatically assume it's simply a dream, not a career. Even though everything I loved pointed toward creativity and design, I forced myself to be "practical" and chose instead to pursue Commercial Graphic Design. I thought this major would lead to all the things most people are expected to want...corporate America, steady job, fancy office etc.
Fast forward 3 years. After graduating with a B.A. in Graphic Design in 2015, I realized of course that I actually didn't want any of those things. There was zero joy or passion for me in the idea of spending my life in a 9-5 office cubicle. After about 6 months of just feeling completely directionless, I decided to take a chance on my long time dream and launched Fernweh Home from my kitchen table. What started as a simple website has transformed into a full handmade home-goods line and has become more than I ever imagined! I thank God every day that I get to do something I love and share my creativity with all of you!
I hope you find something in this space that inspires you and helps you make the space you're in just a bit more beautiful.