FERNWEH HOME IS A SMALL BUSINESS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING HANDCRAFTED HOME GOODS WITH A STORY.
Hello! I'm Grace- Thank you for stopping by, I'm so glad you're here!
I'm a Midwest photographer, designer and explorer with big dreams! I'm also the founder of Fernweh Home. I end up spending a lot of time behind the camera and the computer for both my business and contract work... but I also enjoy watercolor painting, drinking all the coffee, injecting Gilmore Girls quotes into daily life (I've watched the series no less that 12 times) and stalking Joanna Gaines on Instagram (She's Queen!!) I'm also equally obsessed with morning yoga or a good hike...and just laying on the couch with my pups. It's all about balance right?!
Fernweh Home is an online shop based in my hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana. My mission is to connect you with unique, handcrafted home and lifestyle goods from artisans around the world.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to own a brick and mortar shop, but right out of college this isn't the easiest thing to do. After graduating with a Graphic Design Degree I spent almost 6 months doing odd jobs and feeling totally lost and unfulfilled. I loved the creative aspect of my degree (and now also do freelance design for other small businesses) but couldn't figure out where I'd fit in a corporate work environment. I reached a point where I had literally $3 in my bank account and no direction. Sitting at my kitchen table I decided to take a chance and resurrect a long time dream. Thanks to the support of my amazing family I was able to launch a simple website selling 15 different Falsa Blankets.
Over a year later Fernweh Home has become a family affair. The entire business is run out of my home studio with LOTS of help from my parents and siblings. My dad and I work together to create all reclaimed wood items, my mom is an amazing idea generator/sounding board and my brother and sister help with everything from cutting pallets to shipping out orders.
Fernweh is a German word meaning wanderlust, a desire to travel, or a longing for far off places. Travel has always been a huge part of my life. My first international excursion was at thirteen and since then I've been blessed to visit twelve different countries. There is little else more inspiring to me than exploring new places and I became captivated by the idea of bringing a little bit of this feeling into my day to day. I loved the concept of a blanket connecting you to artisans in Mexico and Turkey or a basket to weavers in Morocco. Basically I wanted to add a little Fernweh into my home + life through meaningful items. What started with a single line of Falsa blankets has turned into a thriving full time job that I love!
I hope my little shop helps to satisfy the adventurer within and assist your everyday journeys.