But then again, so does Ikea. Who doesn’t get giddy at the thought of a trip there?
I think it’s the promise of finding those perfect accessories to chime with your own given style.
While they are modern, there’s always something that surprises me.
Take for example, this fabulous crate shelves display against that black wall. This made me want to rip out my upper cabinets, and install these well made crates!
Never say never… such gorgeous styling.
On the topic of storage, these metal shelves and brackets install under any kind of surface. How perfect is that? I have a few Gorm shelving units that would really put these to great use.
Too bad they were sold out… I really wanted a couple for printing paper in my blogging office.
Now I’m questioning why I didn’t haul the grey metal one on the left home.
This burnt red metal cabinet (Amazon affiliate link) could have passed for a true vintage, if those top corners had been square. LOVED the look, especially the crossed supports on the legs.
This tapestry styled carpet resembling a patchwork quilt was so charming. While it’s a little colourful for the way I decorate, I loved it. It would be fun to decorate an entire room working off this.
The sections even had real stitching. Really well done!
And if you go to Ikea now, you get treated to the new Christmas line! Loved these stars so much. Could I make them work in my little vintage world? I want the black!
The little boxed presents in these LED lights made me smile. Too cute.
Who else is dying to distress them a little, though?!
I was also smitten with the faux boxwood green wreaths. <— Amazon affiliate link
They look real from a distance, so I brought 3 home.
See all those uneven branches sticking out?
And for only $150, one came home with me.
Yup, I guess I’m going faux this year. I just couldn’t pass up those perfectly imperfect branches. It looks more real in real life than it does in this picture. You just wait!
(Ikea trees on Amazon – affiliate links below)
So I head to the restaurant for the swedish meatballs. Sooooo delish! Do you get this all the time too?
Funny story… I had this as a late lunch, and thought Ikea was open until 9, so I had planned to have it again for dinner. Only… they closed at 7, so I missed out!
HERE is that graphic pillow on Amazon. <— affiliate link
Oh boy, did the security camera (and staff) have fun with me that day. That crazy cat lady was fluffing and pushing and plopping pillows, blankets, furniture mixed configurations… so bad. So indecisive.
So needed a good cat cuddle.
I really came for the white Ektorp series. <— Amazon affiliate link
I dreamed about it even!
But I just couldn’t bring myself to fret over anyone wishing to actually SIT on it. Can you imagine?
Ok, yes, dramatic, but still. I even gathered all these blankets I’d have guests sit on.
Welcome to my home, BUT-SIT-ON-THE-BLANKET-K?
So then I thought, if I had two of the dark chairs AND the white sofa…???? But the styles looked a little odd together.
But I eventually made peace with my final, non scary selection…
… and brought the entire store home with me.
With the Stocksund series. <— Amazon affiliate link
Which I will show you soon!
Because I’m sure my neighbours
staring at boxes bigger than my front door hope I pick up the pace as well…
Have you been to Ikea lately? What caught your eye in this grouping?
Here’s a few things I have either purchased myself or love and wish I had…