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Window Shopping: Ikea

September 29, 2009

Sunday afternoon the boyfriend and I wrapped up a weekend of thrifting, flea-marketing, and yardsaling with a stop at Ikea.  Here’s a snapshot (or six) of some fun finds (that I did not purchase).

First off, I found a potential solution to my living room design dilemma!  As I mentioned before, the Ikea Lack shelves don’t come in the right wood finish for my space.  After considering using black-brown and embracing the color difference, I realized I’m too hell-bent on matching wood tones.  Thus, I was pleasantly surprised to find what I’ll call “almost-floating shelves.”  Supported by just a two low-profile brackets, the shelves offer the clean appeal of floating shelves with (I think) a bit more stability.  And between the four wood tones offered (not to mention white, black, yellow, red ) there’s sure to be one for your room.

(Sadly, I can not for-the-life-of-me locate them on the website.)

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Next up:  If you like the clean lines, round tapered legs, and warm golden wood of  mid-century / danish modern furniture, but don’t want to sort through yard sales and thrift stores and antique markets to find [probably beat up] pieces, then Ikea’s Stockholm tables should make you a happy camper.  They also come in the ever-popular black-brown finish, in case you want to have the vintage lines in modern colors.   09.Sept26_ 056

Ikea_Stockholm Coffee

On a less modern note, you can embrace your inner princess at this modern yet classic vanity table.  (There’s a matching bedroom set, too, btw.)  It’s made even more exciting with the small faux-crystal chandelier suspended over the right side.  (Sorry, bad photo, so you can’t see it very well.)  But what a great way to jazz up an otherwise mundane morning routine!

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Wonderful Whites:   If you’re as into white vases and decor items as I am right now, then you may be excited by Ikea’s array of options.  They accessory area was just overflowing with them!  I especially liked the Sockerart pitcher (which comes in three sizes, starting at $6.99) Ikea_Sockerart Pitcher

and this collection of small bud vases (only $1.99 each!)Ikea_Farm Vases

What are some of your current faves at Ikea this fall?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2009 10:44 PM

    I love it all! I don’t have a favorite at Ikea yet, well… on second thought, love the white accessories. I agree with you, cannot have enough white right now. Good to meet you through Twitter! Happy night. Think I’m off to look at Ikea’s site, I still haven’t been to the closest store to me in San Francisco (think you’ve changed that – maybe this weekend!).


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