In about six months I am going to be in need of some furniture. Particularly office type furniture. I really can’t get into yet, but I’m going to be making a few
little kind-of-big changes around here. Good, wonderful, yet slightly nerve racking changes. Part of which includes an office/studio space for yours truly.
And even though I clearly have months and months to plan, for some reason it’s all I can think about. I’m sure some of you can relate. I’ve been waiting four years for an office/studio space. As, I’m thinking about furniture layout, I’m looking for pieces to fill the space and make it super functional and organized. (Seriously, right now all my fabric, craft, and sewing supplies are stuffed in cabinets in my dining room. Disaster!)
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Ikea. They obviously have very practical and useful things and their prices are great, but I’ve always found their stuff to be slightly cheap and maybe a little boring. Then, confusion sets in when I see ikea furnishings being used in beautiful and practical ways. Let’s take a look…
First, the Queen of making ikea fabulous and beautiful is Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy…
Her most recent space, debuted on her blog yesterday, is her husband’s home office … aka her overflow storage space. (What a sweet guy.)
Those cabinets are too perfect, right? That’s kind of what I was thinking for my space… or something that like. In white, though.
She also used the entertainment center in her living room.
Her style is very Scandinavia. Modern meets vintage. Clean lines meet touches of home. I love that. I’ve always had a hard time describing my own style. And while I don’t love all the details, parts of it really resonate with me. It’s comfortable. It’s home. It’s somehow neutral, but still colorful.
She also used a free standing kitchen cabinet as an island in her office/studio space. This is a must for my space. I also believe that glass doored cabinet in the back is from ikea as well.
I’m also swooning over how Emily of The Sweet Beast made a boring Ikea piece truly original and beautiful with a little paint and handwork.
I mean, that’s fabulous, right?
Layla from The Lettered Cottage also incorporated an Ikea media center in her Presto Change-o Drawing she did for her brother-in-law.
And I’m also slightly obsessed with this lighting fixture.
Remember I used it in my Tea Towel Inspired Bedroom.
It’s obviously been seen all over blogland, but most notably in YoungHouseLove‘s Master Bedroom
Do you see what I mean here? I’m torn. Ikeas options are perfect, practical, and at the right price point. But its it too cheap and junky?
So, I’m curious, what do YOU think of Ikea? Love it? Hate it? Like it in moderation?