Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Discovered Delight...

I never thought I would like Ikea. I don't know why. In my mind, I had convinced myself that it was for minimalist, modern/contemporary type people. Not my style at all (no offense if it's yours)! My style is a little all over the place, but I definitely like the vibe of a cozy, homey house that feels lived in. All my pieces are direct reflections of the many facets of my  personality. And now that I have a family, it's important that everything we buy is functional and makes sense for us.

However, I saw a tweet one day (can't recall by whom) about the new Ikea catalog coming and how excited she was and how wonderful the new stuff was. So, I thought, 'what the heck' and got online and ordered a catalog for myself. Man was I surprised when it showed up yesterday. I didn't look through it once - or twice - or even three times. I browsed through it at least four times and still don't think I soaked it all in! My eyes have been opened!

As our family grows, we plan on an addition to our current house or possibly buying a larger house in a year or so. So, this gives me plenty to dream about (as if I need a reason to dream)! So, thought I would share some of my favorite finds. It would take a million posts to share them all!

I guess a lesson to be learned here is don't judge until you know what it is your judging! Any Ikea lovers out there? Any favorites you've purchased and love?!


EKTORP Cover for loveseat with chaise, Byvik multicolor

HEMNES Storage combination, white Width: 106 3/4 " Depth: 14 5/8 " Height: 77 1/2 "  Width: 271 cm Depth: 37 cm Height: 197 cm

BIRKELAND Wardrobe, white, glass Width: 42 7/8 " Depth: 22 7/8 " Depth of drawer: 17 3/8 " Height: 78 3/4 " Max load/shelf: 44 lb  Width: 109 cm Depth: 58 cm Depth of drawer: 44 cm Height: 200 cm Max load/shelf: 20 kg

ISALA Coffee table, gray Diameter: 35 3/8 " Height: 18 1/2 "  Diameter: 90 cm Height: 47 cm

LUSY BLOM Rug, low pile, white, multicolor Length: 6 ' 5 " Width: 4 ' 4 " Max. pile length: 0 "  Length: 195 cm Width: 133 cm Max. pile length: 11 mm

UNG DRILL Mirror, oval, black Width: 23 1/4 " Height: 33 1/2 "  Width: 59 cm Height: 85 cm

Lots of Love....

~Manda Jane~

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