19.5.11

Sharp Idea









I don't have a lot of Ikea in my house, a few bits here and there, mostly in the boys' bedrooms. It's not because I'm anti, just that I have way too much other stuff to need it.

But I do like seeing how people use it cleverly in their homes. This place is a case in point. Lots of Ikea pieces here mixed with some classic Eames, some cool wallpaper and personal touches. I particularly like what I think looks like Ikea kitchen units in the child's room, used to make a platform bed. Do you think that's what it is? That door-front profile looks familiar. If it is - that's a way sharp idea.

But my love-it-dearly detail of this place is the light shade over the dining table. Made of capiz it gives such a soft glow, but its nice to see it in a sharper, more mid-century-elliptical-bubble-lamp style than you expect to see capiz. Seriously good light.

Images from bonytt

8 comments:

A-M said...

Oh good old Ikea. Love the stuff.... useful in every abode. Do I spy a Paris button? Please tell me you are doing a daily/weekly photo of that heavenly place! I'm in. Daily stalking. A-M xx

Sarah B said...

Big Ikea fan here. I'm particularly fond of it mixed in with antiques and more designery stuff. I think it gives it more character.
I like the idea of using kitchen cabinetry in other rooms. We used kitchen doors with prettier knobs in my art studio room. It doesn't look AT ALL like a kitchen! The only thing Ikea could do to improve themselves is open in Tassie!

David Toms said...

Not a huge fan of Ikea, however it does serve it's purpose.

white cat vintage said...

I think you are right about the bed, it does look like kitchen units, how brilliant is that! thanks for sharing. Megan x

LINDA from OEKE said...

I was going to write how 'I love the timber panelling' .. and 'I love the boys bedroom' .. and 'I too love the light' .. but I decided too just write 'Love it all'. Great post (-:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Totally agree- love a little bit of IKEA here and there- any mix of high and low makes a space instantly more interesting. And that light...very good indeed!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, that's an impressive use of IKEA products. I think Europeans have a much better handle on how to incorporate inexpensive pieces into the mix so the room doesn't look like a dorm room.

Pinecone Camp said...

I just screamed quietly, when i saw the purple wallpapered office! So flipping cute.

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