I am your store's biggest fan and am waiting for one to be built in Wisconsin. A neighboring town of mine called Johnson Creek, Wisconsin has its water tower painted in IKEA's signature blue and gold colors, not to mention the location would bring in IKEA customers from around the entire state! I would shop at your store much more often than my current twice a year trip to Schaumburg, Illinois - 120 miles away. Thank you!!!
Anyhoo... the photos above are from IKEA Share Space that has a blog and a page that shows IKEA products in real homes. You can submit photos of your home/workspaces to the site which is my favorite part.
While at IKEA this past weekend, some girls from church and I decided we'd found an office we'd all like to work in...
We enjoyed pretending to work at this lovely office! In the background you can see my shopping cart full of items. That red/white pattern is similar to some bedding IKEA used to offer. I cannot find it anywhere now. Missed my chance. After a trip to Chick-Fil-A (my first ever time there), it was fun to go home and put to use all those pretty things!
chicks at chick-fil-a!! perhaps I should have hopped into one of these photos!
happy friday! in case you have loads of extra time and want to peruse great blogs, some favorites of mine are below.
What are some of the blogs you call favorites? And do you blog?
ali edwards http://aliedwards.com/
garance dore http://www.garancedore.fr/
wood and wool stool http://woodwoolstool.blogspot.com/
the happy home http://thehappyhomeblog.com/
the marion house book http://www.themarionhousebook.com/
rusta upp http://rustaupp.blogg.se/
happy girl go http://jenfelton.wordpress.com/ (she's an american living in london)
green is the new black http://sofia.pulp.se/
patricia mumau http://pmumau.wordpress.com/
urban weeds: street style (portland) http://www.urbanweedsblog.com/
mill valley life http://www.millvalleylife.com/
jaime's blog http://jalilacsmine.wordpress.com/
"nothing of any great consequence" (she was on miss minimalists's monday blog post) http://sarahparro.wordpress.com/
frenchwoman who lived in california for a bit http://backtocali.canalblog.com/
concept 2012 - scandinavian style http://anoukbinterior.blogspot.com/
hilda grahnat http://blog.grahnat.se/
the coveteur http://www.thecoveteur.com/
lille lykke http://lillelykke.blogspot.com/
freund von freunden http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/
frau haselmeyers pretty things http://www.frauhaselmayer.com/
dottie angel http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/
mine veneer http://minevennershjem.wordpress.com/
red house http://redhousedesign.blogspot.com/
copenhagen cycle chic http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/
jojos room (french, cute) http://wwwjojosroom.blogspot.com/
into the gloss http://intothegloss.com/
It's Friday and I'm getting caught up - feels heavenly!
In addition to quickly taking care of a pile of filing, I also went through some old emails that I had gmail-labeled as "apartment" to find some inspiration and in the process, delete unneeded messages and links. Found this treasure from 2010...
The stunning, beautiful, simple apartment of Isabel Asha Penzlien. Isabel describes her apartment as "Less is more for me and i try to keep only things i need...my bed is on the loft above the kitchen and its comfy up there and i keep my books up there to as well as my clothes which hang from the the ceiling. i keep a very few clothes, only things i love and wear."
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm a bit preoccupied by these some great questions about clutter and the responses Leo (Zen Habits) just posted. I love how streamlined Leo's life is and can't get enough of the blog posts he writes. You're a fan of his, right?
Am off now to clear one flat surface of items and will keep it clear!
I'm excited about doing some rearranging of furniture and adding color to my apartment. Are you doing any decorating or rearranging?
I love this apartment. The owner is great at storage solutions and created a combined library and study in the hall.
Nina Broberg/IKEA Livet Hemma
Going to a meetup organized by The Minimalists tonight. I hear they're offering free hugs!
Refreshed the blog design to be easier on the eye. What used to be in the right sidebar is now either above in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the page. Chose this minimalistic style to be easier on the eyes. Enjoy!
January is usually a great month to declutter rooms and closets, but these entryways and mudrooms are so colorfully organized that I'd like it to be January right now (minus any cold temps and snow, of course) so that I can put bins together and paint the floor purple! While I'm at it, I should practice my penmanship for I would like to write as shown on the blackboard in the fourth photo.
I have a fondness for Fisher Price little people - the ones from long ago - before they started making the people in bigger sizes. I own four of them from childhood- and have yet to run across any in thrift stores or rummage sales. I regret the yellow fisher price house with all furniture and people that was available at a thrift store in my brother Jay's town - for only $18 that I didn't bid on. (via Goodwill's online auction site)
I did, however, spend a day with the little people in my possession. Feel free to peruse that album - the captions help the photos make sense.
I'm thrilled that Oliva and Anne-Sophie of SoDeco have created a poster of the Fisher Price people and am hoping they ship to the U.S.!
Lovely images for a grey day - perfect for a warm beverage and a good book.
Did I mention it's also a perfect day for baking?!
I can tell it's the Christmas season. Much to do, little time at the computer, stacks of projects to complete. Tonight I get to help at church in a group of teens, but tomorrow night shall be set aside to work through some of the projects. May even set aside a front closet shelf for "action items" such as a baby gift to be wrapped up and sent off, a few Christmas gifts to be wrapped, and a stack of books to return to their rightful owners.
How are your projects? Do you have a lot to do or are you relaxing more this season than last?
At so-deco, a daughter requested a loft bed for her room. Her mom explained her thoughts here, "At first, I found imposing. We must rethink everything, instead of the dresser, toys ...Enjoy the space under the bed to make it a cozy little corner. Not to mention my madness for sweet vintage!!"
What a cozy room!
Have been distracted by some pretty, new-to-me blogs!
Here they are!
It's a long (four-day) weekend for me here with plans and goals of rearranging my office nook, tidying up a walk in closet, hosting a game night as a farewell for a friend moving away for six months, meeting a friend for coffee, catching up on blogs at a cute new coffeebar in town, and going for some long walks.
What will you be doing this weekend?
Happy Weekend to you!
Happy Friday to you!!
These photos are of collections. Do you collect anything?
My collections consist of a pile of Domino magazines (which I may soon sell) and a coat rack full of colorful bags.
May you have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
hello from a crazy, crazy week. lots to do and then got a notice that the apartment managers are conducting a first-ever apartment inspection today. found out two days ago. thus two evenings were spent doing tasks I'd put off...such as tidying up the walk-in closet, clearing the kitchen's counters of the little things that find their way there (however do they do that?!), and giving the carpets a much-needed steam clean. luckily there were little touches to be added - pretty little things found at ikea this weekend. (yes, I went there again before attending a seminar given by teresa tapp of t-tapp - my most favorite workouts ever.)
hope you are having a great week!
yesterday I wore a dress
under a cardigan
with a scarf.
Fooled people - they thought I was wearing a skirt.
Nope. A dress. I wear dresses year round as one of many layers.
Then I stumble on this adorable set of photos of one dress worn five ways.
Well, she's wearing the dress the same way (right side up, right side out) but accessorizing it differently each time.
photos via 3191 miles apart