IKEA and a New Prize Give-a-Way!

Last week I got to do a little shopping at the IKEA in Cincinatti.  I bought some gifts for the ole gift closet and some staging props for my business.  And a little something for one lucky reader.   But we’ll talk about that later.  First I want to share some of my favorite things I saw at IKEA.  Like these cool bookcases.  They are decorated with freestyle writing and doodling, and they come in 3 colors ($199 each).  My daughter, Audrey was trying to talk me into getting them for her room.

 

 

I loved this bedding.  And the cool trio of lamps behind the bed.

 

 

 

These acrylic desks are so cool.  I can see them as a desk (of course) or a dining/breakfast room table in a small space. They take up so little visual space, you know?  And they are high style for only $119.
 


 

 

 

Don’t you love how IKEA sets up whole rooms, whole apartments in its showrooms?   I really liked this kitchen nook because of the built-in feel of the seating, the hanging lampshade pendant, the welcoming vibe of this corner of the room . . .





This darling chaise is only $299.  Great for reading in a bedroom or fainting in a parlor . . .





This etched dresser with acrylic knobs would look lovely in a girl’s bedroom.  Precious.





I’m a sucker for cool light fixtures, and this is pretty darn cool.  Happy vibe.





Love this grouping of hanging pendants.  Reminds me of this, doesn’t it you?





So here’s the prize I snagged for one of my dear readers:  a set of 3 colorfully fun dishtowels.  Just leave me a comment before August and you’re eligible to win.






 

The IKEA dishtowels will be awarded August 1st.  Good luck!

 

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Karina Aguon
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Karina Aguon

Kristie, I am enjoying your website so much. I have learned so much from it and love looking at all the pictures. So glad I found you!

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

IKEA – my Happy Place!!!

Marian Parker
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Marian Parker

Just visited IKEA myself in VA and saw the same awesome globe shaped light fixture! I had a fit over it!

Laila
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Laila

I’ve never been to an IKEA….I know, it’s disgraceful! I sure wish we could get one in Nashville. Loved all the pictures!

Vicky Riddle
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Vicky Riddle

Kristie, Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse of IKEA, now I want to go even more than before! I really enjoy your blogs and appreciate all the helpful ideas! My rooms downstairs are coming along nicely thanks to you!!!

Jen C.
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Jen C.

i’m so jealous!!! i haven’t been in a couple of years and am really jonesin’ to get back. i love that bedding…maybe for kiki’s big girl room. and that light fixture is totally fab. i like perusing the IKEA catalog, but it is nothing like experiencing the store.

The Mom
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I am planning a trip to Ikea the end of August. I just might have to snag some of the goodies you featured in your blog. Thanks for the heads up on some great stuff.

Missy
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Missy

I suppose I’m the only person walking the planet who has never visited an IKEA store – looks fun!! I’ll have to add that to my list of “must-do”..

lora
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ahhhh, IKEA. must.go.soon.

ehalvey
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I just snagged a bookcase, bath rug, and lamp there over the Fourth of July weekend. I really want their $149 sleeper sofa. Because who doesn’t need a $149 sleeper sofa???

Lee
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We have an IKEA here in the Orlando area. My friends keep saying I should go and now I think I do need to make a field trip down there to see it!

Amy
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Amy

Never been to IKEA but it looks like a really neat place! Your blog is always fun to read and opens new doors of decorating to the “decorating ignorant” folks like me! 🙂

Kelly H
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Kelly H

Half of my house is IKEA. The other half is Pottery Barn. Can’t wait for Ikea to come to Nashville.

Cheryl
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I love IKEA. :o)
When life gets tough the tough go to IKEA.

Shari
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Shari

Okay, I loved the bookcases with doodling and my daughter thought they were cool, too. I plan to visit the website to a determine if we can actually SEE what is written and check dimensions. This might be worth a trip to Atlanta–or was Cincinnati closer?

Consider me entered for the dish towel drawing. Yea!

PAM C
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PAM C

Kristie. Thank you so much for the IKEA visit, now I understand why my daughter-in-love loves their merchandise. It would be awesome to go there. Thanks again I enjoy all your ideas.

kristiebarnett
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Shari – Atlanta is definitely closer! You can check their website for dimensions, not sure about the words in those bookcases! It may be in Swedish, so that wouldn’t be a problem!

Debbie Wong
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Debbie Wong

I love IKEA! I wish I could afford that chaise lounge 🙁

Jennifer Taylor
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You were 10 minutes from where I grew up! I visit that IKEA every time I go home.

Karen J
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Karen J

What great finds! It might be time for a trip to Ikea.

Rose
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Rose

Hi, Would you know if Ikea still sells the seating units shown in the picture above. If so, would you know what the units are called as I cannot find them. Many thanks

Mama y
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Mama y

How much is the dresser?