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!
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!
IKEA – my Happy Place!!!
Just visited IKEA myself in VA and saw the same awesome globe shaped light fixture! I had a fit over it!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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”..
ahhhh, IKEA. must.go.soon.
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???
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!
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! 🙂
Half of my house is IKEA. The other half is Pottery Barn. Can’t wait for Ikea to come to Nashville.
I love IKEA. :o)
When life gets tough the tough go to IKEA.
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!
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.
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!
I love IKEA! I wish I could afford that chaise lounge 🙁
You were 10 minutes from where I grew up! I visit that IKEA every time I go home.
What great finds! It might be time for a trip to Ikea.
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
How much is the dresser?