I’d like to think that I graduated with an advanced degree in all things Ikea.
Since the mega store opened the doors to its Charlotte branch in 2009, I have kept a steady eye on each season of clean furniture lines and simply designed accessories. The Swedish company’s catalogue has served as excellent design inspiration, especially after moving into a small space. With personal tastes that err slightly on the side of over-decorated (after all, why choose stark white everything, when you can add a fun ribbon trim! With a colorful tassel! And a monogram!) I’ve often found great items to customize at the flat-pack retailer.
Some google sleuthing revealed that the mirrors were apparently handmade by the couple (oh, the benefits of a craftsmen husband) but are literally identical to the Ikea version.
I mean, just look at that GENIUS geometric LAYOUT! Juxtaposed in such a creative way to appear TWICE AS LARGE when reflected in the rectangular MIRROR! At ONLY $15! Practically less than a NYC movie ticket!
With quirky, graphic DETAILS! And I don’t usually even LIKE textual euphemisms masquerading as accessory adornments! To perfectly accent the DOOR, a feature commonly neglected in decorating! All adding wonderful visual EMPHASIS and DEPTH without distraction!
AND DID I MENTION, $15 DOLLARS!!!
Previous degree credentials rescinded, it looks like we’ll be be eating Swedish cafeteria meatballs in Brooklyn this weekend.
Equally late in the game? These arrangement ideas are also pretty amazing.