Thursday, June 10, 2010

ikea, once again

i went to ikea the other day and picked up a few things, nothing major.  i did buy a $30 throw for the couch in the family room. 
here's what it looked like before:
and after:
i know, the change is minimal, but it gives the couch more texture and the white really pops against the dark brownish/eggplant color.  i think i am going to add a monglolian lamb pillow from west elm to add a little something more.



here are a couple pieces that caught my eye:



this would look good if the top was painted a creamy white
and accessorized with a collection of modern pottery


modern armoir, reminds me of the modern danish cribs below (not at ikea)
didn't realize they had a cowhide until a couple weeks ago-this is a must in my new home


kind of like this coffee table, but unsure


how cute would these be in a kid's room


i like the idea of this tray top table, like the one in ellen pompeo's house.  you could just do a coat of  distressed bronze on the top. well, kind of like ellen's...








via elledecor

8 comments:

  1. Love that cowhide! And That blanket does make it more cozy! Can't wait to see if you get those pillows! Love em

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  2. Great choice with the white! It looks great with the dark couch!

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  3. i love your couch! where is it from? and that little alcove/window area!

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  4. thanks nyc lu, my couch is from dania, i'm not sure if it they have stores outside of the chicagoland area?

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  5. I love your new throw! The pop of white adds so much!! I try to do that too. My house is all tans and browns and I'll throw in something white and it's amazing how it pops!

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  6. I keep telling myself I need to get there soon to pick up some accessories and color on the cheap - I keep putting it off - this post might be the push I need!

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