• Posts Tagged ‘ikea’

    Sneak peek: Introducing the Sinnaleg collection

    by  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Launching this summer is a very exciting collection from Ikea. If you’re looking for top of the line designs but at lower Ikea prices then this collection is for you! They have teamed up with British designer, Isle Crawford and come up with more than 30 ‘low-key’ pieces for the home, arranged into three groups – lounging, dining and working…

    Isle Crawford for IkeaThe collection is minimalistic and celebrates raw materials including dried seagrass, bamboo and glass. But cork is the predominant material used in thin layers to cover table tops, seats and glass jars…


    From larger furniture pieces including tables, coffee tables and a daybed down to hand-blown glass bottles and bamboo lattice lamp shades.  The neutral colours are easy to live with and chosen to fit any home. This is a such an early sneak peek that Ikea don’t even have prices yet but keep an eye out in store and online from August.

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    The joy of a beautiful desk space

    by  • Friday, August 10, 2012 • Decorating and interiors, News • 8 Comments

    After a two week break I’m feeling quite rejuvenated, sunny and actually a little excited to be back at my desk at Ideal Home HQ. On my return our new September issue had just arrived and if you haven’t yet bagged yourself a copy, it is packed full of stylish storage solutions and ideas to help organise your life (it’s in the shops now, hint hint!). One quick flick through and I felt overcome with calm and order. A little something to share are these two home office shoots our stylish stylists did. The first is from our Cash Clever feature on how to create a work area for less than £215…

    Chair, £39, Ikea + Picture frames, £65.96, Ikea + 5 magazine files, £45, The Holding Company + Lamp, £60, John Lewis + Two jars, £4, Sabichi = £213.96. Bargain!

    You may have also spotted this fab industrial style home office from our ‘Class of 2012′ decorating feature. I love the metal school-style cabinet from The Old Cinema and the lovely Conran desk for Marks & Spencer and there’s a place for everything with wall mounted storage ideas galore! No excuse for a messy desk. - Alice 
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    New: Bemz Urban-Style loose covers for Ikea

    by  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 • Look what I found • 3 Comments

    Tired of your flippin’ Klippan, Ektorp or Karlstad? Or looking for ways to make your Ikea shopping experience more fun!? Following on from their shabby chic ‘Country-Style’ loose fit linen covers, the people at Bemz are expanding the range and introducing ‘Urban Style’. Slightly edgier, dirtier, scrunchier linens in sludgy whites and greys that look great with industrial furniture, factory lighting and other salvage pieces…yes please!

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    Fling it over your Nils chair from only £89. The slip covers are also available for a range of Ikea models within the Karlanda, Karlstad, Klippan,Henriksdal, Klappsta and Kivik series…

    as well as Bemz bed skirts. Ooooh such linen loveliness:

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    The fabric is a Belgium Rosendal linen. It is pre-washed to get that soft, vintage-like feel. I don’t actually own an Ikea sofa or armchair (although my living room is crying out for an armchair!) but with Bemz’s custom designed covers in my life, it feels like an affordable, no-brainer. - Alice

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