One very positive thing I noted in the new catalog and also in the showroom was that the IKEA designers not only offer ideas on ways to "hack" their pieces, but there also seemed to be more accessorizing than usual. I noticed more of the smaller, inexpensive "extras" from the marketplace scattered about the showroom. I liked it!
Lots of layering--very nice:
I also appreciate that IKEA seems to realize that many families use their spaces in a multi-functional way. They take that into account when they put showrooms together.
The designers do a great job of separating this dining room from a family room with a pretty sofa table:
Love how a tiny table with two existing chairs gets a boost with a red bench and some cushions on the wall that serve as backrests:
These industrial-style kitchen island/carts? I die! The butcher block actually comes off the one on the left!
Speaking of carts, they didn't have one in aqua, but I did find the new kitchen cart, and it is just as cute in person! It's powder coated...wonder how this piece would do outside??
Some girls I know amused themselves under this loft bed:
As for the marketplace, I saw quite a few fun new things there too!
We came home with some bins for the new/old IKEA Thrifted Expedit I scored for $50. I only bought 5 this time, but I plan on going back for more another day.
Which room or product was your favorite?
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