New Showrooms: Red Hook Ikea Edition

There is nothing better than a lazy Sunday afternoon trip to Ikea! We make it our mission to walk through the entire showroom and then through the Marketplace. There is something to see in every corner and every step I take moves me closer to filling my big yellow Ikea bag with Norwegian goodies.

Our visit is never early so we never get a nice, neat Ikea showroom presentation. By the time we make it there on a Sunday afternoon or evening, all of Red Hook Brooklyn has already mussed with the pillows and tussled the sofa seats. The beauty and the curse of New York is the hectic pace and loads of people everywhere. Even though the showroom pieces were not in the best of shape, they were beautiful nonetheless.

Take a look at my favorite showroom moments:

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This gallery wall is perfectly done. I love the mismatched shapes and sizes on the frames. 

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Angelique contributing to the mussing up of showroom sofas. How comfy do those pillows look?

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I love this faux cow print foot stool. 

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Where in the world? If this does not inspire you to travel then nothing will. Take your travel photos out of the album and pin them to your wall.

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Pretty in Pink. I would normally not veer towards an entire sofa unit done in a soft pink but this works.

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The green sofas and wooden chandelier really brings an earthy vibe to the room.

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This wall unit is giving me an Italian Lacquer feel, which is not my speed, but the earthy accessories work with the piece.

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My favorite!! The kitchen!! (In my Oprah Voice). Grey and stainless steel. It’s a winning combination.

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But for real though, I’ve said it before, wooden cabinets are timeless.

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The girl and I. Can you spy my yellow Ikea bag?

 

 

Ikea is Always a Good Idea.

We haven’t made an Ikea trip in quiet some time but this Good Friday visit made up for our absence. Overtime I visit the big blue and yellow building I get inspired by all of the wares and the rooms that they have constructed. Since this is NYC, our Ikea transforms small spaces into a type of urban oasis. It gives new Yorkers an idea of ways to create tranquility out of the small spaces that we have to work with.

The bedrooms were light and airy and filled with white details. White gives the illusion of space and sparseness. Angelique and I thought that we would do a mini photoshoot and use Ikea as our backdrop, all while soaking in some of the details that were used to transform these spaces.

Pretend Play in an IKEA model kitchen,

Pretend Play in an IKEA model kitchen.

Angelique fell in love with the fake laptop that seemed to be on display in every room.

Angelique fell in love with the fake laptop that seemed to be on display in every room.

Whats a bathroom mirror if you don't take a selfie in it?

Whats a bathroom mirror if you don’t take a selfie in it?

The theme of the space was an airy feel.

The theme of the space was an airy feel.

A nook with the obligatory white faux fur throw.

A nook with the obligatory white faux fur throw.

My favorite black leather purse went well with the white chair.

My favorite black leather purse went well with the white chair.

The kitchens all had amazing space.

The kitchens all had amazing space.

Here are some details that I just loved:

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Share some of your decor “do” and “don’t” ideas in the comment section: