COLLECTION_ ikea picks

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In today’s post, I wanted to share the items I selected at Ikea for my studio and explain why.  You already caught a sneak peek in last week’s post about the studio and what I’d like it to look like, but here are the items in their full glory!

  1. My initial thought was to choose a visually light sofa, like this one, that wouldn’t be too heavy on the eye in the small space I live in, but when the VALLENTUNA collection was launched, I knew this was the way to go.  This collection exists of different components (ranging from different seating options to arm- and backrests), so you can put together your perfect sofa, for instance with extra storage space or with a hidden bed!  I chose to recreate the image of a “classic” sofa (unlike the one you see in the image above), because I wanted to keep this big piece of furniture simple, and opted for components with extra storage room. Perfect when you’re living in a small place like I am!
  2. I spend a lot of time behind my computer for my blog and photography jobs so I need a proper place to work at.  The drawing table I used in my former bedroom would take up too much space, but working from the kitchen table seemed as if my home would always be a mess.  This PS 2014 secretary is ideal, because it is small, it hides all the clutter on my desk in an instant, and if I do need more space once in a while, I can still move to the kitchen table!
  3. This table is located in the corner of the kitchen, which is quite a narrow space.  That’s why I didn’t want it to draw too much attention.  I opted for this simple white one named MELLTORP, which is placed against the wall.  When I have people over, I can move it away from the wall to offer place for four people (maybe even five?) and leave just enough place to move from the kitchen to the living room.
  4. This SEKOND chord set is the perfect start to create your dream pendant lamp.  You do need to take the lamp socket apart and screw off a few pieces, but then you can easily add a lampholder sleeve and a light bulb of your choosing to recreate that expensive lamp you couldn’t afford.  You’ll see the result in next week’s post!
  5. White curtains were on the top of my list to change the entire atmosphere of the studio.  The MERETE curtains are ready made and an affordable solution.
  6. As the space is so small, I didn’t want to bring in to many different elements.  I already owned one of these RANARP spotlights and still loved it, so I decided to add a few more.
  7. This gorgeous SINNERLIG cork stool functions as a plant stand and offers extra seating whenever I have people over.  Win win!
  8. Last time I checked, I owned 25 plants, so a pretty watering can is no luxury, especially if it fits into your interior so as perfect as this BITTERGURKA.  Practical doesn’t mean ugly and I’m a firm believer of surrounding yourself with objects you adore.
  9. Same thing goes for this pitcher from the IKEA 365+ series.  I never drink bottled water so you’ll always find a carafe with tap water on my kitchen counter or somewhere else around the studio, which means it’d better be pretty!

If you’re following me on instagram, you might have caught a few sneak peeks of the result on instagram stories, but next week I’ll give you the full tour of my studio in a final post about this collab with ikea.   Missed a previous post? You can find all of them here.





Items featured in this series of posts were generously gifted by Ikea.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting partners that help me to inspire you!

1 Comment

  1. Ineke / hush-e August 21, 2016

    Heel benieuwd! x


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