Preparing for a trip to Ikea forces you to ask questions that aren’t normally associated with furniture shopping. Are you well hydrated? Are you wearing appropriate footwear? Do you have access to a map and/or compass? I’m telling you…this store is no joke. Show up unprepared and it will overwhelm you like a tidal wave. Fortunately, I was in the company of a few pros and we came, saw, and conquered with little injury (with the exception of my completely knotted back- darn you heavy purse!). My absolute favorite purchase was my new collection of stainless steel espresso cups. My Dad has a similar set and…lets just say we’re more alike than we are different. I guess it was only a matter of time until I bought (and subsequently obsessed over) one too.
Swedish design is all about clean, white minimilism...and since Ikea might as well be a synonym for Swedish, it’s not surprising that most of my other favorite pieces fit the bill. Here are a few other goodies I came across.