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2016 Ikea Catalog

The last couple of times I’ve gone to Ikea the store has been under construction with new vignettes being constructed and old products being liquidated.  Seeing all of that going on only meant one thing…the release of the 2016 Ikea catalog was nearing.

2016 Ikea Catalog3

2016 Ikea Catalog4

I received my copy of the catalog a few days ago and boy oh boy are there some really awesome items in it.  From new furniture to textiles and pillows, there are so many items that on are my shopping list.  And as an admitted paper addict, I’m loving all the new paper products they have too. I can’t wait to make a trip to the store to pick up a few of my favorite things but for now I thought I’d share them with you here on the blog.

The Maryd Tray Table is such a versatile piece that could be used as a night stand or even  side table.  $69.99 


Ikea is one of my favorite sources for baskets and this lidded Nipprig Basket is a steal at $16.99.  Such a chic way to store kids toys, blankets and magazines.


If you’re looking for stylish office storage that won’t break the bank, these Fjalla Magazine File will fit the bill.  And at $4.99 for a 2 pack you can fill your entire bookcase with them.


I don’t have any space for a new chair but if I did I’d definitely buy the Nipprig Chair.  Can’t you just image this painted in a bold, bright color?  $49.00


I’m a fan of Ikea’s Billy Bookcase but the Valje Shelf has so much more style with the off-set shelves and the white-washed wood grain finish.  $149.00


I’ll definitely be picking up a couple of these Risatorp Wire Baskets at $12.99.  

Ikea--Risatorp Wire Basket

The Varv Ceiling Light is one of my favorite new lighting fixtures and I think it would look fabulous spray painted gold, silver or copper.  $49.99.  


And when it comes to paper products, the Hemsmak Labels ( $1.99) and Framstalla  Tape (6.99) are definitely on my list.

Ikea--Hemsmak Labels

Ikea--Hemsmak Adhesive Labels

Ikea--Framstalla Tape

If you haven’t received a copy of the 2016 Ikea catalog, you can request one here or pick one up in the store.

Happy shopping!


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When it comes to furniture functionality and chic diy transformations the Hemnes Shoe Cabinet is probably one of my favorite Ikea hack pieces. The slim size of this piece make it ideal for narrow closets or hallways and the piece can be used for much more than shoe storage.

You can create a compact mud room next to the front door and use the top drawer to hold keys, chargers, batteries and other daily essentials.

Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinete

Ikea sells several styles of shoe cabinets including this  4 drawer version.


There are a thousand and one ways you can customize the shoe cabinets to give it a unique style.

Ikea Hemnes via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

I love this library look achieved by adding brass label holders with pulls.

Ikea Hemnes via Windgate Lane

via Windgate Lane

A couple of coats of paint and stylish knobs can dramatically change the look of the basic shoe cabinet.

Ikea Hemnes via I Heart Organizing

via I Heart Organizing

O’verlays has created a collection of designer overlays to fit the Hemnes cabinets which is another easy way to get a designer look in a flash.

Overalys on Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

I love the look of two shoe cabinets placed side by side to function as a console cabinet.

Ikes Hemnes via Scraphacker

Most of the shoe cabinets are available in black-brown and white or a wood grain finish.

Ikea Hemnes via Intergrations Blog

The shoe cabinet can also work to hold cold weather accessories, files, cords or lightweight books.

Ikea Hemnes via Frugal Faye

The 3-drawer Brissa shoe cabinet is a great buy at $39.99 and looks great customized with a wood frame and brass cup pulls.

Ikea Hemnes Single Unit via Yellow Brick Home

via Yellow Brick Home

I love these Ikea shoe cabinets so much and have been trying to figure out where I could put one of these in my home.

Here’s a round-up of all the Ikea styles available…


I hope you were inspired.


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Happy Monday!

Via Country Living

I’m back with another installment of Product & Inspiration and this time we’re talking decor for your kitchen.



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There are two things I really love in life….design and shopping.  Those two things go hand in hand in my book and there’s no better way to share two of my passions with you then in a new blog series called Product and Inspiration.  

Similar to “get the look” post that you might see on other blogs, my goal for each Product and Inspiration post is to share a product I love along with inspirational design photos using that item (or something very similar) AND a design tip or two.    I hope you enjoy “shopping” with me and more importantly I hope you’re inspired to decorate your life in style.



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Hello there my friends!  

Over the weekend I took at look at my top blog post and discovered that the post where I share things I love or inspire me are really popular.  So here’s the latest installment of My Favorite Things!


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I ventured out to Ikea last Friday after having stayed away for several months.

Ikea Shopping Bag

A trip to Ikea is not typically something you just do on the spur of the moment.  There are a couple of things you’ll need to do before heading to Ikea…

 1) You have to think about the day and time to go (in order to maintain your sanity)


2) if you’re married, you have to get the hubs on board at least a week in advance so that he can store up some patience for what is sure to be a few hours of browsing, oohing and awing and creative brainstorming. Oh, and you just might have to promise to take him out to lunch and you pay for it…just saying!

With both to-do’s check off my list the hubs and I headed to Ikea.


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Happy Friday!  Just a few things to inspire your creativity!



I love the styling of the shoe closet!  Such a great way to display the pieces you have and create wearable combos at the same time.



Love this idea for Up-Styling a piece of Ikea furniture!



Since my handbags are in constant rotation, I just might have to try making one of these for myself.



 If you’re looking an inexpensive, easy and chic placemat, look not further than the scrapbook aisle at your local craft store for 12 ” x 12″ glittered scrapbook paper.

Here are a few links I know you’ll enjoy!

How to Shop Smart for Antiques

Why Couples Fight at Ikea (oh so true)

Are you doing what it takes to be enormously successful and truly happy?

Even if you’re not a food blogger you’ll find this information on making money with your blog interesting.


See you back here Monday with a look at Christmas trends 2014! ( 5 months and counting)

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This has to be one of my all time favorite DIY trends–Faux Marble Contact Paper!  What a simple and easy way to turn a basic piece of furniture, picture frame or just about anything into something chic and stylish!

Prepare to be inspired…

 I heart Organizing

 I Heart Organizing

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty


Nordic Days

A Thoughtful Place

A Thoughtful Place

 Our Humble Abode

 Our Humble Abode

Burlap and Lace

 Burlap and Lace

Yes, I know–so lovely!  Want to create your own faux marble DIY, this seems to be the best source for quality white marble contact paper.  Also available on Amazon.

Happy Decorating!


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