Archive for the ‘IKEA’ Category


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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So, how was your weekend?  I hope it was filled with all things good.

Today we are talking lamps.  Unique lamps to be specific.  Have you ever made your own DIY lamp or thought about having a lamp made using a favorite decorative piece?  If you are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind lamp this just might be an idea for you.

You could turn a ceramic ginger jar into a lamp like this…

The Hunted Interior



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The beauty of many of the Ikea tables is that they can be transformed and UpStyled with paint.

The beauty of paint is that it is the cheapest design tool you can use to transform your home.

The combination of paint and Ikea furniture can yield stunning results.

The Malm Dressing Table painted grey


via Design Sponge

The Docksta Table with a painted gold base



The Vittsjo Table painted gold



The Melltorp Table painted yellow



The Docksta Table painted in black chalkboard paint



This round side table is discontinued but the Lindved Table is similar



The Liatorp Table with painted base



Now I’m in the mood to head to Ikea and then paint something.  How about you?


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One of the main reasons I started my blog was to share my love of design with others.  I wanted to write about the tips and techniques I use when I’m designing a space for a client or myself and inspire others to create the home and parties they dream of.  In the 3 years of writing this blog (I can’t believe it’s been 3 years) I’ve shared lots of design advice from decorating outdoor spaces and bathrooms to creating work and hobby spaces that fuel your creativity, to entertaining and gifting ideas and tips.  As we head into a new year, I have so many more tips and ideas I’ll be sharing with you but for now I thought it would be fun to take a look back as some of the most popular design inspired post here on ConfettiStyle!

Enjoy and be inspired (again)!


Design Tips to Live By


8 Easy Tips to UpStyle Your Bedroom


The Anatomy of Accessorizing a Bathroom–10 Tips


5 Decorating Rules I almost Never Break


10 Design Tips {that also apply to life}!

Blue and White Living Room2--HB

Timeless Design Elements


Entertaining Inspiration

Ikea Feb 2013 (1)

Ikeas Favorite Thing

Cupcake Liner Giftwrap by ConfettiStyle (3) copy

Gift Wrap Design Ideas


Fashion…The Little Black Cardigan

By the way, I’ll also be continuing my 101 Series on the ConfettiStyle Facebook page so be sure to like the page for even more design, gifting, fashion and entertaining tips and ideas!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I look forward to having you along for the ride in 2014!


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It’s become a ritual.
Whenever I go to Ikea I start at the front of the store and snake my way through each of the departments only to find myself in the rug department “petting” the sheepskin rug they sell.
You know the rug, the white fluffy one that makes you want to just snuggle with it like you were a 5-year-old.
I can’t help myself.
I’ve picked up that rug so many times and asked myself the question that runs through my head at least 127 times a day, “what could I do with this?”
I know one, maybe two of those rugs are meant to be in my life so I had to go hunting for some design inspiration to help me figure out how me and this rug could live in harmony together.
If you’ve ever picked up this rug and asked the ‘what would I do’ question, here’s your answer…
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