Swedish Obsession

When we lived in Michigan, we were 15 minutes away from an IKEA. The things we take for granted mi amigos, the things we take for granted. See – now the closest IKEA is 2+ hours away. Did I still convince Jay that it was a good idea for us to cart our booties there last weekend? Why yes! Yes I did 😀

I had a specific checklist of baby room items I wanted and there was an added bonus. It was the spend more money than you should, and EAT FOR FREE day at IKEA! Never heard of it? Well those tricky little Swedish marketers came up with the idea that if they could persuade you to spend $100 or more on home furnishings, that you could eat all the swedish food your heart desired. To a knocked up women and a man that puts over a hundred miles a week on the open road burning calories on his bicycle – this sounded like a splendid way to spend a Saturday.

And so … off we went … on our Saturday adventure, where this happened.

Eat for Free at IKEA day

Yep, that’s food for just the two of us, well the three of us, if you’re getting technical. I think Jay likes to pretend he’s growing a baby too, since his spread out paced mine by a few sides.

I’ve gotta say, between the food (oh, the food!) and the splendid array of wonderment that lay before my eyes, this was one fun IKEA trip.

Best IKEA Furniture

My favorite item – BY FAR – was this little sofa that was just way too chic for it’s own good. And by it’s own good, I mean mine, because I’ve obviously got to make it mine.

IKEA Stocksund Sofa

As much as I lovey dove IKEA, I’m not usually a furniture shopper there, since the swedish lines are a bit more modern than I typically jam with. I’ve got a house chock full of their baskets and picture frames, but this sofa man, that really stopped my heart a beating for a quick second.

It’s even got a matching ottoman, to boot! Want, neeeed, must haveee ittt allll.

IKEA Stocksund Ottoman

They’ve actually got an entire collection (of armchair and sofas) so you better bet I’m saving my simolians to buy one of those beauties down the line.

Here are some of my favorite new picks I spotted on our most recent trip. I can’t wait to show you what we picked out for the nursery! (we’ve even got a paint color up in there!)

Best Things From IKEA

Stocksund Sofa // Dorthy Pillow // Pjas Basket // Himalayamix Plants // Graslok Planter // Stocksund Ottoman // Ryssby Table // Magga Basket // Ribba Picture Frame

10 thoughts on “Swedish Obsession

  1. We actually have that glass cabinet (Your first picture)! We use it as our own little makeshift butlers pantry!! 😀 The top shelves hold all of our bar-ware glasses and shaker, and the bottom shelf (which we made quite a bit larger than the others) holds our liquor, mixers, and wine! The drawers on the bottom are actually used for our puppies, to hold all of their little goodies LOL. LOVE IKEA!

  2. Haha, I dragged my husband from Durham to Charlotte two weekends ago to look at that exact sofa. We ended up buying it, and it was surprisingly easy to put together, and it looks great. I think I might stain the legs at some point because the light color looks fake up close. Now, one of the cushions is kind of lumpy for some reason, but I need to see if I can fix that. There’s a 10-year warranty, so I assume we can get a new cushion if necessary.

      1. We were going to get a fancy pants one from Crate and Barrel, but I really wanted a light color sofa, and I was afraid I’d be too anxious to really enjoy the couch if I was spending $1800 on a white sofa. After weeeeeeeeeks on Craigslist, Ikea to the rescue!

  3. Hi! Do you remember how much the couch was? The price isn’t listed on the Ikea website. It only shows the slipcovers. I am obsessed with that couch and going to the store soon–it’s a long trip–i want to be prepared and know how much I might be spending! :)

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