Thursday, June 24, 2010

I ♥ IKEA

While we were in San Diego I made sure that we reserved some time to fit in a stop to one of my favorite spots ever, IKEA. It'd be nice if St. Louis could someday get one and I'd be one happy girl!

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I purchased some dark grey curtains on a total whim for the bedroom and those suckers ended up putting me over my suitcase weight limit, too!

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I hadn't planned on changing the bedroom curtains, but after seeing them in store, I had to have them. I think I was getting tired of the sun coming in through our white curtains so much in the morning and thus these new curtains were an easy and quite the dramatic fix. The old curtains were grommet style and thus hung quite a bit lower.

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Dave was a dear and moved the curtain rod up quite a bit so I could use ring clips with the new set. Which, by the way, I scored these Cindy Crawford rings for $20 thanks to a misprint on the ad in store!

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I have plans to most likely hang some sort of roman shades underneath, I'm just not sure if I want to go with white or a natural textured set. I guess time will tell. : )

Oh, and I slept til almost 12 yesterday because of these babies. Go me. Teacher summers are the life. ♥

xoxo

25 comments:

The Life of the Chous said...

I love those curtains!! They really transform the room! What is the name of those curtains. I'm not seeing them on the website! Hopefully my local Ikea will have them!!

The Life of the Chous said...

I love the curtains!! They really transform the room! What is the name of those curtains? I'm not seeing them on the website. Hopefully my local Ikea will carry them!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Lovely bedroom, I like the mirrors on each side of bed.

Decor I Adore said...

I like ths mood in the room with those darker curtains... I am going through the same thing with my bedroom... love how lite and airy it looks but when I wake up at the crack of dawn... quiero gritar!!!

Looks beautiful!

Rebecca said...

ooooh - is your pintuck white duvet from West Elm? I've been on the fence about buying it. Will you tell me how you like it? Pros and cons?

Thanks!

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

I love the new look! I'm crazy over Ikea too!!Nordstom Rack is heading to STL in the fall so maybe Ikea is not so far off!! Here's keeping our fingers crossed!!

Elizabeth said...

Looks great! Love the zig zag pillows too!

Emily said...

Worth every penny of overweight baggage! I love them. And I feel your IKEA-less pain.

vanessa said...

love the new curtains, they don't look like ikea! and the pillows are great too!

Nikki said...

You have such talent. I never would've put those in that room but they look great! I love Ikea too. Could spend hours in there if my Husband would let me.

Tamstyles said...

ikea does rock...i have seen those and love em. good choice girl.

Aja said...

Darn those weight limits! Totally worth it though, they look great in your room!

Mrs. Chic said...

it look great!

L i z a said...

I love getting their catalog in the mail. I spend hours highlighting the stuff i like. The curtains are great, they look perfect in your beutiful bedroom.

Suzie said...

I hear ya! Blackout shades all the way especially during summer break! :)

LW @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Love the new glam look with those curtains! And I looove those pillows--Crate and Barrel?

And yes, I love Ikea too. I'm so sad without it here in Hawaii but am definitely planning on hitting it up when we fly back to the mainland this summer! And I will probably overload my suitcase too. :)

Sharstin said...

I am such a fan of Ikea too! those curtains looks so fab in your bedroom~

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

I love both looks, the white curtains make it looks so nice and bright but the grey really looks sophisticated and kind of sexy!Your room is beautiful by the way

Freckles Chick said...

Grey? Check.
Damask? Check.
Gorgeousness? Check.
Incredibly jealous of your bedroom? Check.

=]

miss corner cape said...

can't believe how such a simple change can transform the room. it looks so much more dramatic and romantic. i love it!

miss corner cape said...

can't believe how such a simple change can transform the room. it looks so much more dramatic and romantic. i love it!

Joi said...

@Rebecca-It is the Target version and I love it. Funny thing is I used to have the cream West Elm version a couple years ago and wanted the crisp white color so I went with the cheaper one. No complaints here--it has held up quite well and we wash it with a little bleach and all looks good. Hope that helps! Let me know if you need more clarification!

Lauren said...

Love the bedroom!! I also love Ikea we have one semi close to use.. but it's still atleast an hour to get there so we try to stock up when we go.

Enjoy your summer!! Teachers work their tails off during the school year! Enjoy it! :)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I love those curtains! And keeping out that pesky sunlight in the mornings is definitely a plus.

Sadly, I have never been to an Ikea. I don't even know where the nearest one would be. It's probably best that I don't know what I'm missing out on. :(

Emily A. Clark said...

Love the new curtains! They warm up the space alot.

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