Friday, October 11, 2013

Fab Fall Makeover

The leaves are changing colors and the temperatures getting cooler. That means it's time to break out the tall boots and cashmere least that's why I love fall. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it also makes me think about making a few decorating tweaks at home.

I usually just switch out my sofa throw pillows and call it a day. But after seeing the fabulous new Stockholm lattice rug at IKEA last month, I'm considering bumping it up a notch. I also fell head over heals in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with the green velvet Stockholm sofa. But the super practical side of me would never allow such a purchase. So pushing that green sofa to the dark recesses of my mind, I came up with a lovely AND practical wish list to update my home for the fall. I've rounded up a collection highlighting the newly expanded IKEA Stockholm line along with our Knesting slipcovers that will make any home a treat come turkey day.

Fall Decorating Buying Guide

  1. slipcover in Espresso Twill for the IKEA Ektorp 3 Seater Sofa
  2. IKEA Stockholm rug
  3. IKEA Stockholm cabinet in walnut
  4. slipcover in Lemon Magna for the IKEA Henriksdal bar stool
  5. Throw pillows: Cable Knit from World Market and Orange flange from CB2
  6. Geena table lamp from Pottery Barn
  7. Threshold accent cabinet from Target
  8. Knesting Oatmeal Linen slipcover for the IKEA Ektorp footstool
Happy Fall everyone!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

New 2014 IKEA Catalog items - A Quick Tour

It's that time of year again! Many of us IKEA fanatics think this time of year is even better than Christmas morning. I definitely felt more giddy roaming the aisles of my Atlanta IKEA this week than opening Christmas gifts in years past. Not that my gifts haven't been, no, no. I've loved and appreciated ALL of my gifts. But wandering through the IKEA maze, wondering what new and shiny things will be around that next that is pure bliss!

Okay, some of you might be thinking I'm a little weird, so I will just get to it. There are lots of new items from the 2014 IKEA catalog showing up in the stores now. I keep anxiously awaiting my catalog in the mail, but so far have had to settle with the online version. You can check it out here.

I'm not exactly in love with the cover. It seems a bit random, and all of those jars look odd to me. But it is bright which is one of the things I love about IKEA. It may just be my store or that they haven't arrived, but I didn't see a whole lot of new items in the living room area yet. There was a cool fuchsia colored sofa bed, kind of like the Moheda model. But when my eyes saw these beauties, I forgot about that sofa.
IKEA ExpeditIKEA Expedit

There are three new high gloss colors for the Expedit series - hot pink, teal, and orange! I loved the high gloss gray models introduced last year, but wow these are so much fun. I'm sure they will just add to the amazing and creative uses of Expedits across the blogosphere. Another new shelving option I found in the kitchen area is this one called the Stenstorp. 
IKEA Stenstorp

I think these shelves would also look great by an entryway for hanging coats. Next in my grand tour came the seating section. My favorite new chair is this bright yellow model named Reidar.
IKEA Reidar

And last stop on the top floor was the children's section with lots of cute bedding products including this one.
After a quick dinner break that included a nice summer berry salad rounded out with a piece of yummy Swedish apple pie (only $1.29 with an IKEA Family card!), it was time to hit the downstairs market. Here's where I noticed a trend of various items in a lovely, soft seafoam green. Since it's one of my favorite colors, I couldn't help but ogle these new dishes.
And then I found a few new fabulous rugs in the textiles department. These new Stockholm series rugs come in two great colors - brown and yellow.
IKEA rugs
Buttons are another new theme in this year's catalog...
 Whewwwww. It was a long, but fruitful evening. Now I'm gonna try my best to not make a return trip this weekend......but I'm not promising anything.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Colorful Collection of Klippans

The Klippan loveseat has been an IKEA staple for over 30 years. It is a quintessential example of the simple, clean lines that the Swedish brand is know for. And over the years, there have been many bold and funky designs....

via Design Milk
I've really grown to love the Klippan for its form and function. It works great in a small living room, guest room or office. If you are one the millions who own a Klippan and aren't in love with IKEA's cover options, we've come to the rescue. makes slipcovers for the IKEA Klippan loveseat in a variety of fabrics that will work with any decor. Then add one of our pillow covers to give your Klippan a completely new life.
Klippan cover by Knesting in Avocado

Knesting Klippan slipcover
in Avocado Twill
with Wonderama pillow cover

Linen Klippan slipcover by

in Dove Linen
with Violet Lattice pillow cover

Klippan cover in Espresso Twill by

in Espresso Twill
with Coral Duncan pillow cover

Crimson Klippan slipcover by

Knesting Klippan slipcover
in Crimson Twill
with Thomas Paul Perch pillow cover

Navy Knesting Klippan slipcover

Knesting Klippan cover
in Navy Twill
with Charcoal Dwell Studio pillow cover