After 13 years, the cushioning of my IKEA Allerum sofa was still firm, but the slipcover had gotten ratty. But where do you get a slipcover for an IKEA product that is no longer in production?
Searching for the perfect gold and wood mid-century modern bar cart. When I moved into a bigger apartment, one of the things I really, really wanted was a bar cart. The idea of wheeling something around to entertain guests — and offer them my partner’s whiskey collection — appealed to me, even if I wasn’t going to wheel it very far.
No green thumb? No problem. CB2 and Target has great-looking artificial plants. Oh, and a few planters for real plants too. I devoted a post a while back to planters from IKEA for your indoor greenery. But what if you don’t want to take care of plants, have a horrible track record with them, or are trying to spruce up a space that doesn’t get enough light? Luckily, there are very realistic looking fake plant options.
Oh Joy! has had a housewares line at Target for a few years now. They’re always brightly colored and playful, in keeping with Joy Cho’s happy aesthetic. I don’t think I could do a whole house or room with Oh Joy (it’s a bit too much for me), but I do admire some of the pieces in her 2017 spring collection.
Target has been killing it with their lamp offerings lately. I’ve noticed that in the past year or so, they’ve increased the number of lighting items — and the designs are so attractive. I go in search of the perfect gold round lamp, but end up with something different.
A roundup of planters and plant pots from IKEA. I love plants in the home, but don’t have a terribly green thumb. I don’t want to spend too much money on planters and plant supplies given my less-than-stellar record of keeping them alive. IKEA, in my experience, is a a great place to find stylish planters at lower costs.
Checking out the Dwell Magazine for Target collection. I was pretty excited when I found out that Dwell Magazine was doing a collaboration with Target. I love Dwell’s pages of aspirational, modern homes. And of course. I have long loved Target for its low-cost, stylish decor. They made perfect sense together.