Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ikea was calling my name!!


Well I couldn't hardly wait to show you all my new couch, I went to Ikea today and purchased the bigger white slipcovered couch, I already had the loveseat but I just couldn't get it to look right, it was just to small in my room. Has anyone else seen the commercial for Ikea where the lady is running to her car screaming to her husband start the car, start the car!! I feel like her and laugh everytime I shop there, they have such good prices on there couches!! I really like the way it looks and the room feels more balanced to me now(; Notice that my fireplace is missing, it's a long story, but I will take a pic and show you what I have done with that later, I'm not so sure I like it, so I won't show a pic yet ): I also moved my buffet cabinet to my living rm for now, we'll see how long that lasts, LOL. I'm still playing around with the stuff on the walls, it just wasn't coming to me today, I have good decorating days and bad and today I think I was so excited just looking at my new white couches! What do you all think, do you like it?? Oh and please don't mind the wrinkles on the sofa's I have to steam them and I haven't done it yet.
Hugs~Kelly

41 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love it! I dream of that white ikea furniture too. I would also love to have the pink slip covers. Thanks for answering my question about the pink chairs. Kmart doesn't carry them any more. Do you know what happened to Decorating Housewife? I enjoyed her blog too but it stopped. Have fun with your walls!
Cheryl

Joni said...

OH, GORGEOUS! I have an IKEA about an hour and a half from me, and I want to go there and drool....and maybe bring something home with me, too! *Ü*

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Awsome new look Kelly! Perfect for the new year! So sweet and chic!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Elyse said...

so pretty! i can feel the excitement in your writing! and my 2 cents is don't worry about steaming the wrinkles. with boys? come on! LOL that's what cottage is all about. wrinkles and dings and chips!

it's awesome. did you get anything fun at the marketplace? the ikea nearest to me is almost an hour away so i don't go there frequently but when i go, i love it! (great construction paper there. too!)

xo

Miss Janice said...

Do you love that or what! I need it in off white:-) I never knew Ikea had this type of furniture--not sure what I thought they had, but not this! It looks great in your room. You simply have a gorgeous home. If you have a moment, please stop by my blog, I have a Southern friend who needs our prayers.

Becky said...

Oh Kelly they are so pretty. I am excited for you. I just wish I had been there to help you play around with all of your decor. I so love your house. Beautiful beautiful
Lucky lucky you!!!
Becky

Forever Vintage said...

I have the couch and I love it. For the price you can't go wrong and it is really comfortable. I want to get the matching chair or 2tub chairs with the white slipcovers.

jen said...

Oh my word!! I just found your blog and your house is adorable!

I have an off white couch and three kids!! How do you keep yours clean??

Jen

jen said...

Oh my word!! You have the cutest trailer in the world too!!

Jen

Sondra Behne' said...

Oh my gosh..your home is so lovely. Love your style. I am just starting to fall in love with white also. I now want an all white kitchen.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

LOVE IT...with a day care I can not do all white but it looks great. I will be over to have some tea...promise I will not spill~ LOL

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE IT!! Have you seen the PINK covers?? Those are my dream to have one of these days....!
I love IKEA too, have been there once and NEED to go back there.

Hugs from Marian

Julie said...

Hi kelly, I like the title of your post, I smiled. Yes I love the sofa the room is coming together nicely its all looking so good. best wishes Julie.C

Elyse said...

OMG! i hadn't noticed the coffee table, i was too busy staring at the couches. more pics! i think it looks pretty and very cottagey. you could always paint over a couple of stripes if you think there are too many. more pics!

Elyse said...

ps

i LOVE the pink piece. is it a door with a mirror hung on it? details!

xo

Lisa said...

You did well answering the call of Ikea.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I know how you feel...next week I am getting my new chair from IKA...you gotta love IKA....and the price is right..that is for sure...everything looks great....
Mo :-)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

OMG, GORGEOUS!! Kelly it loooks amazing! and that console under the window? STUNNING! you did a Fabulous job sweetie!!

Omg, and I'm cracking up, that IKEA commercial is the best commercial ever!! I lOVE that one, it's so me too :)

Great post! I can't wait to see the fireplace too!

Enjoy your new room this weekend! Hugs, Cynthia

Kasey said...

I have the same one in my bedroom.
love it!

stacy said...

your room looks just lovely!! i want those white sofas too!

Simply Dandy said...

Oh Kelly, it's awesome!! I think that is what your room was missing. It needed another longer piece like that. As ELF would say, I like it....I like it ALOT!! It looks super duper!! You little sneaky, I knew you were up to something and I love the leopard throw!!

I know what you mean, sometimes the decorating genes are overflowing and other days, they just aren't jiving!! I am working on my office.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

miss gracies house said...

I love 'em! Pretty darn good for an *off* day:) Lucky you-we don't have IKEA here...next time I'm in the city (6 hours away) I'm going to check it out!
I think your dining room is always my favorite!
Rene'

jamie_lynn said...

AHHH! I LIKE IT A LOT! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!! =).

Lori said...

Ph my who couldn't love the white sofa look????? Lori P.S. I need some votes if you've a sec please stop by my site! Pretty please?????

Becky said...

I'll bet you are still having fun with that beautiful room!
Hugs
Becky

Deb said...

I love your new white slipcovered couch! It is the exact one my daughter wants for her new apartment :-) Such a pretty room Kelly.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your home is getting More beautiful everytime I tune in. Absolutely gorgeous! One thing about blogs showing there homes, the transitions of decorating just keeps going and better every time


I've never been to ikea, not even sure where there is one. I'm going to find out and check it out one of these days..Hopefully soon.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh my goodness! Lovely! Do they sell just the slipcovers? My couch is that style exactly...and I've been covering it myself.....

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning! I LOVE it! and IKEA too; just wish it wasn't over an hour away! Can't wait to see what you did to fireplace and yes I have several of those days where nothing falls into place! I've been having a weeks worth now!lol Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Claudia said...

I love those IKEA sofas! I lust for them but will have to wait. The loveseat would be so lovely in my living room and the sofa would be perfect in the den. I love that that they have so many slip covers available. Your sofas look lovely in your home.

I've been doing a lot of shopping at IKEA lately as I have had to fix up temporary lodgings while I am out in San Diego working.

I've become a huge fan.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Kelly,

You are too funny! yes, I know all about "changing our minds", oh what fun it is to be a girl :) LOL

anyway, I do remember in another post you had the unit on the other side. I liked it that way too. But I have the same dilemma as you, where do I put the TV ;) I have mine above the fireplace too, and I have to say, I miss decorating it all "UP". I can decorate it a little , but can't do my usual kind because I think its not as tolerant with the tv there. So Design wise , its a challenge. That's why I want my TV behind a door eventually. Next project :) But the good thing about yours is, its set back, so you don't see it right away when you walk in. So I'd leave it there. And I do like your combined unit! what I really love is the wall you've done up above the sofa too ( love seat ). If you had the Tv there or the fireplace, you'd have to move a sofa, and I like that layout too much to change it...I kinda played with your layout and moved things around in my head, and it comes back to keeping the layout as is! maybe if you felt at a latter date that the TV and fireplace inside the unit weren't doing it for you any more, you could keep the fireplace there, and the tv, and put shutters on the tv, so it could be hidden again. You could take away the side units and make the fireplace more visible? Just a thought. I have a feeling you'll change it up for fun anyway if your like me :) But the sofas and everything else look great where they are! that piece in front of the window looks FAB too!


Hugs!! xox

VintageJunkie said...

GIGGLE GIGGLE! Oh don't you just LUV Ikea! A good friend of mine and I are OBSESSED, lol! She said she has actually had DREAMS of shopping at Ikea, lol! As I stated in the previous post that I have the sofa, loveseat, two oversized chairs with two ottomans n two of the more upright chairs for the ends of my dining room table so I think I am obseesed, lol! Oh I just LUV the way you have your livingroom and I wouldn't worry about the wrinkles if I were you since to be it gives a more relaxed cozy slipcovered look like the Rachel Ashwell shabby yet chic style! I actually prefer a lil bt of wrinkling ;0) You do an amazing job at decorating and you are so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

wow!soooo pretty! what a peacful room!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love it, too!!! I had no idea about IKEA selling white sofas. I will have to look into the price on them as I am trying to find new furniture. Not so sure white would do having Mr. Duhgall's black hair around and he likes to rub up against the skirt on the sofa we have now.

LOVE your house, Kelli! Just so fresh and so pretty!!!

xo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: I know the commercial and laugh everytime I see it!!!! go..go..go!!! whooo hooa!!

fairmaiden said...

I have the same couches. We actually have two of the full size rather than a loveseat and they both fit so nicely in our family room. We've had them for two yrs. and let me tell you, with four teenagers(and their friends) they get dirty. I don't think they wash up very good. But it doesn't cost too much to just buy new slipcovers when they get worn out.

fairmaiden said...

BTW...the wrinkles do come out all on their own after a few weeks. I didn't steam or iron mine and they straightened out on their own.
Same with after washing too. These sofas are really cozy. We LOVE them!

LoVe IKEA...we we're just there yesterday(it's only 20 minutes away). We have alot of furniture from there. One of my daughter's entire bedroom is set is from IKEA, black rod iron. My oldest son just bought his own queen size bed from IKEA and loves it. He's getting ready for when he moves out on his own. I would love to have the Ektorp chair and footrest to go with the sofas. Someday.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh, I just LOVE your white furniture! Your room is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I have added your blog to my sidebar because you inspire me. Have a lovely Spring day.

Blessings,
Sandi

cindy said...

Those are adorable couches, I have the footstool with a cream colored couch bought at Sears. If I could do it over again I would buy that couch also!! I love your decorating colors and roses. And, I absolutely adore your camper trailer!!! I want one! Hugs, ~cindy s~

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh!!! I like it!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Kelly!
Heather, from Pretty Petals, sent me over to your blog to check out your IKEA couch and love seat. I've been admiring hers because we need to replace the two love seats in our living room. The look is great and the price can't be beat, so I am thinking of dragging my hubby over to IKEA tonight to check them out.
Are you happy with your purchase?
xo
jeanne