The real beauty of IKEA products is that they aren’t precious, which makes them ripe for reinvention.
MAKEOVER MATERIAL I used to think there would come a time when I would live an IKEA-free lifestyle, when every room in my house would contain only “Grownup Furniture” —you know, just antique or artisan made pieces mixed in with factory efforts from glamorous Italian manufacturers. And I do have a few of these items in my life. But I also continue to have some IKEA because, let’s face it, the pieces are well enough made and their design is considered, sometimes even by the boldface names (in downmarket mode) whose work I see in fancy furniture shops. Read more