When I was tired of sleeping on a floored mattress, Ikea stepped up and sent me the Hemnes canopy bed. When my life was a mess, Ikea picked up the pieces and neatly stashed them in a Helmer drawer unit. Ikea, you've been there for me and my wallet.
That being said, I think it's a little weird to get exclusive with Ikea. Ikea has been around. Everybody has Ikea.
So I've set some boundaries to avoid the cheap furniture catalogue look. I try to avoid large or especially recognizable pieces, like the ubiquitous Expedit bookshelf or Lack side table. When I do cheat and bring home a popular piece (a-hem, a-Hemnes...), I usually have a major Pretty Woman-esque make-over planned.
It's a rarity for me to peruse the Ikea catalogue and see perfection instead of potential. But here it is.
Perfection = The Ikea Edland Series
The Edland Linen Cabinet
How do I love these? Let me count the ways. The slim, curving legs! The smoky gray finish! The beveled drawer fronts and mouldings! The contrasting drop pulls! The flat packages that will fit in my Ford Taurus!
And the best of the bunch? The Edland Wardrobe.
Oh Edland! We have so much in common- our love of French Provincial style, our obsession with keeping clothing neatly organized! If you are anywhere near as handsome in person as you are online... I'd be a fool to not pledge $399 and my eternal love.