sleep

It’s the middle of winter and bed is where I want to be! waking up and getting up is hard!

We spend a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is the single most important thing we all do each and every day; and getting enough sleep is SO important for us all. To be totally honest I love to sleep! I mean I need that beauty sleep!

IKEA is on a mission to help Australian’s get the sleep they deserve. (YAY)  They know that having a good night sleep is about ensuring you have the bedroom set up; including everything from the right mattress, pillow, lighting and bedding

I like to sleep well at night also knowing about that i’m sleeping on quality materials, I’m always a fan of natural materials on the bed all year around (its just in winter when I like to pile on the layers) did you know all of  IKEAs cotton is sourced sustainably?

Sleep well and be inspired to make a bedroom for a great nights sleep

ikea podcast – the future of design

Recently I joined a panel of experts in Sydney in conjunction with IKEA Australia including  Tiffany Buckins, IKEA Australia Head of Interior Design,  Dr Thea Brejzek, Professor of Spatial Theory UTS and Seamus McCartney, Head of Product and Strategy and Place at Lendlease at the MCA a gathering of leaders in interior design, sustainability and innovation to talk about future design all part of Vivid Ideas. During this we discuss the future of design and explore new approaches to creating future communities, delve into how we can create adaptive, local communities and what the community of the future will look like it was a great discussion and the best part if you weren’t able to be a part of the full house on the day you can listen to it here on their podcast

IKEA + you Makeover

IKEA + you Before and after makeover

I love this make over by IKEA Australia

Living in a share house for 10 plus years it was time (well actually way overdue) for an an update for David and Curtis ( winners from the Tempe store) and the timing could not have been more right to create a new bedroom space for these two. A bedroom is a very important space, you go to sleep here and wake up here it has a huge impact on your mood and day and this clever and cool update creates a fresh new space for this inner city couple to have their very own sanctuary.

Responding to David and Curtis  needs for more storage, well actually storage that works and satisfies their needs makes all the different in their space, a place for everything and everything in its place!

I love how the team embrace the peach walls by coordinating modern solutions that complement the space  ( no need to paint over these they just need a little push in the right direction)  by adding new elements that showcase key sentimental items all making the space feel fresh and new.

tip add elements of colour with a nod to midcentury and embrace the retro feel. Work with house plants to enhance this look.

Sometimes the best makeovers are ones that are simple and make your space work and feel better

BEFORE

AFTER

ikea – new limited edition collection SPÄNST

Lets be straight to the point about this new limited edition collection SPÄNST from Ikea – your going to want it all!

This is Ikea at its best.

Its super cool but also functional – lets talk for just a minute about those clear storage boxes, neon lights and the skate board rack! I want them all!

Its in store here in Australia from 28th of May – see you in store!

Ikea INDUSTRIELL Collection

Loving the limited edition Industriell collection in store at Ikea now click here to see the entire collection or head in store

HJÄRTELIG the “wellness collection” from ikea

 

IKEA is to launch a limited edition wellness collection HJÄRTELIG

Designed with a delicate touch, IKEA explores organic materials for a new wellness collection that engages the senses.

In April IKEA Australia will launch a new limited edition range, HJÄRTELIG. HJÄRTELIG will feature a range of furniture, home furnishing accessories and a yoga kit, will all elements of the collection designed to set the ideal conditions for rest, relaxation and gentle exercise.

Designed by IKEA designers Maja Ganszyniec and Andreas Fredriksson, HJÄRTELIG takes inspirations from mother nature and sustainable materials such as cotton, rattan, linen, cork and pine.

HJÄRTELIG is a collection that helps respond to these challenges and remind us about taking moments to re-focus and revitalise at home.

The HJÄRTELIG collection is designed to create a light and peaceful feeling within the home. Made from sustainable materials, the accessories and furnishings are kind to our environment and durable for everyday life at home – all at an affordable price for everyday people. We know that we spend a lot of time being physically present in our home, but we enjoy our homes most when we are mentally present.

The collection includes the very first IKEA yoga bag as well as jewellery bowls, scented candles, bedding, pots and textiles to encourage relaxation and mental presence within the home.

Lets talk about that bed!

The HJÄRTELIG range is available for a limited time in all Australian stores from April 2018.

YPPERLIG collection Ikea x Hay

This October Ikea launch the much anticipated  YPPERLIG collection with the Danish design company HAY

By combining materials, colours and production techniques, YPPERLIG is a collection of basics adapted to modern needs and wants – take a look at the capsule collection in store now

Game of Throws

Lets be honest most of us are watching! and the Game of Thrones wardrobe department recently revealed that John Snow actually wears an Ikea Skold sheepskin as part of his King of the north get up and now the clever ( and funny) people at Ikea have of course helped us with GOT GTL hurry winter is still here!

ikea new Stockholm collection

When Ikea gets it right they get it very right

Im loving the brand new Stockholm collection that has just landed in store now, its easy, simple, relaxed and not complicated. I’m loving the cosy velvet, the blue glassware and the light timber and rattan, it’s scandi ( sorry can we not use this word unless its actually scandi! such an over used word) but feels perfect for an Aussie home too!

The trick is to not fill your place with things from just the one store, its all about creating a mix, tricky with this collection as I have my eye on lots! The Rattan Cabinet is totally a stand out for me!

 Click here to see more or head in store

ikea launches viktigt collection

When Ikea is great Ikea is really great!

I’m loving their latest collection VIKTIGT created in collaboration with Ingegerd Råman one of Scandinavia’s most well-known glass designers and ceramists.

I first spotted this featured in Elle Decoration Magazine whilst waiting for a flight at an airport recently and immediately was excited about this collection which is simplicity in design at its best.

In store in Australia from mid May keep your eyes peeled here

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