August 22, 2016

Inspired by IKEA

I was flipping through the new IKEA catalog this weekend and spotted this kitchen and was inspired. The wood tone cabinets were really interesting (and are certainly making a comeback in a more modern way than the builder-grade cherry of yesteryear).  You can’t see in this pic, but the glass doors are wired too, which gives a very country-mod feel to the space.  I really dislike the square subway tiles (reminds me of a public restroom) so I ventured out to create a cool kitchen design using wood IKEA cabinets!


And here’s what I came up with! Fresh and clean but with hints of traditional design.  I love the way the mint color plays off the warmer cabinet color, especially when paired with lots of crisp white.  This design is mostly really affordable stuff, with a couple splurges (counters and floors) which is a great way to make an IKEA kitchen look decidedly not IKEA.


  1. Overstock subway tile 2. Honed Imperial Danby countertops 3. IKEA pendants with brass accents 4. Bistro counter stools (all my clients with kids LOVE these) 5. IKEA kitchen table pendant 6. IKEA cabinets 7. Overstock matte brass faucet 8. IKEA table 9. IKEA apron front sink 10. Cement floor tiles 11. Overstock Gas range (expensive look, great reviews, modest price) 12. Overstock Hood vent 13. Target mint chairs

Some more awesome IKEA finds- because who doesn’t love the land of meatballs, crowds and furniture that comes in 1,000 parts??


1. Hello, herringbone wood countertops! // 2. // 3. (GORGEOUS highchair for under $60!) // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. (fab storage side table for kids toys!)// 12. // 13. // 14. // 15.

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