While I would love as cream as we can get for a cabinet color, Ikea's white cabinets are pretty white. There is one cabinet which they say is an off white but it's still pretty white. So we are going to dim down the kitchen with the other accents involved - lighting, fixtures, countertops, floors.
We are choosing between these 2 granites. They don't have much selection on granite colors but we know we want the granite look and we both agree on beige. I like the beige with the larger resolution of specks and veins and Hubs likes the one with the smaller resolution but this last trip to Ikea he agreed on mine (the first pic) - yay! Tell me if u likey :) and if u can imagine them on white cabinets and if theyd look nice - I think so?
I am looking for a concise toy storage system for all the crazy baby toys we have spilling out of every nook and cranny of our house. I'd like a wall unit, large, with nooks for wicker baskets - Hubs isnt a fan - But I'd also like something low to the ground with pull out buckets like pictured here where they can access their toys themselves. Cant have it all I know - but check it out - this unit is $70 each and would blend in nicely behind a couch in the living room or a few up against a wall or even stacked on top of each other. It could always be painted a matching color to the room as well.
Since the place is all wooden flooring, we are also looking for affordable area rugs for every room pretty much. I have a nice Indian one already for under the dining room table that we'll just reuse. I need a nice one for each baby's room and then one for the main living room area under a coffee table if we put it out. I like the idea of a shaggy area rug - I love the cozy look and how it feels under ur feet when u walk across it. This pic isnt super clear sorry!
I'm also convinced I'm buying my future craft/sewing/computer desk from Ikea. It's gorgeous and reasonably priced at $159. I am starting to get crazy notions that if the Hubs really wanted to (which I think he does! call me crazy) that he could just build it for me?! There's just no time but if he had it - he could and would? Let's see BUT upon stalking the dream table again this weekend, I re-worked how I'd want my setup in my nook of our joint office. Instead of pushing the desk up against the wall, I think I'd rather have some storage behind me and face the center of the room, or face Hubs - aw. :) Wouldnt he love that? Maybe not :) But i would! Something like this....