The new Ikea catalog arrived in my mailbox the other day and since then I have been covered in drool. Their new color schemes are all the colors I like:purple, red, and orange with a touch of black and white. NO BEIGE. They've also lowered their already cheap prices. It's perfect timing since I am on a redecorating kick that until recently involved doing not much because I couldn't find anything in purple or black and white that wasn't checkered.
I love to look at furniture and decorating catalogs. It reminds me of our childhood spring and summer vacations when we'd spend days in our grandfather's huge furniture store pretending all the fancy room displays were our homes away from real home. And, it is always fun to see how designers who don't live in Earthquake Country decorate bedrooms when they aren't afraid of being killed by sharp corned art pieces while they sleep. Is there anyone who survived the Northridge quake who has anything on the wall above their bed?
Our entire downstairs is wood or tiles floors and it's very cold in winter. I was paying close attention to all the new area rugs in the Ikea catalog since not being freezing this year is high on my list. They are layering rugs under couches, under beds, under coffee tables, under dining room tables, and in entry ways. Layers and layers and layers of rugs. It looks awesome. And dangerous.
I think I need to move to Sweden. Apparently people there never trip.