SHOPPING TRIP: Ikea

So every recent graduate or young professional loves a little Ikea action. Its a great place to go to get inexpensive furniture and still feel like you have a stylish apartment. I wouldn’t recommend getting EVERYTHING at Ikea because then your place will look a little generic, but a few key items never hurt anyone! This week we went to Ikea to get a few key items for my boyfriends (barely decorated) house, and trust me… just a few things made a difference! Here is what we got…

LAPPLJUNG RUTA RUG. Its a low pile rug with a bold print! I have been obsessed with this rug since it came out in the Ikea catalogue!

LAPPLJUNG RUTA RUG. Its a low pile rug with a bold print! I have been obsessed with this rug since it came out in the Ikea catalogue!

ASKHOLMEN outdoor suite in gray-brown. Its the perfect little set for a patio. All the grilling and great weather for this summer you will definitely put this to good use!

ASKHOLMEN outdoor suite in gray-brown. Its the perfect little set for a patio. All the grilling and great weather for this summer you will definitely put this to good use!

 

INGOLF bar stool with backrest. Perfect for any type of bar or countertop space in a very neutral color.

INGOLF bar stool with backrest. Perfect for any type of bar or countertop space in a very neutral color.

STAVE MIRROR. The BEST full length mirror I have had! Love Love Love.

STAVE MIRROR. The BEST full length mirror I have had! Love Love Love.

 

Now if you are really unsure about Ikea and how generic it can be (trust me thats how I feel at times) you might want to check out IKEA HACKERS (www.IKEAHACKERS.net) Its this amazing website that takes Ikea items and shows how people have taken the parts and created something really unique for their space!

 

 

 

SHOPPING TRIP: Mexco, Uptown Dallas

I love exploring Dallas and all the BEAUTIFUL home goods stores that they have! While having brunch in uptown I stopped in Mecox, an interior decorating store full of ALL the things I would want for my home. Its the kind of place that you could go and decorate your whole home or just find a few quirky pieces to make your house unique.

I found out that there are several locations of Mecox stores! I visited the Dallas one but there are other retail locations in Chicago, NYC, South Hampton and East Hampton, LA, Houston, and Palm Beach.

I found out that there are several locations of Mecox stores! I visited the Dallas one but there are other retail locations in Chicago, NYC, South Hampton and East Hampton, LA, Houston, and Palm Beach.

Here are a few beautiful pieces I found on my visit…

GORGEOUS LIGHT FIXTURE. This would be perfect for a living room or my office?! Yes.

GORGEOUS LIGHT FIXTURE. This would be perfect for a living room or my office?! Yes.

So Texas. I need one of these for my coffee table!

So Texas. I need one of these for my coffee table!

Another beautiful light fixture... this would be PERFECT for an entry way or a huge dining room set up

Another beautiful light fixture… this would be PERFECT for an entry way or a huge dining room set up

Beach House perfection? Yes. Or even a calming guest bedroom or bathroom! They had amazing household accessories... I didn't have time to snap them all!

Beach House perfection? Yes. Or even a calming guest bedroom or bathroom! They had amazing household accessories… I didn’t have time to snap them all!

 

 

Please visit their new store in Houston at http://mecox.com/our-stores/houston