Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Designing for My Folks

Recently, my folks downsized and decided to move into a one bedroom apartment.  It was a bittersweet moment as we all recognized their need to simplify their lives, but at the same time, it was a welcomed change to their old ways and surroundings.   

Where I came in this transitioning phase of my parents' lives is the shopping & decorating.  Haha - of course. The focus was mainly their living room & dining area (i.e. the biggest open space in their flat).  My goal was to keep their budget low, yet create a cozy, sleek and well functioning modern space.  With that in mind, off we went to Ikea and West ElmHere are the main pieces we purchased. 

Karlstadt Leather Tufted Sectional // Vittso Coffee Table //  Borje Chairs // Bjursta Extendable Table// Nordli Wardrobe // Lappljung Ruta Pillows (on the sectional) // Malinda Chair Cushion  // Dumont Buffet (I have this too - one of the best purchases ever!) 

Twenty some years ago, my folks would have said "no thank you" to this look.  But now, they love the simple designs of these pieces, the quality (Ikea has much improved for sure!) and the reasonable price tags. They also appreciated my help, which of course, made me happy.  Next project: my brother's home (except they don't know it yet!!).

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