IKEA Expedit

Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Expedit Chic

The IKEA Expedit shelving unit can probably be considered a modern classic by now, and I continue to see them pop up all over the place. It takes a bit of ingenuity to get one to catch your eye, but that’s what this home office has going for it in spades.

I would not have thought of putting swing-arm sconces above a big shelving unit. Would you? But it works, and it looks fantastic! The rest of the space supports the design too, elevating a fairly standard big box item into something wonderful. Here’s how to achieve a similar look.

  1. Cassidy Indigo Ikat Armless Chair
  2. Classic Gray Binders
  3. Knipsa Seagrass Basket
  4. Braided Storage Basket with Lid
  5. Brass Swing-Arm Sconce
  6. Expedit Shelving Unit
  7. Gramercy Mirrored Desk
  8. Merie Table Lamp

Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Circle Gets the Square

That bookshelf is ubiquitous (it’s to my right, here in my own office too), but it’s a bit of a chameleon. In the space above, it takes on a vintagey vibe with old globes and danish modern pieces in the background. All of those lovely round lines work so well against the grid of squares! Here’s how to get a similar look:

  1. Expedit Shelving
  2. Vintage Rand McNally Globe
  3. Vintage 1960s Globe Bank
  4. Vintage 1950s Globe
  5. Vintage Moon Globe
  6. Eames DCW Molded Plywood Dining Chair
  7. Bjursta Dining Table

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely