Monday, June 28, 2010

Manly Monday: IKEA Elements

I think that this bachelor pad is pretty amazing.  The use of black, brown, tan, and cream is one of my favorite color combinations to use in interior decorating.  The result is a stylish, yet warm space in which the natural textures of individual items shine.  The overall feel is a comfortable and inviting space.
There is a whole lot of interesting texture going on in this room: 
A sea grass rug, woven chairs, cowhide, woven wood blinds, and those super cool baskets/stools.
And, a lot of the major design elements of this bachelor pad can be purchased from the affordable IKEA:
  1. The Koldby cowhide rug is $249.00.  Each have their own unique markings and characteristics.
  2. The Malm 3-drawer chest in brown/black is $79.99 . Put 3 together for a super long console!
  3. Create a personal gallery wall using the Ribba frame for $9.99 each.
  4. The Linus rattan chairs are $39.99 and can blend with a lot of design styles.

room designed by:  Samantha Pynn


  1. That rug is a great find my dear!

  2. How would we do it without Ikea!?

  3. these ikea elements look great! i love how they layered the two rugs!

  4. Love the cowhide layered on to of the seagrass -- such a great effect. And I particularly love that you can score so much of this at Ikea!

  5. brilliant! the ikea stuff in this room looks so high-end. love the colors and textures too. this is one manly room i could get used to.

  6. Hi Erica, thanks for stopping by my blog - yours is wonderful! Looking forward to reading more!

  7. I've always been drawn to more masculine design. I love this room for the use of texture. I also love the multiple black and white images-with inexpensive frames!

  8. What a great bachelors pad!! I'm loving the wall of framed black and white photos.. I've seen this idea created a few times lately and I adore it!!

    :) Hazel

  9. Hi Erica! I just found you and love your blog. I love the wall gallery idea and am going to use for a project. Thanks!

  10. Love the photo wall! Did you get the photo mats at ikea as well?


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