Have you ever purchased a kitchen at IKEA?
I was in New York last weekend and dropped in on my dear friend and former room mate Herve to check out the cool studio he just purchased in the Village. He’s a top stylist in the New York fashion world, always creating beauty, so it was no surprise his place looked amazing. It was color coordinated, in red, white, silver and gray, with a smashing IKEA kitchen to match. Admiring the chic kitchen it’s easy to forget the 11(!) hours he spent at IKEA in Brooklyn suffering a meltdown!
I’ve been meaning to buy a small kitchen for my summer house, but feel completely overwhelmed as soon as I enter the Swedish maze. I start panicking, ditch my plan, head for the meatballs, then buy something I don’t need on my way out. So I’m always impressed when someone has conquered the quest!
Since Herve is not only an experienced IKEA shopper, he was also the head judge on “Scandinavia’s next Top Model”, I was curious to see how he would rate his experience. So equipped with my new addiction, a flip camera , I asked Herve to take me through it.
Well, I’m sure I’ll get around to buying a kitchen one day…Maybe after I’ve signed up for a graphic design course and found a good therapist.
But let’s face it the end result is great! Here are some snapshots I took of Herve’s cool place. What do you think?
Pretty cool, huh?
Herve in front of the sleek Ikea kitchen, above and below.
A David Bowie drawing.