From your first apartment to your dream home, there’s one décor brand that makes its way into every interior along the way: IKEA. The Swedish giant has perfected the art of fashion and function with its minimalistic collection that walks a fine line between classic and on trend—you should see its new nature-inspired line. Achieve that coveted high/low mix by pairing an IKEA stool with an iconic designer pendant light, or make a popular piece your own with a chic IKEA hack à la Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon, who admits she has “a thing for IKEA.”
“The truth is, like it or not, we all operate on a restricted budget when it comes to designing, picking, and choosing where to splurge and where to save,” she told MyDomaine. “I have used the IKEA Malm bed in both my city and beach house, and IKEA’s matte black kitchen cabinetry (sadly discontinued) in my Amagansett home. That said, I have always customized, reimagined, and reworked these pieces and, in doing so, elevated the overall look.”
Keen to know what other pieces she buys from IKEA? Ahead, we share Calderone’s top picks, along with those of Emily Henderson, Homepolish’s Tali Roth, and more including the best IKEA sofa.