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Thursday, 6 May 2010

{Ikea Karlstad Sofa: Two Designers, Two Schemes}

To be fair, I love anything Arren Williams works his magic on, but his latest Webisode is really something, so I couldn't wait to share it with you. Arren and Tamara Robbins Griffith both take us on their respective journeys to create two very different (but equally yummy) schemes, based around a leather Karlstad sofa from Ikea. I won't say too much - as the video is well worth a watch - but Arren goes heavy on the texture with wooden surfaces and plenty of rugs, whilst Tamara opts for Hollywood Glamour.


Here's the two finished schemes, in all their gorgeous glory:

I'd love to know which one rocks it for you?

11 comments:

  1. I love the Arren Williams design. The textures, pottery, and warm colors make it feel like home.

    I like the clean lines of the other design, but the pink makes me feel like I'm in the sitting room of a fancy restroom.

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  2. you know me. the PINK with black and white stripes. it just works for me. but the orange one looks GREAT too! love them both. fun post love! xo

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  3. First one is more my thing. Boho chique!

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  4. Thanks guys - fun to hear which scheme you like best. I still can't make up my mind because they are both so lovely. I really like the hide rug in the pink scheme, but also dig that graphic, red rug in the tribal-chic scheme!

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  5. oh, they both rock! they're each so different and 100% super fabulous. love the idea of silhouettes in the ikea black frames. i've had my eye on them for some time now and never even thought to do that!

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  6. Oooh how fun! I love both looks; I'm not normally into boho but this particular look is really working for me. I do love the black and white cushions in the glam look though!

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  7. i'm with mariska - the top one is really my cup of tea.

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  8. The Hollywood glamour, for sure Sans the pink wall, I could absolutely do it. Nice clean lines, basic colors with a splash of pink. Classy.
    The other one is too busy for me.

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  9. So glad you guys enjoyed the results of our hard work, Tamara and I had a blast pulling the looks together and shooting it!

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  10. Definitely the pink with the black and white stripes, I have been trying to add more colour to my monochramtic colour scheme at home, but I am honestly a little scared to move away from the familiar... but this look is very sweet, but grown up all at the same time. :) Hazel

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  11. I think i'm with the pink, Ikea seems to be the buzz word at the mo, ever since I came back from my trip to Ikea in Rennes France, its ever where! Ikea family live, Ikea this Ikea that... I love Ikea, wish I could move in really....

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