The Ikea sneak preview day was amazing. My crew was great, Raina (who will likely have a much better recap than I), Martha (who I have blogged about here before and gave the little group the nickname “Designerds”) and my mom (who is always a treat to have along on an adventure like this).
The only problem, I took absolutely no photos. Imagine this
The staff at Ikea couldn’t have been more wonderful. Full of smiles, customer service and charm. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a little fatigue mixed with the charm on opening day.
My purchases? I edited my purchases quite a bit once I was actually in store. The lampshades weren’t the right size for our chandelier, though I have faith that given more time and less crowd, I can find something great there. The Jonathan Adler-ish vase was cute, but there were others I liked more. I never saw the cake stand except for within a display.
My new rockstar entryway rug.
Applecake = delicious!
If you live in Denver and are planning on braving opening day, bring your valium. The staff is organized and helpful, but I don’t know if there is any way to prepare for retail madness Colorado-style.