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autumn 2011 ikea.co.

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homes & ideas from ikea

family
the space issue
ISABELLAS IS PLAYFUL
GALLES IS INDUSTRIAL
POLINAS IS SMALL
SIWS IS FLEXIBLE
QUICOS IS SUSTAINABLE
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7 new autumn must-haves,
24 double-duty space savers,
5 beautiful ways to furnish with plants
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When we started planning this
issue, we deliberated over the
idea of space. We cant call this
the small space issue - if you
dont live in a small space, how
will you be inspired? we thought.
But we neednt have worried!
Soon 70% of us will live in cities,
where the average living space
is small - 20m
2
. And there can
be space issues in any home,
large or small. So we agreed,
its not the size of the space that
matters, but how that space is
used. Thats why, in this issue,
we show you an industrial space,
a shared space, a small space,
a fexible space and a sustainable
space. All packed with inspiration
that works in any space.
Happy reading!
Lotta Brandt, Live Editor
I was born curious, says Martin
Slyst, who shot Mette Helenas
50m apartment, p27. I love
creating images of real homes
with real people for the
magazine. We often shoot small
spaces. I usually end up crushed
in a corner with the camera!
Photographer Adrian Briscoe scaled
a 10-metre telegraph pole to get
the exterior shot of our sustainable
space on p66.
We were packing up after shooting
the solar panelled roof at IKEA Sicily,
p75, when Helen phoned to ask for a
hlm for the website. Luckily Salvatore
was waving us off so we interviewed
him on the spot! Ellie, Features Ed.
We visited Siw and her family
in Bergen. Her home has to
accommodate anything from two
to eight, depening on whos
around. Find out how on p48.
Student Theresa showed us how she
makes the most of her one-room
space in Leipzig, and her cute fashion
illustrations, p59.
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More than 70%
of the worlds
population will live
in cities by 2050
The walls of Nathaniel and Galles
industrial space dont limit their
outlook in Paris, p12
In Denmark,
78,596 households
are made up of one
woman and one child
Mette Helena and her daughter make
the most of their shared space in
Copenhagen, p27
The average family
in Sweden has
1.6 children
Isabella, Martin and their daughter
Ella have fun in their playful space in
Stockholm, p6
In Germany,
one-woman
households make
up a quarter of
all households
Theresas creating one space that
refects her personality in Leipzig, p59
It would take 0.3%
of the worlds land
area to supply our
electricity needs via
solar power
Stefano and the eco team are taking
green steps in Sicily, p75
24%
of people in Spain
live in rural areas
Maria and her family have a
sustainable space thats at one with
the hills of Vacarisses, p66
In Norway there are
34,093 homes with
six or more residents
Siw and her partner have six children
between them, and they all live under
one roof in a Hexible space in
Bergen, p48
The average living
area per person
in Russia is
22.4m
2
We made Sasha smile when we made
over her familys small space in
Moscow, p39
INSIDE
IT'S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS! The way we live is
changing - more city dwelling, less space. Turn your m
2
into more than
just a number. The homes in this issue are full of ideas that make the
most of every bit of their space.
live from IKEA FAMILY
Autumn's line up
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where our ideas
come out to play
this compact house is home to isabella, martin and
their daughter ella. they live in a creative space, where
theyve made room for their imaginations to run free
WHY NOT
have a forest indoors? think beyond
paint. our playful wallpaper livens up
our hallway and reects the forest
outside. l like the look? try
SLTTHULT range of wall stickers.
WHY NOT...
encourage role playing? ella loves
her mini kitchen and role play is so
important for a young childs
development. l like the idea?
try: DUKTIG mini-kitchen 66
72x40cm. 701.298.01
WHY NOT...
make room for everyone? ella has
grown out of her high chair but is too
small for grown-up seats. her green
chair is perfect! l URBAN junior
chair 29.99 Green. 502.070.36
l FAKTUM/ABSTRAKT
high-gloss white
kitchen units
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Isabellas playful space in Stockholm
WHY NOT...
display your interests? martins
cartoon collection is on picture
shelves. the colours became the
palette for the room. l RIBBA
picture ledge 8.29 l115cm.
white. 501.525.95
WHY NOT...
make space to play? ella wants to
be wherever we are, so we needed
storage for her downstairs. iKea
boxes under the coffee table make
it easy for her to put things away.
l like the idea? try KASSETT boxes
with lids 9.39/2pk 27x35, h26cm.
white. 501.803.91
WHY NOT...
personalise? i put fabric under the
glass of the coffee table to make it
uniquely ours. l like the idea? try
LIATORP coffee table 175
93x93cm. white/glass. 500.870.72
h
ome changed for me and martin when ella
arrived. we met 10 years ago at a party
and something just clicked. we moved
in together six months later. in our rst house
everything was calm. we wanted a refuge,
somewhere we could be together. everything was
understated, in greys and beige tones. Now our lives
are a big burst of colour and energy, and our new
home reects that. the house was an impulse buy.
we knew we needed an extra room for ella, but were
only just beginning to look when we saw this house.
we fell for it instantly. it felt like something from
astrid lindgrens books about the Bullerby children
childhood favourites about kids who live in an
idyllic village in the countryside. we couldnt resist
that feeling, even though the house was smaller than
we had originally thought. we knew wed just have
to be smart about space. and it needed lots of work.
we do everything as a team, even the renovations.
it used to be that decorating was my hobby, but now
martin has been infected with the bug too. which is
great, because its hard to do things in the house at
the same time as looking after ella! we bounce ideas
about freely and ella gets involved in everything.
l IKEA STOCKHOLM RAND rug
259 Flatwoven. 250x350cm. Black/
off-white. 901.032.54 KRAMFORS
sofa Vintage. EIVOR cushion 6.99
40x50cm. multicolour. 602.153.90
EXPEDIT coffee table Vintage.
Isabellas playful space in Stockholm
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Isabellas playful space in Stockholm
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WHY NOT...
turn a bookcase into a dolls house?
in ellas room we put painted doors
on Billy bookcases. the bright
pink house is ellas favourite, lled
with beads and building blocks.
l BILLY bookcase 32 80x202cm.
white. 836.882.10
WHY NOT...
hang it up? i put pegs on the wall
to encourage martin to hang his jeans
up instead of leaving them on the
oor where he steps out of them!
l IKEA VIPPA hooks 2.79/2pk
h15cm. aluminium. 866.838.84
WHY NOT...
think outside the box? i made spotty
storage by customising boxes with
stick-on oor protectors usually used
on chair legs! l NOSTALGISK box
with lid Vintage. FIXA stick-on oor
protectors 99p/20pk 241.556.00
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unied, with hidden storage solutions that dont
encroach on our oor space so theres room for ella
to run around. and being two very tidy people, we
wanted to keep the house from looking messy
quite a challenge when you live with an energetic
and enthusiastic two-year-old! But some of my best
ideas are inspired by ella. when she started to walk,
she began to bring her toys into the living room
thats where the idea for storage under the coffee
table came from. im even refurbishing a dolls house
i had as a child, turning it into a replica of our house.
ella is so much a part of us, we wanted the style
of our house to reect her personality as well as
ours. so all the splashes of bright colour, the toys
on display (both hers and ours!) make it feel like a
space for play, a space for all of us to be together.
MORE INSPIRATION Isabella has made a
vinyl race track on an IKEA table for Ellas cars.
For more great ideas and an online tool to help
plan your childs room, visit IKEA.co.uk/
stuvaplanner
l MALM king-size bed frame
139 160x200cm. white.
098.935.62 MALM 2-drawer
chest 25 40x55cm. white.
802.145.49
we live in 85m
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85m
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Downstairs Upstairs
Isabellas playful space in Stockholm
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Isabellas playful space in Stockholm
In the kitchen 'We spend lots of time
here, says Galle. 'This is our place to
be together. Our table can be an
ofce, a play space, somewhere to
talk and to eat. l TOBIAS chair
65 Transparent/chrome-plated.
201.150.38 FLYTTA kitchen trolley
99 Stainless steel. 98x57cm.
000.584.87
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nathaniel and Galle love to travel. At times their
home has been a tent, a car, the shade of a tree.
Today its a converted workshop in paris. now they
have 80m
2
to live in, what do they do with it?
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hat we want from our home is the freedom
to do the things we love. you dont need
lots of space, just an idea of how to make
room for whats important. My style is minimalist,
I like it when you have almost nothing. But Galles
style is very maximalist, with candles, photos, softer
things This home is our evolving compromise.
Nathaniel doboin is sitting on the family sofa as he
speaks. his computer is set on a BEKVaM stool in
front of him. all morning, as our team has moved
around taking pictures of the converted printing
workshop he shares with his girlfriend Galle and
their daughter Flora (2), Nathaniel has set up ofce
in different parts of the apartment. Earlier it was the
dining table. Our old table is from a brocante there
are lots of good ones on the way to Belgium.
I love mixing new buys with reclaimed things.
Like our metal and clear plastic chairs mixed
with the old school chairs we saved from the skip.
Now Nathaniel is working in the narrow, light-lled
annexe he and Galle built last year. It is a bright,
comfy space to sit and read or relax. Galle is
passionate about reading. She works for the NGO
Fontaine O Livres, which lobbies to improve
independent book publishing in paris. Finding
space for her library, so her books dont have to
be packed away and out of sight, was important.
We dont have a lot of oor space in here, other than
that which is taken up by the sofa, but we thought
beyond that. There are the walls. We lled one with
shelves that reach up to the ceiling.
This used to be the perfect place to throw
parties. Before we built the annexe it was quite
dark, with few walls even the bath was out in the
open, remembers Nathaniel. It was wonderful in a
way, Galle agrees. She has joined us after taking
a nap in the bedroom well, she is due to give birth
to their second child in eight days! We had a lot of
parties when I rst moved in because we didnt have
children and we have a lot of friends. But a dark
space changes the way you feel at home. Its a nice
cocoon, which is good in the winter but at other
times its a little sad. Nathaniel and I grew up in the
south of France. Like plants, we thrive in sunshine.
I like the extra light we get now.
O IKeA pS hveT 2-seat sofa bed
409.99 rute black. 498.744.82
BArOMeTer oor/reading lamp
45.99 Nickel-plated steel.
800.895.74
In the original living room We dont
have a spare room but our sofa bed is
well used, says Nathaniel. The leather
chair was saved from the street we
xed the raggedy bits with black tape.
Its a good place to read but with less
natural light back here, we need a
good reading lamp.
In the new living area We chose a
sofa thats big enough for us all to lie
down on and listen to music or watch
a movie on the computer. Space is
limited but we used the full height
of the wall for our shelves.
In the bathroom I spend hours in
here with a book, says Galle. Its
good to have time and space to take
care of yourself. Before we had Flora
there was nothing separating the
bath from the rest of the living room.
as it is now, you can have privacy or
talk to others in the house!
O nOrDen sideboard 139
120x90cm. Black. 301.769.03
We rethink our
home as our needs
change but always
with the buildings
history in mind
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80m
2
3 people = 26m
2
each
We live in 80m
2
Nathaniel and I rst met when we were 16.
We were at the same school and we kissed - once!
We both moved to Paris without knowing the other
one was here. And we both kept our friends from
home. It was when our friends invited us to a party
six years ago that we met again. First there was
surprise: "Is that you? Then: "BAM! Like a big love
story! Weve been together since then. I moved in
four years ago. Nathaniel had been here since 2004.
He found the place after putting notes under the
doors of old workshops in the area asking if anyone
was interested in selling. The notes didnt work,
says Nathaniel. But an agency called and asked if
I wanted to view this place. I like the fact that this
area and the homes in it have a history. When you
choose to live in a place like this, its good to live
with what was originally here rather than cover it up
or rip it out. I want to respect our homes industrial
past, so weve kept the brick exposed and furnished
the place with a mix of wood and metal. Industrial,
open-plan living is not a common choice for a family
home. But there is an authenticity and warmth at
the heart of this building, Nathaniel explains.
We did decide to make changes when Flora
was one. A year of living with her taught us that the
open layout wasnt working. There were no private
areas - our bed was in the living area. We asked our
friend Mina, an architect, to help us rethink the
space and so some walls went up. Now Galle and
I have a bedroom. It is typically Parisian - small
- just with space for a bed, side table and shallow
wardrobes with sliding doors. Flora also has a room.
Its small, but so is she so its more than enough!
Nathaniel and I love travel. It changes your idea of
home. When you can be happy with just a backpack
you realise that what matters is loved ones. Living
back within four walls, we judge that we are making
good use of our space if each of us is happy.

MORE INSPIRATION Stainless steel
kitchens, tough leather chairs, beds with
storage built-in, children's toys - nd them
all in store!
In the bedroom. Floras room is
designed to encourage independence
and play, says Galle. O ALVINE
KVIST king-size quilt cover set
35.99/5pcs Quilt cover 240x220cm.
4 pillowcases 50x80cm. White/grey.
601.596.38 SMILA BAGGE wall
lamp 5.79 Green. 900.728.70
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AUTUMN WISH LIST
Each season has its motif. Right now, animals are everywhere. Turn over to uncover
six more pages of trends, new products and great autumn buys
We're having an owl moment.
Theyre by far one of my most popular images, says designer
Helen Musselwhite of the bright, wise owls in her new SOLMYRA
artwork for IKEA. Now you can own a piece of colourful artwork,
based on a sculpture she made from intricate layers of paper
and lace. Im really excited to see my work on sale in IKEA. My
original sculptures can be quite expensive, so this is a great way
for people to own something of mine at a fraction of the usual
cost. O SOLMYRA picture 11.99 50x70cm. Owl stock II. 201.971.09
MORE INSPIRATION Visit helenmusselwhite.com and
go in store to see the full range of IKEA artwork.
The shopping forecast
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GUNNEL
SAHLIN
mORE insPiRatiOn
Carafes, wine glasses, vases,
lanterns Gunnels collection
of glassware designs for iKEa
is beautiful and extensive.
see them all in the market
hall in store!
the piece: HMTA carafe.
the design brief: The original plan was to make
a carafe that would be part of a set with drinking
glasses. The glasses didnt make it. But the carafes
shape is so strong and distinct, it stands on its own.
the inspiration: The plastic bottles you use to
spray plants in your garden. I like their sharp necks
and the way the bottles mix different proportions.
I liked the idea of putting two shapes together.
Distinguishing marks: The coloured
mouthblown glass. Its reminiscent
of water a subtle reminder to
drink water through the day!
the material: I love glass
the way light plays through
it gives it an almost living
quality. Here it makes a daily,
essential activity feel special
more than a plastic bottle.
the next steps: Ive done a
lot with glass so next for IKEA
is textiles. Watch this space to
see if my ideas work out!
l hmta carafe 6.99 1,8L. Grey.
501.864.11
WELL HELLO, DOLLY! Ive created many soft toy animals for IKEA
but its something completely different to make a human being,
says Annie Huldn, designer of the new LEKKAMRAT dolls. The three
fabric dolls are inspired by different ethnicities. They come with a
set of clothes, are gender neutral, have movable arms and legs and
can be tossed in the washing machine. l lEKKamRat dolls 7.99
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PuRPlE REiGns
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From soft lilac to mulberry, purple was the
colour of choice at this years Oscars. Now IKEA
is rolling out the red carpet... for purple.
1. hEnRiKsDal chair cover 20 Dansbo lilac. 002.111.87 2. EKtORP lumbar cushion
16.99 Tullinge lilac. 702.146.01 3. iKEa Ps Vll watering can 79p 1.2L. Assorted
colours. 401.770.30 4. PaPaJa plant pot 1.19 Fits owerpots up to 12cm. Lilac/assorted
colours. 401.866.52 5. FRGRiK VlDiG plate 3.99 27cm. White/lilac. 001.873.47
6. BlYGsam 2-piece plant pot set 7.99 Assorted patterns/lilac. 601.770.34 7. FaBuls
glass 1.59 30cl. Lilac. 001.869.51 8. almstED rug 2.59 Low pile. 170x240cm. Lilac.
401.916.96 9. EKtORP 2-seat sofa 329 Tullinge lilac. 598.944.51 10. isala side table
159 60cm. Lilac. 402.041.75
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a nursErY EDucatiOn! Purple isnt
autumns only hot colour green is big too!
Visit the Market Hall of your local IKEA for
green accessories. Or really breathe life into
your seasonal update by decorating with
plants. See page 32 for some inspired ideas.
cOMMUNIcATION BETWEEN
STUDENTS AND TEAcHERS
IS cRUcIAL. SHARING IDEAS
ENcOURAGES cREATIvITY
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he idea that we never stop learning is a
central philospohy at IKEA, and the new
range of IKEA metre fabrics shows this
principle in action. It was created after an intense
workshop with students from the Beckmans college
of Design led by renowned American illustrator
Laurie Rosenwald. Laurie is an illustrator and
designer, famous for her book jackets, packaging,
animation and posters. She divides her time between
New York and Sweden. When I teach my workshop
How to Make Mistakes on Purpose I call out: quick
and sloppy! and quantity not quality as a way of
getting people out of perfectionist habits. These
principles formed the basis of her workshop with the
Beckmans students. She wanted to encourage them
to produce a large amount of spontaneous artwork
and then turn it into designs. Laurie stood in the
middle of the room and shouted out, Tree! Bicycle!
Park! while the students scribbled away. The
students sketched without thinking, and without
knowing the drawings would ever be seen outside
the room! Product developer Emma Jones announced
at the end of the rst day that IKEA would be
involved and wanted to turn the designs into a range
of fabrics. Its a completely new way of working,
she said. That was actually what was really fun
to create something from a starting point that
you dont normally start from! O 1. lilliVi fabric
6.99/m W150cm. Multicolour. 802.086.14 2. EDma
fabric 4.99/m W150cm. Multicolour. 701.986.58
3. maDDE fabric 4.99/m W150cm. Multicolour.
002.086.13 4. GullVi fabric 5.99/m W150cm.
Multicolour. 202.086.12 5. Julita fabric 3.99/m
W150cm. White/black. 802.086.09
talEnt-sPOttinG at BECKmans
Learning from mistakes is part of the curriculum
at Beckmans, as is working on real-world projects.
Founded in 1939 by Anders Beckman, a Swedish
advertising illustrator and exhibition designer,
Beckmans has a reputation for its innovative
education, which pushes students to be creative.
To ensure students represent the freshest talent,
they are admitted purely on the basis of creative
samples. The results speak for themselves:
Beckmans has produced some of Swedens most
renowned art directors, interior designers, fashion
designers, illustrators, artists, stylists, costume
designers, authors, directors, stage designers and
a number of IKEA designers. Who knows what
todays Beckmans students will be tomorrow?
mORE insPiRatiOn
want to get your hands on the work
of a future design star? Go in store to
see the full range of fabrics designed
by Beckmans students.
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1. ANNAMOA fabric 5.99/m
W150cm. Green. 101.652.17
2. Colours are clean, light
and vibrant with graphic
elements, such as thick stripes.
KLIPPAN 2-seat sofa 179 Ranten
green. 498.893.94
3. Textiles show fresh and
contemporary inHuences. Cushion
covers look ne and delicate
with organic patterns or forms.
EIVOR KVIST cushion 12.99
55x55cm. Multicolour. 402.121.23
4. EIVOR throw 15.99 125x170cm.
Black/white. 102.121.29
5. OLSBO frame 3.59 10x15cm.
Green. 001.857.77
6. EIVOR ORD king-size quilt cover
set 21.99/5pcs Quilt cover
240x220cm. 4 pillowcases 50x80cm.
White/black. 202.072.31
7. Simple, basic pieces are the
key to this style. Furniture has
clean lines, is in neutral colours
and is, above all, functional.
LACK side table 9.99 55x55cm.
High-gloss grey. 101.937.34
8. LIVAT vases 2.99/3pk White.
901.865.55
9. IKEA 365+ BRASA Hoor lamp
91.99 Black. 301.488.49
MORE INSPIRATION
Like the style? Go in store
for lots more Swedish
Modern furniture, fabrics
and accessories.
ARE YOU UP FOR
A BIT OF SWEDISH
MODERN?
Its a style at the heart of the IKEA
identity. Think clean lines combined with
organic shapes, accents of bright colours
and a focus on function. Heres a taster.
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'Friends call my flat cosy. It's 50m
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so that could be a nice way to say
small! They also say its full of ideas
that theyve tried at home. It has to
be. I share this one-bed space with my
daughter Villa Malou - one bedroom for
two girls is a challenge. But challenges
spark my imagination and Ive made
our space work. Mette Helena
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I grew up in a commune
where we had shared living
areas, but our own sleeping
quarters. It taught me to
value the space that was mine
and make the most of it,
however small, says interiors
stylist, mother, art student and
wallpaper-shop-owner Mette
Helena Rasmussen. That
experience has been useful in
helping me make this space work
for me and Villa Malou. But
sometimes its just a matter of
learning from something that
doesnt work! I used to have a
round dining table I had read
that you can always nd room for
one more around a round table.
Its not true! A table like that
needs space, so it didnt work
here. Now I have an extendable
table from a ea market. I love
giving new uses to old things.
I have lots of furniture from
markets, but I also have lots of
IKEA and the odd designer piece.
I think its best all mixed up! You
have to look at your home and
nd the best solutions for your
space and the way you live in it
you cant copy and paste every
nice idea you see into it.
PLAN UP AND OVER I added extensions to my BILLYs and a
shelf over the door to make use of the rooms height
MAKE ROOM FOR MORE Mette
Helenas table is the
heart of her living room.
Its my office, Villa
Malous desk, our dining
table. I can change its
size as I need.
STORE AND DISPLAY! Open
shelves mixed with wall
cabinets mean Mette
Helena can display
selected items, while
hiding clutter away.
HANG IT UP! In the narrow
hall, Mette Helena has
kept the floor clear by
adding hooks to hang her
favourite bags. Theyre
useful and add a bit of
personality.
CLEVER IKEA PRODUCTS
l TROLLSTA tray table 45.99
57x45cm. Black. 401.341.06
Has a removable tray and is easy
to fold up and move/store.
CLEVER IKEA PRODUCTS
l BILLY bookcase 32 80x202cm.
White. 836.882.10 BILLY height
extension unit 16 80x35cm.
White. 401.973.92
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THINK DIFFERENTLY! Dont have much space or money? Get
creative! My bed is a SULTAN mattress on kitchen units
When people ask Villa Malou
what my job is, she says:
Mummy doesnt have a job. She
always sees me enjoying myself.
Ive turned my hobbies into my
work. Villa Malou spends one
week with me and one week with
her father. When shes with me,
the apartment is our playground.
Shes creative, like me we play
at the table, under the table,
wherever! When she is at her
fathers, I work hard on my
projects. Maybe the best thing
about getting divorced was that
I could decide where to put things
no compromise! Ive had some
good ideas. Like my high bed
the wheeled cabinets underneath
are kitchen units! They slide in
and out easily and are really deep
so I store lots of clothes inside.
Behind them I store things that
I dont need very often. I try to
think what I need for my home
instead of just making it look good
but its great to get both!
MORE INSPIRATION The
new IKEA room sets include
small spaces packed with
ideas. See them in store now.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
The wall between my
area and Villa Malous is
a BILLY bookcase secured
to the wall. I papered
the back on my side,
while Villa Malou has the
shelves.
PLAN UP AND UNDER! My
bed is a great solution
for a small space. It
uses the height of the
room, giving me lots of
storage underneath.
MAKE STORAGE FUN!
Wallpaper-covered boxes
provide pretty storage
and encourage Villa
Malou to be tidy.
CLEVER IKEA PRODUCTS
l FAKTUM kitchen units (under
bed, with wheels added so they
slide in and out easily) BEKVM
step stool beech 10.99
601.788.87 Helps you use the
height of your room PORTIS hat
rack 21.99 600.997.91 Ideal for
hanging clothes in narrow spaces.
Bed textiles and cushions from
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not just for summer. Fill your home with evergreens to
create a sense of wellbeing, even in the smallest spaces.
IKEA plant expert Traudl Vleeming reveals the benets
of living with plants, while interiors stylist Amanda Koster
shares stunning yet simple ways to do it
PlAnTs ArE
For lIFE
Living close to nature has
health benets, says Traudl
Vleeming, in charge of selecting
IKEAs plant range. Plants
help to purify the air around you
and can reduce stress. Even if
you are short on space, there are
ways to bring plants in to your
home. I have them in almost
every room.
1. gArdEn bEd
Use your walls! replace a traditional
headboard with a wall of trailing
plants to make a dramatic focal point
behind your bed. Fix a couple of
lACK shelves and pack with ivy.
O HEDERA HELIX potted plant
2.69 13cm. Ivy. 668.040.47
LACK wall shelf 9.99 110x26cm.
White. 500.110.15
2. mInI gArdEn
A terrarium is a glass container for
growing and displaying plants which
works even in the smallest space. Fill
your container with a layer of stones
for drainage, then some potting soil
and youre ready to plant. Place on
a sideboard or use as an unusual
centrepiece for your dining table.
O IKEA PS BUNKE serving bowl
21.99 34cm. Clear glass.
701.413.70 GYMNOCALYCIUM
potted plant 3.69 10.5cm.
grafted cactus/assorted. 701.648.99
SUCCULENT potted plant 2.89
12cm. Assorted plants. 800.695.14
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Meet the expert
Traudl has worked at IKEA for
32 years and is currently their
plant person. One of my
favourite things about my job
is that I work with a range
that brings nature into homes
and ofces. Most people have
a story to tell about their
plants at home. Even if you
dont have green ngers,
you shouldnt let that put you
off. Its all about choosing the
right plant for sunny or shady
areas. Many foliage plants
climbers, bonsai, yucca and
pachira dont need watering
very often and succulents
are hardy. Knowing when to
re-pot your plants, and having
the right tools, also helps.
My plants have to be strong
enough to survive a week
without water as I travel a
lot, says Traudl. Ask yourself
how much time you want to
spend caring for your plants,
and where in the room you
want to put them. Succulents
and cacti do not need a lot of
water and can survive even in
a very sunny window.
3. lIVIng CUrTAIn
Plants lter light and dust, and work
really well in a window as they help
reduce outside noise pollution, says
Traudl. For plants that cant stand
direct sunlight, make sure the window
is north- or east-facing. Play with
scale and levels to hide an ugly view.
l LANTLIV plant stand 22.99
H80cm. dark brown. 501.861.14
BIGARR plant pot with saucer
39.99 32cm. black. 001.413.40
PACHIRA AQUATICA potted plant
29.99 27cm. guinea chestnut.
001.185.23 DRACAENA MARGINATA
potted plant 14.99 21cm.
dragon tree/3-stem. 768.040.23
PHALAENOPSIS potted plant 8.99
14cm. orchid/1 stem. 401.485.42
ORMBUNKE potted plant 3.19
12cm. Fern/assorted. 101.648.97
4. lIVIng WAll
Fill an EXPEdIT unit with plants to
create a living wall or room divider.
Choose a unit which blends with the
wall to allow the plants to really take
over and create a very textured
wallpaper. l KARLSTAD 2-seat sofa
339 Korndal medium grey.
398.594.58 EXPEDIT bookcase
139 185x185cm. black-brown.
602.086.48 SPATHIPHYLLUM
potted plant 1.99 12cm. Peace
lily. 601.449.01 rECommEndEd:
SPATHIPHYLLUM potted plant
17.99 17cm. Peace lily. 701.448.49
GRAPEFRUKT plant pot 4.99
14cm. black. 601.594.69
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MORE INSPIRATION
See more ideas for creating
an indoor garden at
IKEAFAMILYLIVE.com
and pick up your favourite
plants in store!
Plants absorb substances in the
home, like smells from the kitchen
and small dust particles that are
normally in the air,' says Traudl.
If you want to improve the quality
of air indoors, I recommend peace
lilies, palms and ferns. Herbs are
a practical and aromatic choice for
the kitchen.'
5. HANGING GARDEN
If you havent got any outdoor space
or only have a small workspace in
the kitchen, hanging herbs is a
practical solution that keeps fresh
ingredients close to hand.
O SKURAR hanging planter
3.99 Fits pots up to 12cm.
Off-white. 901.860.94
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a small space o1 our own wi1h
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wan1. l like hrih1 lih1 colours.
3ome1hin harmonious!
!l1!s such a small room hu1 we uon!1 wan1
special kiu!s 1urni1ure; small 1ahles anu
chairs. Every1hin mus1 he mul1i1unc1ional!
I live with my whole family in a one-room Hat
in Moscow. My brother and sister turn it into
a mess of clothes and toys on a daily basis
and it is impossible to keep the house in order!
I try to keep things as neat as I can, but we
have too many things and too little space.
It's impossible to do anything, even leave
the house on time, because of all the clutter.
We don't have any private space to do our own
thing - even sleep - and we quarrel constantly!
I would love to put things in order. My mum
works really hard but there's no place in
the house where she can sit down and rest,
and I really want to make her happy.
We have a very limited budget and to
improve our home within such limits seems
almost impossible to me. I'd be very grateful
if you could help us out.'
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To: homes@IKEAFAMILYLIVE.com
FROM: POLINA
(AGE 17)
We live in 15m
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15m
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4 people = 3.75m
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each
Polina's small space in Russia
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I used to wonder why anyone would
buy boxes. But now I understand.
Its such a simple and effective
way of storing things you dont use
all the time polina, 17
Its so cool! I cant
wait to go to sleep in
my new bed, and stay up
reading with my night
light. I just dont want
to wake up and find its
turned back Oleg, 10
a corner sofa bed might seem an odd
choice in such a small space, but it
provides a place where all the family
can comfortably watch tV together,
and it turns into a grown-up bed for
polinas mum at night. and theres
secret storage everywhere inside the
sofa, underneath the coffee table and
above the cupboards.
to: sa Dyberg asa@sw
From: IKEaFaMILyLIVE.com
Subject: are you ready for
a new challenge?
polina has written to us from Moscow. Shes
17 and lives with her mother, sister (6)
and brother (10) in a at that she bought
herself with money she saved busking with
her violin. they all sleep in the living room,
which is just 15m
2
and they have never
had their own beds! Wed really like you to
work with us on this project. this makeover
is not only about looking good, the solution
needs to work hard for the familys everyday
life. Wed like them all to have their own
beds and be able to do different things at the
same time in the space sleep, watch tV,
do homework. youll see from polinas photos
that they need help getting organised they
have lots of stuff and not much storage!
What do you say? Can you help?
to: IKEaFaMILyLIVE.com
From: sa Dyberg asa@sw
Subject: What an exciting job!
polina sounds like an amazing girl! I agree
that we need to make the room into a space
where the whole family can live comfortably,
24 hours a day. as a starting point, Ive
noticed they dont use their walls at all. Some
wall-mounted storage will help make some
oor space I have already drawn some
sketches of the ideas I have to make this
work. I need to contact your colleagues in
Moscow and arrange visas. this is going to
be an adventure for me.
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everyone gets a place to sleep
l mnsTaD corner sofa bed with
storage 499 gobo blue-grey.
701.989.79 this clever sofa bed comes
with storage space in the end section for
bed linen.

l iKea Ps lVs chair-bed
189.99 grsbo white. 098.743.99
Castors make this easy to move when
cleaning. Choose from four different
mattresses and a variety of covers.
l mYDal bunk bed frame 99
90x200cm. pine. 001.024.52
this great value childrens bed can be
wiped clean with a damp cloth.
added smart storage
l laCK side table on castors 25
55x55cm. White. 202.115.01
an open storage compartment for books,
remotes, etc, keeping the table top clear.
l mUDDUs drop-leaf table 35
48/92x60cm. White. 101.600.74
the table size is easy to adjust as needed.
l nisse folding chair 20 high-gloss
white/chrome-plated steel. 101.150.67
Folds at to save space when not in use,
or hang on a hook to clear oor space.
l eKBY laiVa shelf 1.69 24x59cm.
Birch effect. 501.787.03
l KasseTT storage boxes assorted sizes.
l FaKTUm/aPPlD kitchen units (wall
mounted) TroFasT storage boxes
assorted colours and sizes.
set the mood
l Trl work lamp 19.99 h64cm.
White. 101.707.04
l lUsY Blom rug 29.99 Low pile.
133x195cm. White/multicolour. 301.517.09
more insPiraTion The new
iKea room sets include small
spaces packed with ideas. see
them in store now.
It feels so fresh and clean,
while the colour in the
childrens area really brings
things to life. It finally
feels like everything is in
order because of the clever
storage ideas mum, Elena
I love the rug. Its really
colourful and soft so we can
play on it. and there are so
many places to bounce!
Sasha, 6
sa chose plain white cupboards to go
with the white walls, making the space
feel bigger. a curtain separates the
kids area, a fun way to give them
privacy and encourage them to keep
their toys in that space.
heres what sa did
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'Providing extra storage is easy
- thinking about your things in a
new way is the hard part! I helped
Polina and her mum pack away.
We sorted cupboards into technical
stuff, sewing stuff, important
paperwork and ofhce bits.
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This smaller-space makeover will continue to improve the
family's everyday life. But the solutions here can be used in
any home - even the biggest house can have awkward
spaces. Find an idea to suit your family's needs.' sa
'The daytime living space transforms into a sleeping
space at night. Matching bedding and neat blinds
prevent the room looking cluttered. I was really
touched when Polina told me that this was the hrst
time that she would be sleeping without someone
elses legs on her.
'I fell in love with Sasha and Oleg
- they are so full of energy. The
curtain makes a cosy place for
them to sleep, and lights above
their bed enable them to read
and unwind before bedtime.
'Polina was the architect of this makeover,
and I really wanted to fulhl all her dreams.
Dont underestimate the importance of lighting
in a multifunctional room. Providing each
family member with their own task light
gives them independence.
'Children always have so many toys!
I know from my own kids that they
want to keep everything, but if you
have a clear-out once in a while,
they dont even notice. I sorted
Oleg and Sashas toys into storage
boxes that they can pull out and
put away themselves.
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Even big rooms have space issues
Live interior designer sa made
smart work of 15m
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shared by
four, but it isnt just small
rooms that pose a challenge.
Here are her top tips for making
the most of your spaces at home
4. Create a workspace wherever
you are with this portable
laptop support. It can be folded
and hung up when not in use.
BRDA laptop support 7.99
42x30cm. Black/white. 401.486.22
5. Turn one space into two and back
again with a free-standing room
divider. EKNE room divider 39
135x161cm. Grey/white. 801.930.66
6. Make ceilings work harder!
IKEA 365+ SNDA track 14
L70cm. 801.316.86 IKEA 365+
BRASA pendant lamp 45.99
45cm. Red. 801.384.14
1. Folding chairs are great in
small spaces, whether used every
day or for extra seating when
friends visit. TERJE folding chair
9.99 Medium brown. 900.770.33
2. Think beyond original design
intention. These drawers were
designed for paperwork but Ive
seen them used to store shoes!
HELMER 6-drawer unit on castors
24.99 28x69cm. White. 001.078.74
3. Stow things that you dont
need daily high up and out of the
way. BEKVM stepladder 29
H63cm. Beech. 901.904.11
Be mobile change your
space according to need with
moveable, flexible pieces.
High performers - use the full
height of walls and dead
space over doors.
7. Cute, low storage helps keep
kids tidy! STUVA frame 21
60x30, H64cm. White. 201.286.20
STUVA MLAD door 21
60x64cm. Blue. 101.691.02
8. Pushed in, these chairs t
snugly round the table.
FUSION table and 4 chairs.
229 Oak veneer/chrome-plated
steel. Brown-black. 501.691.19
9. Sliding doors require less
space to open than standard
doors. PAX LYNGDAL sliding
doors 115/pair 150x201cm.
Glass/aluminium. 801.413.55
10. Fit tracks for curtains where
you need to divide a space.
KVARTAL triple track rail 10.99
L140cm. Aluminium colour.
800.793.63 KVARTAL top and
bottom rail 5 W60cm. Aluminium
colour. 300.793.70
11. Small space? Use furniture
with built-in storage. BRIMNES
day-bed frame with 2 drawers
179 80x200cm. White. 302.074.62
MORE IDEAS Go in store
for more smart space ideas.
Space saver choose furniture
that takes up minimal space
when not in use.
Use empty space no room for
lamps? Use ceiling tracks for
flexible lighting.
Double taskers look for
furniture that has more
than one function, like a sofa,
single bed, bed for two and
storage all in one.
Room dividers make two or
more spaces out of one
with stylish textiles or
functional storage.
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Smart ideas for your home space Smart ideas for your home space
Our bright, white at in Bergen is sometimes home to just two,
sometimes to eight, says Siw Haveland, an IKEA interior design
manager and award-winning blogger.
She shares her home with her anc Roger and depending on whos
around her daughter Betina (21), son Adrian Olai (19) and Rogers
brood, Tom-Erik (25), Kristiane (21), Rupert (19) and Adrian Johannes
(17). Roger and I both have children from previous relationships.
When we started dating, wed alternate between weekends where it
was just the two of us, a new couple getting to know each other, and
weekends spent with all six kids together at my place or Rogers. It was
Betina who nally said, Enough! Lets all be in one place! because
they were sick of moving their stuff from pillar to post. So we started
renting this at and, because all the kids have other places that they
call home, this became The Apartment. This was only supposed to be
a temporary home, with the kids sharing two bedrooms one for the
girls, one for the boys while we built the modern house Ive designed
to accommodate the whole family. Five years later and were only just
about to move! Here, weve had to learn to be exible with our space
and how we personalise it without spending too much money or doing
anything too permanent. This was our rst home together its taught
us how to merge our families, our values and our needs.
In their main, white living room,
the family previously had a white
leather sofa. It was easy to wipe
clean, says Siw. But it was so cold
to sit on! Now we love to cosy up
on our new fabric sofa.
O KIVIK 2-seat sofa 359 Ingebo
light beige. 898.741.35 KIVIK chaise
longue 295 Ingebo light beige.
098.740.16 KIVIK footstool with
storage 135 Ingebo light beige.
598.740.28 IKEA STOCKHOLM
coffee table 155 90x90cm.
Golden-brown. 401.037.94

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we all share. Its a
coming-and-going home
a bus stop! We call it
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A bench in the hall provides a place
for the family to sit while putting on
their outdoor shoes. And its leather
surface is easy to keep clean.
l IKEA PS AUGUST bench 359
196cm. Pine/Grann white. 401.484.86
Although the family could all t round
the dining table, they rarely do. The
space and the family is exible
enough and they all eat when they
want in whatever area theyd like to.
I have learned to accept that
everyone is on a different schedule.
SIWS HOUSE RULES
1
Unify, dont zone. Im not keen on marking
out zones with different types of furniture,
style or colour. Instead, the room should work
as a whole, while meeting a variety of
requirements. We can do lots of different
things in the living room watch TV, relax, eat,
read it still feels unied in colour and style.
2
Space vs. storage. Yes, storage creates
space, but it also takes it up. We didnt want
to cram our home with storage, with lots of
things on the walls or taking up oor space.
So we pared right back and now just have
exactly what we need eight plates, eight
cups, eight glasses
3
Rethink, repurpose. Consider functions
beyond the product designers intention.
I made a simple dressing table out of a slim,
white-gloss IKEA laptop desk. Resting a mirror
on it and adding small white knobs on the
drawer fronts makes it a little more feminine.
4
Remember: inspiration comes from
interests. Roger hadnt realised that his
home could reect his passion for 1960s Bond
lms or that you could sit a vintage radio
beside a sleek black leather sofa. Now he does!
5
Mix, but dont match. Mixing gives your
home its style, and co-ordinating rather
than matching is what helps it to make sense.
My sofa cushions are covered in various fabrics,
but keeping them in similar shades gives a
unied look.
6
Dont forget a touch of humour! Our birds
in a frame above our mini bar, vintage
lettering hidden around the house These
are easy, fun ways to add personality.

MORE INSPIRATION Read more of Siws
ideas at design-shimmer.blogspot.com
Siw painted one wall matt black to
give the white living room a masculine
edge, and softened the dark wall
with white lettering in a graphic font.
Id seen big city names like New York
applied to walls, she says. Then
I thought, What about Bergen?
Its our city, and we love it!
l IKEA PS cabinet 69.99
119x63cm. White. 401.001.92
We live in 210m
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Siw has personalised the kitchen wall
by sticking up nine rules of good table
manners, taken from a 1946 book.
With so many kids coming and going,
we needed some rules this way,
I let the wall do the nagging!
She also hid the unsightly view
from the kitchen window with
a curtain and fairy lights.
O IKEA PS JONSBERG vase 25
Assorted colours. 300.852.53 IKEA
PS MASKROS pendant lamp 91.99
801.462.49
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The bedrooms are small, so its about
making the most of the space. A sofa
bed in the boys room can be adapted
depending on how many are at home,
and the narrow laptop desk in Siws
room gives her a dressing table
without taking up too much space.
O BEST BURS desk 205
180x40cm. High-gloss white.
501.473.54
An old-fashioned cabinet of Rogers
now stores the familys essential items
that are not needed daily (passports,
school reports etc), organised into
labelled IKEA storage boxes.
HOW WE ARE SMART
WITH OUR SPACE
SOFA BEDS The only way to adapt constantly
to the changing cast of inhabitants in the at.
CURTAINS So useful in a space that has to be
exible. The girls room is really a space that
is curtained off from the hallway.
LABELS I use them to mark jars in the kitchen.
It stops the boys lling the salt jar with sugar!
And labels on the recycling boxes let everyone
know what goes where.
HOOKS AND HANGERS Boots hang from picture
rails in the hall and coat hangers are used to
display necklaces and earrings.
MORE INSPIRATION Find more ways to be
exible with your space in store now.
Pretty or unusual carrier bags are
lined up along the top shelf of the
STOLMEN open wardrobe system,
creating good-looking, recycled
storage for out-of-season clothes.
O STOLMEN wardrobe system
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the ACCeSSORIeS
You can still get the look even if you
dont have the budget to invest in
larger pieces. Accessories play a key
part in this style, so changing a few
small details, like cushions, can work
well. Id also recommend adding a few
elegantly shaped vases or lamps.
O NYFORS work lamp 41.99
Nickel-plated. 301.604.88 VRLIKT
vase 19.99 30cm. Dark lilac.
901.751.04 GSeR rug 159 high
pile. 170x240cm. Brown. 101.901.94
LIKe THe STYLe? Go in
store for more modern classic
inspiration.
the PALette
Focus on pale pinks, greys, warm reds, creams and browns.
Pick big pieces of furniture in solid neutrals like grey and
brown. Add interest with softly coloured accessories, like
the DAGNY pleated cushions they have colour hidden in
the folds! Not sure which colours to mix? Use the swatches,
left*: 1. PANtONe 14-4103 2. PANtONe 14-2305
3. PANtONe 173c 4. PANtONe 11-0104
5. PANtONe 16-0000 6. PANtONe 19-0809 this timeless look is about ne
detailing, interesting textures,
quality and comfort, says
emma Jones, designer of the
classically inspired DAGNY textile
range. She explains how to mix
the key elements of the look
A mOdeRN
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the StYLe
Dark wood provides a solid
background. Investing in a new bed
or sofa in these materials and tones
will add to the feeling of warmth.
O TIdAFORS 2-seat sofa 399
tullinge dark brown. 302.052.55
KLUBBO coffee table 52 78x78cm.
Black-brown. 201.350.22 NYVOLL
double bed frame 199 160x200cm.
Medium brown. 998.894.91
the INSPIRAtION
Modern classic style nods to luxury but is also relaxed.
Its a balance I tried to strike with the DAGNY range.
Inspiration came from watercolours Id painted of wild
Swedish plants and thistles (pictured far right) their
lilac and beige tones were a perfect starting point. I also
wanted textiles that complemented the curves of the new
eKeNS seating range. I kept pattern minimal and used
fabrics with shimmering details and soft yarn.
O dAGNY cushion from 9.99 Assorted sizes/colours.
HeNRIKA throw 15.99 Assorted sizes/colours.
eKeNS armchair 169 tullinge grey-brown. 202.073.49
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The sound of my mother
working on the sewing
machine is one of the rst
things I remember. Now when
Im at home, I sometimes Skype
her as she works - I like the way
the sound hlls my room. My mum
is creative and encourages me to
develop my style. Shes always
made lots of my clothes. Its
taken a long time for me to be
comfortable as the girl in the
sticking-out skirt - but now Im
proud to be an individual and
I display my clothes on an open
rail! Ive really developed my
style since moving into my own
fat. I study print and media
technology here in Leipzig but Im
not a typical student - my style
is quite grown up. Im inspired by
old fashion illustrations, but with
just one room, Ive had to be
practical. A mix of new and
vintage furniture suits my needs
and taste: a desk made from an
old door on some IKEA legs, my
grandmas sofa reupholstered by
my mum. It might look like Ive
had a big budget but Ive just
been clever. Come and see.
!Boxes anu haske1s help
keep my BlLLY hookcases
1iuy! O KVARNVIK box with lid
14.99/3pk White. 401.980.04
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White. 201.856.82
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O EDMA fabric 4.99/m W150cm.
Multicolour. 701.986.58 HEMNES
dressing table with mirror 189
100x50cm. White. 101.212.28
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BY THERESA,
STUDENT, 24
Theresa's one space in Germany
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Some people use rugs to
zone a room but I didnt
want to break up the feeling
of space. This is a great
room to dance in!
The desk is an old door
on IKEA table legs. It was
just luck that my computer
nestles so snugly in one
of the panels. I often sit
up until late at my desk,
working on my blog,
neu4bauer.blogspot.com
O VIKA ARTUR trestles with shelf
20/ea 70x71/93cm. White.
801.500.95 For table top, try VIKA
AMON table top 13 120x60cm.
White. 601.170.21
Although I wanted to
use mainly white, these
black picture ledges balance
the clothes rail and
bookshelves. Ive framed a
mixture of vintage magazine
illustrations and modern
images. Theyre easy to swap
when I want a change of
view O riBBA pictureledge
8.29 115cm. Black. 301.525.96
I struggle with folding
things up and being neat.
As soon as I walk through
a door I want to throw my
things on the floor. That
might make one-room living
seem like a weird option,
but I found a solution
a super-long clothes rail
where I can hang everything.
Its so easy! O STolMen
2-drawerchest 69 110x50cm.
White. 901.799.27
People find it odd that
I sleep in the middle of the
room. But with the bookcase
and desk at either end, its
cosy although it can be
hard to keep the pillows
on! O MAlMsinglebedframe
99 90x220cm. White. 598.964.93
My books and work stuff
are on display. I love my
bookcase it contains
so many ideas! Boxes and
magazine files help me stay
organised and keep odds and
ends tidy O BillYbookcase
32 80x202cm. White. 836.882.10
this is my room
have a look all the
way round and youll
see whats important
to me theresa
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The drawers in my kitchen
are filled with envelopes,
paper and pens! I dont cook
much at home in one room
the smell gets everywhere
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Whenyouhearthephraseselfhelp,you
mightthinkofabest-sellingbookabouthow
toloseweightorrekindlearelationship.but
forSheila,a35-year-oldmotherofthree,and
tensofthousandsofwomenlikeherinIndia,
localSelfhelpgroups(Shgs)havebecomea
learningcentreandturningpointastheytake
theirrststepsonthepathfrompovertyto
prosperity.IknownowthatIhaveoptions
formyselfandthatmydaughterhaschoices,
Sheilasays.
India is a country of dizzying contrasts. Its largest
cities boast ourishing commercial districts, modern
medical centres and all the technology of the new
millennium progress that is centuries ahead of
much of its countryside. In Uttar Pradesh, Indias
most populous state with 199.6 million inhabitants,
more than 59 million people including Sheila and
her family live below the poverty line. In such
rural areas, where ancient cultural customs and
traditional caste discrimination remain, severe
economic and social challenges are compounded
for women and girls.
fIrStStepStochange
Growing up, Sheila was fed only leftovers while her
brothers enjoyed three meals a day. While her
brothers went to school, Sheila was kept at home.
At 15 she was married, with her family paying a
hefty dowry to her husband (long-ago outlawed,
dowries are still routinely demanded). Her life was
typical for girls like her, so Sheila accepted her lot
until she joined her local Self Help Group.
That small step opened all kinds of doors for
Sheila, and also opened her mind. Self Help Groups
support women in everything from basic reading
and personal development, to nancial literacy,
banking and business skills, as well as networking,
legal rights and politics. Sheilas group has taught
her a lot about nutrition and education. I know
now I need to ensure my daughter is well-fed and
goes to school.
SHGs support women of all ages. Bhabna is 60.
When she joined the Self Help Group, she learned
about rights shed never heard of and government
programmes she was entitled to. I had no idea that
we can ask for information as a right. Or that the
government guarantees 100 days work. Now we all
have job cards and have got work to do.
cauSeandeffect
Self Help Groups began over a decade ago, growing
out of a move to address the root causes of child
labour through a partnership between IKEA and
UNICEF. SHGs rst reached out to 22,000 women in
500 villages in Uttar Pradesh, then evolved into a
pilot project with partner UNDP (the United Nations
Development Programme), with an aim to connect
with 50,000 women in these same villages.
A recently renewed commitment from the IKEA
Foundation is expanding this work to empower
2.2 million women in 16,000 villages across four
states in India by the year 2015.
Self Help Groups give women a chance to learn,
earn, and nd their voice. Two-thirds of people in
India have no access to banks, but Self Help Groups
encourage women to save money together and then
help them loan it to one another in emergencies, or
to start a business. The condence a woman gets
from chatting to others in her SHG can encourage
her to borrow the money to buy a cow. Next thing,
she is selling milk, repaying her debt, learning how
the dairy industry works. Her world is expanding.
Meera, now a dairy entrepreneur and elected
General Secretary of a Federation of 154 SHGs,
marvels at how her life has changed. Before, I never
went out of my village. Now I travel to the bank and
to other villages, and am preparing to be a
responsible member of the board.
Among other things, this Federation serves as
a base for a shareholding company to expand
dairy-industry employment to 12,000 more women,
and to cut out the middlemen so women can nally
earn a fair prot.
Above all, enabling women to earn a living directly
reduces child labour because when a mother has a
regular income, her children are free to go to school,
instead of having to go to work to help feed their
family. Empowering women sets off a chain reaction
of good things change for the better that increases
with each generation.
themultIplIereffect
Like ripples in a stream, every step forward for
women reverberates through families and
communities. Researchers call it The Multiplier
Effect. Studies show that women with an education
tend to marry later and choose to have fewer
children, who in turn are healthier, better educated
and able to provide for their own families. The cycle
of poverty is broken.
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As women become educated and economically
empowered, and their community awareness and action
increases, they have a positive impact on society at large.
Women in public, decision-making positions have a proven
track record of focusing on delivering basic services and
other fundamental issues vital to families.
SettIngthepolItIcalagenda
This is the reason why SHG voter-awareness campaigns
reached out to 200,000 people before recent elections.
Twenty thousand women attended SHG training sessions
on joining the political process. Rajkali was one of them:
I will ght at any cost to make this village a better place
to live. A year ago, this 45-year-old mother of six from
Mirzapur never dreamed a woman could be elected
representative, but her SHG election training inspired her
to run. It was the same for Sunita, a mother of three who
never had a chance to get an education. When she was
elected to represent her block of villages, she even
surprised herself. I never thought I had the money or
muscle power to contest elections, but my SHG members
placed their trust in me and collectively we were able to
ensure that issues took precedence.
Both Rajkali and Sunitas platforms focused on basic level
village development issues that are close to their hearts
the kind of concerns they talk about at SHGs all the
time: childrens rights, improved housing, increased public
water, sanitation facilities, income opportunities for women
and better local schools.
Learning to campaign by getting out on the street to meet
and greet voters was pivotal, according to Israji, who won
her seat representing Sapahi village in Jaunpur. Through
these community/candidate interactions, I was able to
share my knowledge and implementation plans, which
otherwise I would never have had the opportunity to do.
looKIngtothefuture
A look at the numbers shows what an impact women are
having. In 2005, only ve women from the project area
ran for election none of them won. By 2010, nearly
700 women stood for ofce and 278 were elected to
represent their communities for the next ve years.
With each success, its clear theres still work to do, not
only for women and girls, but also helping men and boys
reach a new level of understanding. I had to work hard to
sensitise my husband and male relatives, Rajkali admits,
but now she has her husbands support.
Even women who dont run for ofce are beneting.
Offering a glimpse of her growing political awareness,
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matters. During the elections, 282 Womens vigilance
Committees helped monitor the polls, while a registration
campaign encouraged participation among people from
marginalised communities. Early data from just a few
villages demonstrated a 100 percent increase in registered
voters. One of those villages was Sheilas.
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When Maria and Quico told me of their plan
to buy this hillside plot, I said, Dont! The
land is so sloped it didnt seem suitable for
construction at least not using conventional
techniques. They bought it anyway it was
cheap and the best way they could see to
give their family a life based in nature. The
build took seven months. Our main concerns
were budget and the environment. How could
we build a low-cost house that ts this space
physically and environmentally and satises
the family emotionally? The house is made of
sustainably sourced Austrian wood. We wasted
very little, using off-cuts from the exterior to
build parts of the interior. The result is a timber
box oating in nature. Its dimensions are small
but weve made the most of it. Importantly for
Maria and Quico, the design is functional and
not for show. I love the idea that design
doesnt dictate their way of life.
We built this house with sustainable
wood in a way that allows it to be taken
apart and almost everything recycled.
When its dismantled, all that will
remain is the landscape
Roger Tudo, Ortega family friend and architect at HARQUITECTES
Maria and Quicos wood-panelled
family home measures 16x4.5m and
is located in the hills of Vacarisses,
45 minutes from Barcelona. It was
rst built in a factory and then put in
place by a crane to avoid disrupting
the landscape. Its doors and windows
are positioned to bring the outside in.
Our house is for us its not a show home but
a very lived-in, cosy family home. We are so
grateful for the help Roger gave us in building
this house with little money, but along the way
there were a few disputes. On one occasion my
husband Quico and Roger couldnt agree on a
design decision. To help us see his point, Roger
emailed us a scan of his rough sketch for the
house. It helped to settle the disagreement and
remind us of whats important. Quico printed
the sketch, added an inscription and framed it.
It reads: The most important thing about this
house is the family that lives in it. It hangs in
our living room. We dont want a space that is
more about style than function. Things have to
be designed for ease and practicality so we can
spend more time living in our home than
preening it. Its part of the ve simple
principles that make our life in the hills work.
Why not share them with us?
ROgeR, buIlT THIs HOuse Of WOOD
MARIA, lIves In THIs WOOD HOuse
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#2 PLAN ROOMS
fOR LIVINg IN
This house is architecturally
beautiful another family may
have lled the linear interior with
sleek furniture. We want a cosy
home, so we furnished our rooms
with budget and comfort in mind.
The three rooms on the ground
oor are small with sliding doors
to save space. Theyre designed
to work as both individual rooms
and connected spaces, but we
rarely close doors in this house.
We love being connected and
planned our living room around
the idea that we can all be happy
in one space, even while doing
different things. I love to read in
my white chair by the window,
where light streams in. The kids
play at the coffee table the rug
is softer on their knees than the
oor. Quico is often at the cabinet
thats lled with his camera
collection. We all love the sofa.
We picked it as its big enough for
four with room to spare!
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Maria and Quico have found easy ways
to maximise storage. A shelf above
Marias reading chair holds her current
favourite books, while the EXPEDIT unit
is tted with baskets so we can put
things away without having to be
perfect. A glass vase stores the throws
for their sofa. l bOlIDen armchair
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#1 PUT fAMILy fIRST
We used to live in Terrassa, a village with a population of 200,000.
Our apartment there was small and ordinary. One summer we went
on a mountain holiday with friends we camped, walked and
enjoyed being outside. When we returned to Terrassa, we realised
we didnt like city-living anymore! Quico and I spent a long time
talking about whether we should give up our apartment and move
to the country. In the end, the positive effect being in nature had on
us as a family helped us decide. Here in Vacarisses the children are
happy to be surrounded by nature, from the wood of our home to
the green of the countryside. And the balance of nature has helped
Quico and I nd a more balanced approach to life at home.
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#3 EAT LOCALLy
Quico loves to cook. With simple
meals like tortilla we take turns,
but if it requires more work,
Quico takes over! Its important
to us to eat healthily fresh
vegetables, fruit. Every Saturday
we go to the village together to
buy food. Its a good way to show
the kids the value of what we eat.
We try not to consume too much
and with fresh local food, there is
minimal packaging. Still, we
recycle everything glass, plastic,
paper. It all helps.
MORe InsPIRATIOn Try
Quicos bbQ peppers. Recipe
at IKeAfAMIlYlIve.com
Our kitchen is an extra living room!
says Maria. To get the most out of the
narrow space, the kitchen has a galley
design with base units running along
one wall and a shelf to display photos
and store regularly used ingredients.
We have lots of work space to prepare
food and room for a dining table.
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#4 CONSUME WITH CARE, AVOID WASTE
Our bookcase is made with off-cuts from the timber panels used to
construct this house. Before Roger built the house we told him we had a
huge library. This is his clever solution it saves space because it forms
the wall between our ofce and the stairwell. We love this bookcase for
its beautiful and functional combination of two things that are important
to us our books and using the things nature gives us carefully. On our
rst night in this house Quico and I sat on our bed and stared out at the
night sky. Among nature, away from the lights of the city, we could see
the moon and stars so clearly. It was amazing. Now, in our small way,
we try to make daily decisions that help preserve that beauty.

MORe InsPIRATIOn for eco tips, visit IKeA.co.uk
ARCHITECT ROgERS ECO HOME IDEAS
THInK eneRgY. Do what you can to take advantage of
your homes location. This house is set in a great place
in terms of solar energy. We xed solar panels to the
front and the collected energy heats the house.
CuT WAsTe. before you throw anything away, think
if you can reuse it in some way. If you cant, recycle it!
ReDuCe YOuR IMPACT. This house can be used, removed
and recycled, leaving the landscape as it once was.
The upstairs hall doubles as the
childrens playroom and the sense of
space increases when the bedrooms
sliding doors are opened. At the
childrens shared desk, each has a
chair and a bedside light as their
lamp. O Jules junior desk chair
26.99 Red. 598.845.60 MAMMuT
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The familys bookcase reaches from
the study to the full height of the
stairwell. Its open, so even though
the space is divided, we feel
connected, says Maria. The childrens
books are kept within their reach,
while an unused space at the bottom
of the stairs is brought to life with a
chalkboard where Maria and Quico
write daily messages for the children
when they come downstairs.
#5 kNOW WHAT
TO gIVE AND TAkE
We had two options for the design
upstairs: bigger bedrooms and a
narrow hall, or small bedrooms
leading off a hallway that would
be spacious enough to be used as
an extra room. We chose the
latter because it gives us a space
that can grow with the children.
for now its a playroom with
lots of oor space, Pols drum kit
which he can play without
disturbing anyone downstairs
a bookcase to store toys and a
double desk where Pol can draw
and Carla can do her homework.
We value this space because it
gives the children the freedom to
play together. Even when Quico
and I have a siesta, we can slide
our bedroom door shut and feel
Ok that the children are safe and
playing in the hall. When they get
older, well change the hall into an
ofce space for them.
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'THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
I'VE SEEN THE STORE'S
ROOF COVERED IN SOLAR
PANELS,' says Stefano Brown,
Sustainability Manager in Retail.
Its so rewarding to see them
because Ive been involved in
the Catania store project from
the very beginning.
Weve covered as much of the
roof as possible, and there are
1,200 more panels in the car
park. In summer, temperatures
can reach 50 degrees, so the
panels dont just create energy,
they provide shade for cars too!
There are two main solar
technologies - one produces
heat, the other converts solar
radiation into electricity. The
latter is called photovoltaics (PV)
and is what we have in Catania.
GOING GLOBAL
So far, IKEA has invested 33.5
million euros in PV technology
in Italy and aims to install solar
panels on the roofs of every
store in the country - a goal that
shows how committed we are to
going renewable. This initiative
will provide enough renewable
energy to light all shop foors in
Italy, and will cut CO
2
emissions
by 4,050 tons per year!
But this isnt just a project for
Italy. In the next two to three
years well have installed solar
panels on the roofs of 130 to
150 locations in North America,
Germany, Belgium, Switzerland,
Spain, France and the UK. IKEA
isnt the only retailer using this
kind of energy, but were doing it
on a huge scale.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The switch to renewable energy
is something we are very
committed to, but hrst we have
to think of ways we can save
energy. We also have to think of
how to build new stores so they
are more energy efhcient from
the very beginning. We want to
consume and disperse as little
energy as we can to keep the
carbon footprint of each new
store as small as possible.
On top of this, we have the
responsibility of encouraging
customers to reduce their
footprints. Were entering the
next generation of LED lights.
We sold 150 million traditional
low-energy bulbs in the last few
years, and if we sell the same
number of LEDs, the impact on
the environment will be huge. A
single light bulb might not make
much difference, but multiplied
by 150 million, it does!
THE BEST ECO IDEAS WORK WITH WHAT
NATURE GIVES US - thats why Im excited about
the steps IKEA is taking towards using renewable
energy in its stores. See the amazing difference
thats already been made by installing solar panels
on the roof of the store in Catania, Sicily.

A SUNNY ROOF
WITHOUT SOLAR
PANELS IS A WASTE OF
SPACE. IN TERMS OF
SUSTAINABILITY, THE
SUN IS ONE OF OUR
MAIN ASSETS

Stefano Brown, Sustainability Manager in Retail


Charlie Browne, IKEA UK and Ireland Environment Manager
Green steps
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THE FUTURE'S GREENER
'In our view, its not optional to produce sustainable
products, its a priority. We want to reduce waste by
taking products at the end of their life and making
them into something new. We also have to hnd a
way to produce all the energy we need, and make
all products from renewable materials. Our intent is to go 100%
renewable, and we are moving towards this goal quickly. The Catania
store is a step in the right direction, but its just the start. This isnt a
competition, its about environmental concerns, but if every company
did as we are doing, there would be an energy revolution.
Steve Howard, IKEA Chief Sustainability Ofhcer
'THIS IS THE LAST
REGION IN ITALY
TO HAVE BEEN
AFFECTED BY
ENVIRONMENTAL
AWARENESS. We owe
it to the community not
just to tell them, but to show them how
to be more responsible. My hope for this
store is to change the way people behave.
I want to make them realise that we dont
just have great products, we take care of
the environment too.
I took this job in Sicily because I knew
it would be a big challenge. But I also
came south because of the wonderful
people, the sea, the great food and the
fabulous weather. The weather is the thing
that makes solar energy possible, but
were doing lots of other things in store to
save energy and promote sustainability.
Im proud of our success and I hope
that we have such good results that
others will copy us all over the world. How
amazing would that be?
5 WAYS WE PROTECT THE
ENVIRONMENT IN STORE
1. Solar power. We now produce 20% of
our own electricity.
2. Light bulbs. We have energy-efhcient
lighting solutions all over the store.
3. Rainwater. We collect it in a water tank
that is 150m
3
. We use the water for the
toilets and for gardening.
4. Recycling. We have a recycling centre
at the store, where everything from iron
to cardboard gets sorted and recycled.
5. Customers. Half a million people visited
the store last month - thats a lot of
people to share our eco message with.
Franca Quaglia, Catania Store Manager
'I share information with my
co-workers about the things this
store is doing to reduce energy
consumption, such as limiting
staff car-parking spaces to
encourage car pooling. In the
beginning they asked, "Why?".
We explained and now they just
ask, "How?".' Salvatore Ruvutuso,
Social and Environmental Specialist
'I didn't know anything about
solar panels before I took the
job here. I was given special
training, but they are easy to
maintain. I'm planning to get
panels on my own roof.' Paolo
Cannizzo, Maintenance Responsible
'It's important to me that IKEA
cares about the environment
- it was one of my reasons for
wanting to work here. This is
the rst time I've worked in a
store that recycles. At rst, the
customers look confused when
they see the recycling centre -
but they always use it!'
Clara, Customer Relations Co-worker
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I love our bedroom,
its neutral and
relaxing, the bed
is super comfy and it
is a nice sized room,
perfect for relaxing
with a good book.
We have lots of
accessories but we
never put them all out
on display at the same
time. Rotating them
regularly keeps things
interesting.
Our style is a mix of
contemporary/vintage-
chic with a twist of
randomness! Our aim was
to have a home which is
unique, practical and
low maintenance.
SHOW US YOUR PICTURES!
For a chance to show photographs of your home
in your favourite interiors magazine, facebook
us @ facebook.com/IKEAFAMILYLIVE or email
homes@IKEAFAMILYLIVE.com
How long have you lived in
your place? Three years.
How many rooms are there
in your home? Five.
Whats your favourite thing
about your home and why?
I love the lounge/dining room.
On a summer afternoon, the
sun lights up the room, and in
the winter, its incredibly cosy.
Where do you get your
inspiration from?
I work as a pet photographer
(poochography.co.uk) and read
BE SPACE SMART!
With more people living in
smaller homes, make the
most of the space youve
got with furniture that has
built-in storage. The new
OPPDAL beds have large
pull-out boxes underneath
for bed linen, etc and the
headboards have a storage
compartment for things
that you want to keep
within easy reach.
MikAEL BERRyMAnS
TREnD BAROMETER
A well put together home can
make you happy, says Mikael,
whos worked at ikEA for 19
years and is now Head of interior Design for
ikEA Uk. So what does he think is climbing
the trend ladder and sliding down?
On the up Sustainability! its a trend
thats growing year-by-year. Get involved!
Holding steady The ikEA PS metal
cabinet. A simple and functional classic!
Down and out Mirrored furniture.
WHY DONT YOU
Go to 100% Design. The
future of interiors starts here.
Earls Court, 22 to 25 Sept.
100percentdesign.co.uk
Try a craft. The handmade
creations at the Art, Craft and
Design Show, Newmarket,
will inspire you. 4 to 6 Nov.
artcraftdesignshow.co.uk
Make pumpkin loaf cake
with the tasty innards of your
Halloween pumpkin. Try our
simple recipe at facebook.
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Summer might be over but dont let that put you off!
Theres still plenty to keep you busy this season
inFORMER
Welcome to our new members page!
Everyone on the team loves the pictures
you send in of inspiring home ideas.
This page is your chance to share them
with other readers, and in this issue,
ian showcases his home photo album.
Get inspired, then get involved!
HOUSE CALL
CROSSkEyS
A BiT ABOUT ME
nAME: ian Jeffery
AGE: 31
LiVES: in Crosskeys, a small
village in the Welsh valleys
HOUSEMATES? My partner
Vickie and our dogs Basil
and Lola
a lot of photography and lifestyle
magazines, so I guess we are
inspired by those. We both work
9am to 5pm and run small
businesses from the spare room,
so low maintenance, good design
and storage solutions are key.
is there an area in your home
that you feel is unnished?
Our kitchen is very much a
work-in-progress. We would love
to get the FAkTUm/ABSTRAkT
range installed in there.
Do you have any great space
saving tips/ideas? De-clutter!
When you live in a small house,
you have to be ruthless! Also,
update with new cushions we
are forced to buy them monthly
as Lola loves to eat them!
How do you make the most
of the space in your home?
Everything we buy for our home
has to have several uses. We
dont have the space to buy
things which look pretty but
have no practical use.
MORE inSPiRATiOn
Find lots more vintage-chic
ideas in store.
EAT CHOCOLATE! IKEAs new UTZ-certied
chocolate bar, CHOKLAD MRK 70%, is produced
with care for the environment and the people who
make it. Visit www.utzcertied.org/ikea to trace the
origin of the cacao beans in your bar all the way
back to the cooperative where they were grown.
CHOkLAD MRk 70% 45p 501.246.87
As part of its support for the earthquake
relief effort in Japan, IkEA is sending
trucks with quilts, lighting and food to
the affected areas. Read more and see
how you can help at ikEA.co.uk
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NEW fungi swatch book
Discover 28 fungi found in and around
UK woodland with this handy guide.
Size: 12cm diameter.
IKEA and the Woodland Trust will create a
square foot of forest every time you swipe
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Four simple to use tactile guides. Lightweight, small enough
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Perfect for adults and children alike, with images on one side, handy facts and
identication tips on the other, they can be fanned out to aid cross-comparison.
Its prime fungi season now so get out there and get spotting!
Fungi forays, autumn colours:

NEW buttery swatch book


28 butteries most closely associated with
woodland, beautifully displayed.
Size: 14cm x 12cm.
Woodland wildlife.
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* Individual selling price 4.99. Offer available until 31st December 2011. Subject to availability.
Leaf swatch book
Features leaves and twigs from 32 common
UK native tree and shrub species such as
oak, ash and hazel. Size: 13cm x 9cm.
Wild ower swatch book
Close-up photographs of 28 woodland wild owers.
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Whether youre writing a
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or hnally starting work on that
novel, the new ANSTNDIG
range of stationery will make
your home and work life
easier, more organised and
fun. Weve developed
a colourful and functional
range of stationery for older
students and adults, says
Christina Petersson, Product
Developer for IKEA FAMILY.
From pencils and pens to
photo albums and notebooks,
the range has something
for everyone. O ANSTNDIG
spiral note-book from 2.39
Assorted sizes ANSTNDIG desk
calculator 4.99 902.129.60
NEW RANGE IN STORE
The IKEA FAMILY shop is hlled with new products at great
member prices - some for a short time only, so grab them before
they go! And dont forget to swipe your membership card.
ITS IN THE BAG
Until now the UPPTCKA
travel range has included
weekend bags and suitcases,
says Christina. But the arrival
of the new backpacks means
theres now a smart solution
for everyday life as well.
They have a compartment for
laptops, space for gym clothes
and smaller pockets to make
things easier to hnd. Weve
also created some matching
accessory bags that are
perfect for computer cables,
toiletries or makeup. And the
bags come in a new range of
mix-and-match colours.
O UPPTCKA backpack 27.99
Dark grey/off-white. 702.100.47
UPPTCKA toilet bag 4.49
Yellow-orange. 702.140.07
UPPTCKA accessory bag
3.39 Yellow-orange. 902.140.30
NJUTA toiletries range
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SEW SOMETHING.
In Siws house, her handmade cushions all had
meaning - one passed on by her grandmother,
another made with IKEA origami animal-print
fabric. I love birds, so I fancy making a cushion
or bag out of this CECILIA fabric. O CECILIA fabric
2.99/m W150cm. White/green/black. 201.539.83
READ... Curl up with Galles
favourite book, Belle de
Seigneur by Albert Cohen.
O KARLSTAD armchair
159.99 71x80, H80cm.
Isunda grey. 498.874.94
O FOTO pendant lamp 21.99
50cm. Dark grey. 401.967.88
SWITCH
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Hang low pendant lights to cast
a warming glow inside as the
temperature drops outside.
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ONE MORE THING.
Heres what putting together this issue has inspired me
to do this autumn. Helen Bazuaye, International Editor
ENJOY A BREATH OF FRESH
AIR. indoors. Plants purify air
and relieve stress - theyre my
heroes of the season!
GET SORTED. Now feels like
the time to clean up, clear out
and use some of the space
ideas from homes weve
visited - like labelled storage.
Is being organised the same
as being smart with space?
Maybe not, but its where
I plan to start! O CELEBER jars
RIDE ON. Because I can,
and I should, and I love the
freedom of cycling - even in
autumn rain.
Final thought: When I see an
adult on a bicycle, I do not
despair for the future of the
human race. HG Wells
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