June 15, 2024


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Build Diary 48 – Transforming my home office with IKEA!

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Build Diary 48 – Transforming my home office with IKEA!

IKEA – Allow me take you on a journey into my earlier …..


Extra than 20 a long time in the past, I moved to Australia. I was 18, experienced just finished substantial university and experienced met my then-boyfriend/now-husband, who was travelling in Argentina. I fell in really like and moved to Sydney.


I’d developed up in a loving, financially protected household with an architect  father and interior structure obsessed mom. But shifting to Australia intended getting financially impartial from my mothers and fathers. We were being 20 calendar year olds living in a rented unfurnished condominium in a attractive location of Sydney. I was operating in a café earning $8/hour and likely to audio college. We had been in enjoy and incredibly happy, but it is good to say we did not have a lot funds.


The suburb we are living in, Bondi Seaside, has a culture of citizens putting unneeded furnishings on the sidewalk for other individuals to take, and so that is how we really sparsely furnish our home. We have a mattress on the ground, a wooden box that was made use of to transport the top of a piano, is our coffee table, as properly as an inflatable sofa (ha!), and a Television. It was very simple. The beach front was 5 minutes from our home. We loved our everyday living alongside one another!


Boyfriend proposes and we are set to get married. Our people fly in for the ceremony and are not at all amazed with our apartment. So we are hauled off to get furniture…..


I have obvious memories of that first visit to IKEA. That tremendous, cavernous making, full of snaking paths, and crammed with delightful home furniture and homewares. I was like a kid in a candy store. I could virtually buy anything I wanted for my condominium in just just one store! It genuinely felt like a Cinderella moment!


A handful of several hours afterwards, we’re back at household, placing collectively all the flat pack goodies from IKEA. Partner is ineffective at this, but my industrial designer sister more than tends to make up for it.


Hey presto, we enjoy our new household seem prior to us in a make a difference of several hours! Our tremendous basic condominium is transformed into a actual residence. I recall emotion that “now I’m basically an grownup!”

So IKEA for me, carries a ton of positive feelings. It represents some of my metamorphosis from kid to adult! That experience of searching about my apartment, filled with new home furnishings and imagining “this is now my home”. 


When I listened to that IKEA was opening in Bali, I realized I experienced to investigate! I experienced already shopped on the internet for modest kitchen area merchandise from IKEA Jakarta a few a long time ago when I was determined for a potato ricer and could not find any in Bali. I was unwell of mashing potato for my potato-obsessed daughter with a fork, and pretty much wept with delight when I observed they had it online.


The IKEA retail store in Bali is a showroom where by you can see all the items they supply. You opt for what you want and they ship it to you from Jakarta. Effortless peasy!


Coincidently, I experienced been wondering about my place of work at this time. We experienced recently redone our floors, and instead than use the random tables and chairs that I experienced been using formerly, I needed to make it a a lot more lovely and effective area.

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