Our Loot From Ikea Brooklyn

When you move abroad, you desperately – with every ounce of your American self – want to go to Ikea as you get settled in your new home. haha. We have definitely felt that and I’ve heard the same sentiment from many expats here. I guess if you live in Europe, you’re set. But for us, it took an unexpected trip to NYC to be able to stock up on all those glorious nesting must haves. 
First up, these two pillows (1 and 2) from our Great Pillow Hunt. Yes, we had to go to TWO Ikeas to get these. Sweet Danny was leading the way as he knew I wanted these. I just love them on our new sofa. 
Here’s a 3rd pillow (Stockholm) that we got for the sofa. It’s kind of a velvety fabric and super soft. I like the black and white leaf pattern. I still can’t believe it has come together, but our sofa these days is the most comfortable place in the world to us. We actually found a good sofa here in Ecuador – I’ll share pics soon!
I’m a huge fan of the Gaspa sheets. We got a set for our guest room. I just think for the price, they’re perfectly soft (nearly silky) and comfortable! Our guest room in NYC had these sheets as well and many guests commented on how much they loved the sheets.

We also got some new towels. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. But surprisingly, these Åfjärden towels are a decent price and actually super soft, thick, and dare-I-say fluffy. I’ve been really pleased with them!

And lastly, some new pillows. These Gosa Pinje down pillows are priced really low to me yet they seem to be plenty comfortable. We like the back sleeper and side sleeper ones.

OK, there you have it: six Ikea items that I like well enough to tell the world about. And Danny’s favorite is not pictured: soft serve ice cream cones. 

How about you? What Ikea items can you taunt me with between now and my next visit to the states? 🙂

P.S. We sure missed our cars while in NYC! On this visit, we took the train and bus to Ikea. But it turns out, we relished every single second of seeing the views we know so well (these are from Smith + 9th St.)

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  1. Sonel August 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I can't wait to try the sheets! I've been needing a good, soft pair for our bed, but I'm so sick of paying a ton of money and then having them not wear well.

  2. Nikhil Dodariya September 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Nice post 🙂 all are looking good and seems to very soft.
    Love is everything

  3. Scarlett September 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    We just got the red and blue pillow from Ikea. Love it! It totally looks like something that would be in your place, Mara. I wanna go back and get the yellow/orange one today. Can't wait to see more photos of your place! I'm sure it is beautiful.

    I guess it takes some time away to truly appreciate the views from the Smith & 9th stop, hu? 😉

  4. Amelia Someday September 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Ugh living far from an Ikea is the worst… their shipping prices are craaazy even within the states!


  5. Sage September 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Wondering how you guys are? Long time since you posted.

  6. Anonymous September 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    So… you guys coming back?

  7. Anonymous October 6, 2014 at 12:51 am - Reply

    where are you guys!?!?! We miss you! <3

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