It's not in the City proper, but the IKEA in WA State is in Seatac, which serves the region well. It's a great store too...Dan said:IKEA pisses me off, only because of their anti-American stance.
Consider that there isn't even an IKEA store in such large cities as ... Seattle.
I'm with you on that. I can't stand the craft-fair meets country kitchen look either. (with a few more styles mentioned this topic sounds almost poll-worthy)BKM said:And, since I prefer "modern" design to faux-traditionalist stuff, I like their designs. Guess I'm a faux hipster But better that than a faux traditionalist.
I get it now...BKM said:Did you ever go to downtown Walnut Creek, or even better yet, The Marina District, when you lived in Northern California?
The residents of The Marina are archetypical Chads and Trixies. I was on Union Street in SF, and the buzz of cell phones, sorority girl giggles, and manly sports talk could be barely overhead above the roar of the Navigators and BMW Z4s.
That almost made me pee my pants, because I was thinking the CHacago Ikea is more like Chad and Chad, and Chad and Chad, and Trixie and Trixie.BKM said:What's wierd about the Emeryville, California IKEA is that it is NOT particularly Trixied and Chadded. Its more Wonged, Sundipped, and Juaned.
Its the ultimate in merchanidising. A case study in the making. Everytime I go, its 4 hours from entrance to exit.Trail Nazi said:The store is very difficult to get through without purchasing anything. I think you have to go in there with a game plan because it is so easy to get sidetracked with other things. Very tiring. Feet still hurt from our adventure.
Nice table. I would also like to start getting away from the IKEA furniture b/c I've also found that after moving four times in the past three years that the peices from IKEA have started to fall apart - legs loosening from tables, wood veneer starting to bubble, etc... I don't know if they're a chain or not but I remember a store in Mt. Pleasant, SC (a Charleston suburb) called Danko that had some very nice mid to mid-high end danish funiture. A good buddy of mine and his wife decorated heir new house wih Danko furniture and it look really nice.Tranplanner said:Parts of my apartment could double as an Ikea showroom. My wife and I really like Ikea, especially the housewares.
However, over the past year we have moved away from Ikea furnishings...I find that there stuff, while half-decent looking, is invariably pretty cheap - and after moving a few times over the past couple of years, it doesn't hold up very well. We've been searching for "Ikea Plus" type stuff...got a really nice
coffeetable (the duetto, at bottom right), and a nice funky couch/chair combo to go with it - no link, sorry. Of course, the one downside is that we paid probably double what a similar table would have cost at Ikea.
Dan - the "Hamilton", Ontario store is actually in Burlington, and serves the western Greater Toronto area. There are three Ikeas in the Toronto area now, with at least one more on the way...
I looked. Not my style. I'm more of a traditional, colonial, old New England style furniture kind of guy.bturk said:
Thanks. And hence I added the link to their web site for the scandanavian design challenged