{ Ikea Collectibles } The VITTSJÖ Series

vittsjo shelvingPrice: SGD 59-257

Product Description: Tempered glass and metal, that provide an open, airy feel.

The VITTSJÖ series consists of shelving units, TV storage, laptop table, nesting tables and coffee table.

In all my many visits to the Ikea showroom, these black metal and glass pieces never really caught my eyes. I think they look ok but just not something that stand out from the many products in the showroom.

But boy I was wrong about my initial feeling to these pieces when I saw the VITTSJÖ shelves in Ana Antune’s room. The shelves were painted in glistening gold, and they look totally chic and glam.

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This has sparked my interest in the VITTSJÖ series and I started looking for more examples of how these pieces were styled or “hacked” and collated the images below.

I do love the VITTSJÖ pieces painted in gold, but I really with Ikea could come out with the pastel version of VITTSJÖ. Think soft pink, mint green and baby blue, it will be perfect for any Scandinavian-themed home!

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{ Ikea Collectibles } The Ranarp Lamp in the Bedroom of Bri Emery, Los Angeles (Part 3/3)

The third space of this series of posts about Ikea RANARP – is the master bedroom of Bri Emery, the blogger behind the popular lifestyle & design blog Designlovefest. Bri has collaborated with her good friend Victoria, another popular blogger from sfgirlbybay to makeover her bedroom.

The result, is a relaxing space that breathe Scandinavia, in the softest grey and pink.

By the way, totally love the Round Dorm shelf with leather strap from ferm living too.

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{ Ikea Collectibles } The Ranarp Lamp in Dominique Brammah and Ashley Ryan’s Home, Sydney (Part 2/3)

The second home which I spotted the Ikea RANARP lamp belongs to interior designer Dominique Brammah and her partner Ashley Ryan. Dominique works with Sydney design firm Aren’t and Pyke, and her taste is evident in how she has decorated this sunny rental apartment in Bondi, Sydney.

This is her cheerful home featured in The Design Files, besides using the RANARP lamp as the bedside lighting, the retro-looking black and white striped armchairs seen in their living room were actually upholstered in Ikea fabric! (read her full interview with The Design Files here)

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{ Ikea Collectibles } The Ranarp Lamp in Jaime Lee’s Home in Queensway, Singapore (Part 1/3)

Powder coated in matte off-white, with the oh-so-in-trend brass-coloured details and a cloth covered black and white cord – The RANARP series has totally captured my heart. In my opinion, this is one of the best lighting design Ikea has produced in recent years. The series comes in a work lamp (SGD 79), and a floor/standing lamp (SGD 99) in Singapore.

Probably not the cheapest lamp in Ikea, but this is such a versatile and timeless piece that I think everyone should stock-up one or two =) especially if you are a fan of Scandinavian design like me.


I’m sure you can find plenty of pretty images of interior styled with RANARP lightings from the internet.

Today I’m just going to share 3 fabulous homes which have impeccable style, and also spotted to have used RANARP lighting in their spaces. Kill two birds with one stone, right?

First up, we have an apartment in Queensway, Singapore, which Jaime Lee shares with her husband. They are the owners of The Paper Bunny, a Singapore-based online stationary/gift store that also offer custom design and styling services. Head over to their website, and you will agree that it is hard to resist those whimsical prints designed by Jaime.

Their home was featured in the lilreddotfolks, and that’s where I spotted my beloved RANARP floor/reading lamp.

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Upper Bukit Timah Condo by Lush & Green

I like interiors that are decorated with a blend of style, like this condominium at Upper Bukit Timah done by Lush & Green.

Similar to my previous post on Mandarin Garden home, we see some Chinoiserie pieces here like the turquoise blue side table in the dining room, and the Chinese porcelain garden stool in living room. All nicely layered with the cement screen wall, a sleek glossy white kitchen and Eames dining chairs!

Love it.

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Spotted my favorite Ikea PS Cabinet again =) and don’t you like the study table with legs re-purposed from vintage sewing machine too?

(I’m really eyeing the Singer sewing machine that my grandmother is still keeping back home).

Images via Lush & Green