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A Flexible, Functional and FUN Living Room – IKEA Home Tour

From the IKEA Home Tour Squad!

Hans and Stacy Marshalleck live in a cozy apartment in Harlem, NYC. They’ve made some improvements already, including removing a wall to open their kitchen up to the living space and installing a breakfast bar.Currently, their living room lacks storage. They enjoy spending time together with their young daughter, watching movies, working and entertaining guests in this room – so whatever solutions the IKEA Home Tour Squad comes up with definitely need to be functional!Using the vertical wall space, this BESTA solution gives the Marshalleck family closed strage for books, movies, toys and more. Plus, a new workspace means no more working on TV trays from the sofa! The ‘parking spot’ for their daughter’s stroller can serve as a prep space for her jacket and backpack as she grows, or a spot for another chair in the room.

The FRIHETEN sofa bed opens to a queen-sized sleeping space, and also has storage for the extra bed linens. The KIVIK footstool is great for putting your feet up, or as extra seating in a pinch – plus, it opens to store extra blankets, movies, board games and more!The Marshalleck’s new space is cozy, clean, and safe for their daughter. The new design includes new BESTA storage cabinets, desk, sofa bed and footstool, window treatments, textiles and lighting. A total of 196 products for less than $5000*. See the full shopping list here >> 

*Store selection may vary and prices may vary

Watch the full makeover video unfold below, and get more design tips for your living room:

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About the Blogger - Brooke Nelson:
Brooke is part of the IKEA Home Tour Squad, currently touring the country helping everyday people tackle their organization and design challenges at home. She earned her M.F.A in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Minnesota in 2003. When she isn’t on the road, Brooke is the Local Marketing Specialist at IKEA Twin Cities in Bloomington, MN.

She has since worked as a Kitchen Specialist, Visual Merchandiser, and Graphics Coworker – taking the Local Marketing position in May of 2011. She is celebrating her 12th season with Steppingstone Theatre for Youth Development in St. Paul, MN as their properties designer. Inside and outside of work, she loves any project that lets her get her hands dirty. Her cat is named Nike after Nike Karlsson, Brooke’s favorite IKEA designer.


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” –Scott Adams

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