Being that my insatiable vice is decorating, I've been searching for a more "grownup" couch for the last 6 months or so. I was ACTUALLY willing to save my pennies for a year and spend $1100 on the Ikea Stockholm couch because 1. I'm insane like that, and 2. It's a really fabulous design. To quote Remodelista: "Surprisingly more appealing in situ is the Stockholm 3 1/2 sofa (go to for specs); comfortable, streamlined, nicely proportioned, down-filled cushions. At $1,399, an excellent value. Seemed more like a real couch and less like an Ikea placeholder piece you tolerate until you get your act together. "
Well said, Remodelista. Well, I'm done tolerating my "placeholder", and I'm getting the both of both worlds, because while perusing the classifieds on the internet one day at work, I came across an ad selling the Stockholm in beige for-- wait for it... $400.
A year old.
The catch? She's in Colorado until the end of January. Will I wait? she asks me.
Above is the Ikea Stockholm in action courtesy of a couple of fellow flickr members. Please click pictures for links.