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working girl - stuva vignette

Aside from designing roomsettings and non-sales areas, another responsibility I have as an interior designer at IKEA is to create and maintain vignettes. A vignette is essentially a wall that looks as if it could have been taken right from a roomsetting. They are usually done to break up the monotony of a furniture compact (a surprise wall, if you will, amongst a sea of furniture). They usually feature one main product (in this case it's Stuva) and shows the customer how that particular product could be used in their home. These areas are usually briefed, but more often than not we have to make changes on the fly due to product availability and space allowance.

This was our first time experimenting with wallpaper on a vignette wall which actually worked out great (although you do only have one shot to make any holes). This "Lemon Ribbon Transportation" motif from Graham and Brown is pretty adorable.  I was pleased with how it added a touch of whimsy, but still looked very sophisticated.

Here's the wall all put together! This Stuva combination is all about play storage.

Storage containers keep small stuff from looking too cluttered...

while drawer organizers keep everything in its place.

We even added small Ribba ledges for the cars. Little customers love this, which is quite evident because its hard to keep these little toys in their area. :)

In the tall unit we have more storage bins for toys and art supplies.

Because let's face it, it's never too early to start teaching organization! Am I right?

I'm so happy with how it turned out.

Big thanks goes out to David for hanging the wall paper, Nkosana for building the furniture, and De'Airra for help with the execution. This is definitely one of my faves!


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