Monday, May 28, 2012

IKEA Lekman Box

At long last I have gotten around to opening my IKEA Lekman box. I bought it a very long time ago and it has patiently awaited me. I was inspired to shoot outside today and was able to run out after dinner, when the light was growing low and lovely. Scrapbook paper fits well in here and I gravitated toward a wood pattern for the floor and then a complimentary floral for a backdrop.










I found the Lekman quite airy and light, and you can really make it look quite spacious.Next time I think I will try to hide more the fact that this is a box, especially the joints around the perimeter. Oese has used hers a lot and comes up with creative ideas to change up the space. Lots of possibilities here -- anyone else use a Lekman lately?

Credits: Tootsie Roll couch is minimodernistas; chairs are Reac; table is vintage Bodo Hennig; light is a floor lamp from my Mom's childhood collection; plant is AG Minis; baskets are napkin holders from Crate & Barrel with a natural sponge; flooring and wall covering are from a scrapbook paper pad, "Downtown Loft" by DCWV. Accessories: pillow and water bottle is Re-ment, bowl is vintage German, and magazine is handmade by The Shopping Sherpa.

The time it took me: 11 minutes (not including the setup of the box, which took about 10 minutes).

22 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of that particular DCWV collection. No big news there. Ha!
    I love the lighting on these photos. I might have to try that Lekman. Lovely, Call Small!

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    1. Yes, it's a great stack. Should have bought some more! The lighting really shines through here. I would like to experiment some more.

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  2. Love the symmetry of your design. Great colors too.

    Thanks for the link to DCWV! I found several collections that I really like. Including the one you have used here. :D

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    1. Thanks, Kathi! Glad you like the papers; DCWV has some nice ones and there is a whole world of 'em out there. I wait for the sales and then snap them up ;)

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  3. A beautiful space!
    I love the subtle colors and the luminance of the walls.

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    1. Thanks much! I definitely wanted the colors to be as warm as the light.

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  4. welcome to the Lekman club!
    Its a beautiful residence.
    Neomi

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    1. Hi, Neomi! Glad you have fun with yours too! I am looking forward to using mine again.

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  5. great work and choice of the pieces! I really like it! and less then half an hour to make it!
    Ana

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    1. Yes, Ana, this *had* to be a quick scene because the light was fading. :) I grabbed pieces from other houses and did it all very speedily! The box is pretty easy to set up too.

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  6. I had a Lekman, until I dropped it on the corner and it died =0(

    I like that it lets all that light in for photographs and that the cut-outs look like modern windows.
    Liking the earthy colour scheme

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    1. Whoops, Pepper, sorry to hear that! Perhaps you might consider another? Yes, the box lets in just the right amount of light, and the windows are a bonus. :)

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  7. This is very, very nice! I LOVE the "wallpaper" you used--with the big, graphic leaf design. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Why thanks, Angie! The paper definitely helps to liven up the space. I always wonder if I would take the leaps in 1:1 as I do in 1:12...I guess I could be convinced to go with a leaf wall mural. Especially if I didn't have to paint it. That would *not* look good at all! :)

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  8. Like I said, your rooms look effortless! I love what I've seen everyone do with this box, so I bought one and I'm in total agreement about the positives. I posted some pictures today and a couple weeks ago, so please have a look see! Beany

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    1. Thanks, Minis-B! Nice work yourself! :)

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  9. This is fantastic! I love how everything goes together and the simplicity of it all. Wish I could move right in!

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    1. Thanks much, Junebug! Wish I could shrink down to live there too ;)

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  10. Idea fantastica e ambientazione come sempre perfetta e deliziosa...sono bellissime le sedie!
    complimentissimi!!!
    un bacio
    Angelina

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    1. Grazie tanti, Angelina! Sono contenta che ti piaccia la scena e le sedie. Essi sono i miei preferiti! Grazie per aver visitato!

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  11. I recently bought a Lekman box too. It's the perfect size for mini scenes! I love what you did here.

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    1. Thanks! It's a nice, compact way to create some fun with minis!

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