Ikea Greige

The garage apartment is directly behind the large truck built above a 5 bay garage.
The garage apartment is directly behind the large truck built above a 5 bay garage.

In addition to upgrading the kitchen and painting a garage apartment it needed to be partially furnished.

The bedroom is spacious.
The bedroom is spacious.

I ordered a queen-sized bed which was delivered and set up in the large bedroom after the painting was complete.

There is a pair of these lounge chairs which tilt back to expose a footrest.
There is a pair of these lounge chairs which tilt back to expose a footrest.

We already had two upholstered loungers which had been in the apartment previously. I needed to get a sofa that would complement both the new wall color and the old chairs.

Ikea Ektorp sofa in Nordvalla dark beige.
Ikea Ektorp sofa in Nordvalla dark beige.

Fortunately Ikea’s Ektorpe sofa comes in a color called Nordvalla dark beige which I would characterize as greige.

Harmonious colors.
Harmonious colors.

It goes very well with “Revere Pewter” which is the trim and door color.  I might have to buy the same color for my living room Ektorp since my room is painted “Revere Pewter”.

A large rug is available for this room.
A large rug is available for this room.
The very large rug will fill almost the entire great room in the apartment.
The very large rug will fill almost the entire great room in the apartment.

I also ordered a new rug pad for the 11′-6″ by 17′-0″ rug which needs to be shampooed.

The louvered doors and the regular doors are painted "Revere Pewter".
The louvered doors and the regular doors are painted “Revere Pewter”.

Things are progressing.

Are your projects progressing?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Ikea Greige”

  1. I’m making a little headway in clearing weeds out of flower beds – only a little, darn. And I’ve been fighting with the riding mower all year. So far I’ve won those battles, but it’s wearing me down.

      1. Yes, it’s too hot here, too. Just an hour or two early in the morning means only tiny steps forward.

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