Leave it to Ikea to craft a great, versatile basic for less $15. I can see a pair of these galvanized shelves lined side by side in a studio apartment, kitchen or garden shed. I love finding pieces that I can use now and keep using as I move on through different stages in my life - especially when three of them would cost less than my monthly internet connection!
Image from Ikea.com
My lease is up June 1st and I'm looking for a new place in downtown Winter Park. I keep coming back to this apartment from an old issue of Domino for inspiration, not because of the brown lattice sheets, but because of Jennifer's ability to make it look her own despite all the 'standardness' (i.e. white walls, formica kitchen counters). This time around, I want something small, with character, design flexibility and a super efficient floor plan. I want it to feel my own even though it will be a rented space - something I haven't had at the places I've been for the past couple of years.