Houston has one of the few IKEAs in the southwest, so even with the high price of gas, people drive from Lufkin, Lake Charles and other far-away locales to visit the massive warehouse/store. And who can blame them? IKEA is a destination spot. Wear comfortable shoes, because the store takes up several football fields and the floors are hard concrete. But it you get really sleepy, take a catnap in the bed department. IKEA offers lots of beautifully designed, modern home furnishings at astonishingly reasonable prices. A well-chosen IKEA piece is a stealth way to maintain a certain upmarket look—you can find a facsimile of that hugely overpriced sofa you love in the design mags but is not anywhere close to your budget. Our only problem: everything comes in a box and we've never had an easy time putting a piece of IKEA furniture together. That's what friends are for.
Take a break in the restaurant and order some Swedish delicacies—we love the meatballs—while you mull over mid-century modern vs. post-naughty chic.
25 | oct at 11:59 pm
|Bayou City Theatrics presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show|
26 | oct at 8:00 am
|Inaugural Haras Cup benefiting Kids' Meal Houston|
26 | oct at 9:00 am
|The Urban Market Houston Design and Antique Show|
|Bayou City Event Center|
26 | oct at 10:00 am
|Big Brew Houston Craft Beer Event|
|George R. Brown Convention Center|