Tomorrow, we are returning to Ikea for the first time in nearly a decade. Though we were not pleased with the quality of items purchased on our last visit, cost was and is still the overriding factor. We intend to avoid particleboard items for anything that will bear a significant load. What places would you recommend as alternatives? (more inside)
We've looked locally with no success. We'd love to purchase from West Elm
, but can't afford the luxury. We'd likely pony up for items from Innovation
, but their items are selectively imported by local and web retailers. If you know of good sites to shop for their products or a store that might carry the full line in the Northeast, I'd be quite happy.
Words and phrases that have been used to describe our taste include retro, 1939 World's Fair, fifties dinner (think contemporary Kitchen Aid appliances, not Happy Days), minimalist, Bauhaus, industrial, modern and urban.
Thanks for any suggestions! Previous threads you may remember on the same topic would also be helpful. Searches yielded little helpful other than advice about Ikea.