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Customize IKEA Billy Bookcase

August 07, 2018

Customise an IKEA Billy bookcase to look like custom cabinetry

Here’s the ultimate “shelfie”… A DIY customised bookcase that started its life as IKEA Billy shelf units and is now mistaken for expensive custom cabinetry.

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D.I.Y. drop zone: A victory for home organisation

July 17, 2018

D.I.Y. drop zone: A victory for home organisation

Do you love an organised home? Yep, me too. Yet our kitchen was constantly littered with the daily detritus of work and school—bags, shoes, sports stuff, books, keys ("where are my keys?!") and drifts of sand my son likes to empty out of his shoes. This solution was a DROP ZONE! Here's how it happened...

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'Cheat sheet' for taking Insta-worthy interior design photos

May 24, 2018

'Cheat sheet' for taking Insta-worthy interior design photos

In this article, I share some tips for taking Insta-worthy photos of your home and décor. Don’t be intimidated—there’s no technical jargon here and I’m not going to recommend a $3000 camera. This is a cheat sheet of hints and shortcuts for people who, like me, don’t have the inclination to learn about ISO, lenses, apertures, exposure times etcetera, ad infinitum!

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Building a backlit media console using IKEA BESTÅ

May 04, 2018

Building a backlit media console using IKEA BESTÅ

Discover how to design and build an IKEA BESTÅ media console that's a happy compromise between "his" desire for a large-screen, surround-sound theatre experience and "her" desire for an affordable solution that hides all the freaking equipment and cables. Read how the project came together and, of course, links to the IKEA products used!

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Five Mother's Day Gifts for Mums Who Like their IKEA Hacked

April 20, 2018

Five Mother's Day Gifts for Mums Who Like their IKEA Hacked

Mother’s Day is just a few week’s away (Sunday, 13th May), so chances are your family are starting to think about what to get you. Quick! Before you end up with a bath bomb you have no time to use or yet another pair of fluffy slippers, start dropping hints about what IKEA hacking women really want. Here are a five suggestions.

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Good, Better, BESTÅ: IKEA’s storage superhero

February 12, 2018

Good, Better, BESTÅ: IKEA’s storage superhero

Clever dimensions, a modular approach and the ability to mix-and-match door fronts, gives IKEA’s BESTÅ system a level of versatility that’s Houdini-like. What do you need? TV bench? Dining console? Office storage? BESTÅ is a storage superhero! In this article, we share what we love about BESTÅ and show you how to customize it into the hero piece it deserves to be.

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New after-market peel-and-stick panels to suit IKEA's Malm range of furniture are here!

December 17, 2017

New after-market peel-and-stick panels to suit IKEA's Malm range of furniture are here!

Whether you're looking for multipurpose storage or minimalist style, the Scandi-ness of IKEA's Malm range of furniture makes it an affordable, evergreen winner. But those classic lines also make it perfect for customisaion, which is why I'm excited to say... Our new after-market peel-and-stick panels to suit IKEA’s Malm furniture are here! 

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7 tips to make your home more "hyggelig"

December 06, 2017

7 tips to make your home more "hyggelig"

Stylkea was recently tagged in this Insta-worthy photo and the first word that popped into my head was hygge! The photo is a sneak preview of soon-to-be-here B3's nursery and I couldn't imagine a more welcoming, loving, hyggelig little nest! (Not sure what hygge is, whether you want it in your home or even how to pronounce it? That's ok, I'm about to explain.)

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Why furniture "hacking" matters

November 20, 2017

Why furniture "hacking" matters

Modern lifestyles are mobile and dynamic, which is why we gravitate towards furniture that can accompany us on the journey. The trend towards simple, timeless styles reflects a desire for furniture that frees us, physically and metaphorically, from encumbrances and provides a level of freedom and flexibility to personalise our spaces.

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An IKEA hack for bedroom storage that looks a million miles from flat-pack

November 16, 2017

An IKEA hack for bedroom storage that looks a million miles from flat-pack

What's one thing you'd like to have more of in your home? Storage! Am I right? We have bigger homes than ever but we're all short on places to put our "stuff". Well, here's an idea for a quick affordable IKEA hack that's not only functional and versatile, but also stylish.

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Rapid re-styling and making it stick

November 10, 2017

Rapid re-styling and making it stick

One constant about style trends is that they're hard to keep up with, but the great thing about IKEA's most popular pieces are incredibly versatile. Our aim is to that versatility to an even higher level and give you ultimate re-styling flexibility.

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IKEA's toy drawing competition 2017

November 04, 2017

IKEA's soft toy drawing competition

Do you have a budding designer in the family? Break out the crayons! Ikea's competition to draw the next Sagoskatt soft toys is now open to Australian kids aged three to 12.

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A luxe IKEA hack that "raises the bar". DIY instructions for making this darling drinks cabinet in time for happy hour.

October 03, 2017

A luxe IKEA hack that "raises the bar". DIY instructions for making this darling drinks cabinet in time for happy hour.

This luxe IKEA Kallax hack came together in the space of an afternoon, just in time for happy hour. Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this glam drinks cabinet for yourself, including a list of everything you'll need.

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Transform humble IKEA Kallax into a heroic console

September 21, 2017

Transform humble IKEA Kallax into a heroic console

This week, Stylkea features on IKEA HACKERS, the online Mecca for flat-pack lovers and anyone who sees a product and thinks "Hmmm... I think I could make that even better." Included in the article, you'll find step-by-step instructions to this simple IKEA hack that delivers sophisticated results.

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Other people are talking about Stylkea

August 31, 2017

Other people are talking about Stylkea

We're not the only ones excited about transforming IKEA staples into hero pieces! Stylkea's owner and founder Kylie Hughes was interviewed by Brisbanista magazine this week about how she came up with the idea for Stylkea and how she approaches business challenges.

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9 knobs and handles IKEA hackers will "heart" + where to buy them

August 21, 2017

9 knobs and handles IKEA hackers will "heart" + where to buy them

We couldn't be more excited that handles are back - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever - and we've pulled together a selection to inspire IKEA hackers and DIY-ers alike. For Australian customers, mention "STYLKEA" to Handle House and receive a 30% discount!

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Hack your IKEA™ drawers with handles - easy photo instructions

July 22, 2017

Hack your IKEA™ drawers with handles - easy photo instructions

So, you've decided to hack your IKEA drawers and you've found the perfect combination of STYLKEA Styl-Panels and drawer pulls. Customising with Styl-Panels is as simple as peel-and-stick, but adding handles will require a few basic tools. Here we provide step-by-step photo instructions so you get it right first time!

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Come on in, we're open!

July 11, 2017

Come on in, we're open!

What will your first project be? A transformation or renovation? Send us a before and after photo so that we can feature your gorgeous results in the Stylkea blog. Your project could inspire hundreds of others!

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If you like Jonathan Adler, you'll LOVE Stylkea

June 06, 2017

If you like Jonathan Adler, you'll LOVE Stylkea

Jonathan Adler lovingly distorts classic design through a postmodern filter that feels liberating and fun, yet simultaneously sophisticated. Stylkea's free-size Styl-Panels are inspired by Jonathan Adler's love for metal adornments on cabinetry and other pieces.

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Kallax + Stylkea = Elegant Credenza

May 05, 2017

Kallax + Stylkea = Elegant Credenza

What happens when you cross IKEA Kallax with Stylkea? You get a stylish credenza that looks like it cost $1000+ in a designer furniture gallery. Instead, it cost only $300 and took just a couple of hours to make.

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