Style at Home asked three design editors to to upcycle Ikea's versatile Tarva dresser - the perfect blank slate. The first was inspired by the luscious twirls of pink icing on a cake, going from the palest petal through to blush and cerise.
This take on the Tarva involved painting the three drawer fronts in an ombre effect, moving from pale pink on the top drawer to a rich raspberry on the bottom. Glass knobs complete the simple, refined look.
And the result, this Tarva, kitted out with oversized rosette pulls and trim that the designer gold-leafed (not a technique for the faint of heart!) more than holds its own in this high-style sitting room vignette.
From jars of paint to rustic fibres to weathered surfaces, the unrefined, rough-edged beauty of the images in Swedish stylist Hans Blomquist’s book The Natural Home fired the imagination for the third Tarva makeover.
Part Scandi-chic and part raw refinement, the designer went for a spare, graphic look by distressing the dresser’s edges, stencilling numbers on the drawer fronts and adding casters for a locker room-style laundry area with practical punch.
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