Now what do you do when IKEA calls you and tells you they want to come over and shoot your home for their IKEA Family Magazine and their website? Well you look around and ask yourself: why? Next thing you hear them saying something like…in the magazine…worldwide…on the website…and your disbelief grows. One thing leads to another and next thing you know there are seven people in your 32 square meters apartment, stylings, shuffling, interviewing and photographing you. Oh and I was such a lucky fellow as the stylist who came to my apartment was Emily Henson, the author of Bohemian Modern, a book I really love!
Sometimes all these home stories make me thing back at the time eight years ago when I came to visit this apartment during an appointment with a real estate agent. It was a public appointment and there were other potential tenants visiting the place that was still fully furnished by a young girl, I think she was a student, at that time. I came over from Austria just for the visit and I was the last visitor that day. I spoke to the real estate agent quickly, I somehow fell in love with the cosy size and layout of this rooftop apartment while gazing at Munich’s old town through the windows and I filled in a sort of form for tenants. Next morning I had a call from the agent and the apartment was mine.
Eight years later I styled and restyled my apartment dozens of times, I had half a dozen photo shootings for various publications, IKEA being the last one. And I think this should stay the last one. I mean how much more can you show on 32 square meters? I’ll put it in Michael Jackson’s words: This is it!
You can see the full story in the current issue of IKEA Family Magazine and some online stories HERE, HERE and HERE.
P.S. Tomorrow I am off to a 4-weeks road trip through New Zealand and things will get a bit more quiet here on the blog. However watch out for the next up and coming Urban Jungle Bloggers post coming week! And join me to New Zealand over on Instagram!
Photography by Daniel Farmer for IKEA
Hallo Lieber Igor, super schön und gemütlich hast du es. Dein Stil gefällt sehr <3
Lieben Dank Dragana!
das da oben ist so ein schönes Foto von Dir.
Aber heißt das etwa, dass Du nach Deinem Roadtrip umziehst?
Ich wünsche Dir auf jeden Fall eine tolle Zeit. Erhol Dich und sammel viele schöne Eindrücke!
Danke Dir Sarah!! Nein, nein, ich wollte nur sagen, dass es nichts mehr zu sehen gibt auf 32m2. Irgendwann ist auch mal gut mit den Home Stories:-)))
Oh congratulations ! I’m moving into even smaller apartment in Vienna soon so thanks for inspiration and advice
Thank you Veronika and all the best for the move!!
How lovely to see your apartment and how exciting that Ikea _and_ Emily came to visit!
Have an amazing time in New Zealand. Can’t wait to follow along on Instagram. xxo
Thank you Emily!! It was so fun to work with the other Emily in my apartment:-) See you on Instagram, all the way from New Zealand!!
It’s a lovely article and I really like the mood they captured in the photos – relaxed and moody, while the plants add vibrancy.
Thank you very much Sarah. The weather during the photo shoot was very appropriate for a moody feeling:-)
Hallo Igor, herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Home-Story. Also, ich bekomme nicht genug von ihnen, weil mich deine Wohnung immer dazu inspiriert und motiviert, aus meinem 30qm Domizil in Berlin das Beste herauszuholen. Genieß Neuseeland! Liebe Grüße, Kea
Congratulations Igor! That is so wonderful, lovely photos and lovely tips for compact living!
Very very wow. First for 7 People plus Photo Equipment in your Apartment. And then of course for your Apartment being in all those IKEA Media. 2016 is starting Perfect it seems. Bon
Tolle Fotos, tolle Story, kurz: tolles Appartment! Und: Gratulation und gute Reise …
How lovely to see your home. It’s beautiful!
Tolle Fotos hast du – schön gemütlich sieht es bei dir aus!
Es grüßen dich ganz herzlich die Räuberbart – Mädels
Ich war gestern seit langer Zeit mal wieder bei IKEA, hab mir das Family-Magazin geschnappt und mich gefreut, ein “bekanntes” Gesicht zu sehen 🙂 Das Bild von deinem Wohnzimmer hängt jetzt an meiner Inspirations-Pinnwand!