Print designer Marie and her partner Ben live in a light-filled, converted shoe factory in East London. The apartment has an open design, which extends into the IKEA kitchen. The clean, simple look of the kitchen fits the aesthetic of the rest of the apartment, but if you ever thought IKEA was the easy way out, you may want to think again! As Marie tells Apartment Therapy, "we completely underestimated the challenge of assembling and installing the IKEA kitchen by ourselves!" So, even if you love the look (and budget) of IKEA, you may want to get help putting it all together!
See the Full Tour: Marie & Ben's Scandinavian Chic Shoe Factory Apartment at Apartment Therapy
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