Places to shop…

Places to shop…

I have a bit a dilemma. I abhor Ikea. I don’t know why, well maybe it was because I had a boyfriend who thought it was a great idea to deck his whole place out in Ikea furniture. Personally I thought it showed lack of imagination if you just kitted a place out to look like an ad stop for an Ikea catalogue. Any way – I’m completely gutting my room, it turns out that the subsidence on the new part of our house is a lot worse than originally thought – which means the floor is actually wonky! Draws on my desk don’t close because the floor slopes away from them. I posted my bedroom quite a while ago (vaulted ceilings, church window, little loft area) and people gave me so many suggestions, and because of this big project to level out the floor I’ve decided to go ahead and get the room in some order. Main issues were clutter and mis-matched furniture. So I wanted to have a sideboard that ran along the main wall with the church window. My desk would go in the corner and then the rest of the wall would have this mythical sideboard that I had imagined in my head. The problem is Ikea is the only place that has what I’m looking for. I tried Argos and I should try B&Q but the problem is I don’t want something that looks like it came from a flat pack. And that is essentially all I can find. I'm looking for maybe 18th century French stylings in either a matt black or white. Something to compliment a matt ivy green I'm planning on painting the walls. It can't look rediculous with a large widescreen TV sat on part of it either (which I'm hoping to have changed to a more reserved smaller flatscreen). So can any one point me in the direction of a UK store that can give me a selection of sideboard/cabinets that are in the Ikea/Argos price range? If not, then atleast someone can act as my forgiver who will understand that I will have to be a hypocrite in order to get the affordable but stylish look I'm after! Many thanks!
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What’s eating my lantana?

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Help ID’ing this plant

ikea, red & white

ikea, red & white

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plant id

a heavy rain.

a heavy rain.

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