The Classic IKEA Staple an NYC Interior Designer Uses in Every Home

Genevieve Garruppo ; DESIGN: Tali Roth

It's no secret that we love finding stylish steals at IKEA, however culling through the Swedish retailer's 12,000 plus product listВ can be a daunting task. Enter Tali Roth, one of our favorite interior designers who just so happens to have an affinity for a particularly stylish product from the budget-friendly home goods giant. Starting at just $105, the customizable BESTГ… shelf unit is a furnishing the designer has used in nearly every home she's designed, including her former chic-to-death New York apartment and her current (and recently revamped) modern NYC loft.

Why the BESTГ…? According to Roth, the shelving unit is ideal for tying together open-space floor plans and making a space feel welcoming and free-flowing. "I love the BESTГ… as a product when I need more than one piece to connect together," she tells MyDomaine. "I think the BESTГ… units even have the ability to look like millwork if you use them wisely-and they provide really good storage!" However, the key to making this IKEA find look really high-end, according to Roth, is in the styling. "You need art and accessories to make it blend into the environment better," she adds.

Ahead, the NYC-based interior designer shows us exactly how to style the classic IKEA staple she uses in every home. Keep scrolling to shop the storage unit she swears by-and all the chic home accessories she uses to make it look way more expensive than it actually is.

Genevieve Garruppo ; DESIGN: Tali Roth

Defining distinct spaces within anВ open floor plan can be challenging, but Roth devised a clever solution using the BESTГ… unit in this Scandinavian-inspired NYC loft.В The IKEA furnishing seamlessly connects the living space with the TV room and offers up plenty of storage space. "It's a nice proportion for the space, and it gave me the perfect stage for styling chic vignettes and pops of personality," the designer told MyDomaine.

Shop the look.

CB2 3-Piece Roundabout Taper Candle Holder Set $40Shop

Brass-plated taper candler holders double as eye-catching sculptural pieces of art.

Pottery Barn Taper Candles, Set of 6 $12Shop

Traditional taper candlesВ look surprisingly modernВ in the aforementioned candle holders.

Peter Chadwick This Brutal World $50 $33Shop

AВ curated collection ofВ contemporary architecture serves as a nod to Roth's interest in Brutalist buildings.

West Elm Globe Table Lamp $129Shop

A globe table lamp is an unexpected yet chic choice.В


A birch frame exudesВ Scandinavian vibes.В

Genevieve Garruppo ; DESIGN: Tali Roth

InВ Roth'sВ former New York apartment, the designer utilized the affordable storage unit to strategically make the most the open-space layout. "I placed the white IKEA BESTA units down the length of the living and dining room wall as I wanted to create a floor plan that welcomed people and was free-flowing," the designer told Homepolish. Genius.

Shop the look.

Zara Home Gold Metal Vase $50Shop

A gold vase, like this oneВ from Zara, adds a dash of glam.

West Elm Faux Monstera Leaf $16Shop

A faux plantВ offers a low-maintenance way to incorporate greenery.

H&M Large Glass Vase $30 $17Shop

AВ vessel in a hue that complements the bright artworkВ above helps tie the vignette together.

Slim Aarons Poolside With Slim Aarons $85 $38Shop

A stack of stunning photography books lends an air of sophistication.

Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle $90Shop

A divinely scented candle is the finishing touch.

Convinced to add the IKEA staple to your space? Shop the BESTГ… unit below.

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