Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Cabinet dilemma: Help needed!

Now there's a sofa, some lovely curtains, a chest of drawers, a beautiful Moroccan rug I keep getting questions about, a fake fireplace that needs fixing and a rather basic Ikea Besta shelf.
I realised I'm not going to live with this shelf forever. I need a cabinet. A big, loving, preferrably white glass cabinet.
I've recently been to one of my favourite cities and discovered this beauty there:

Costs: 970 Euros (including shipping. This cabinet is by Nordal which suggests very high quality - and it does look great, otherwise I'd never looked it up after a quick glance at the store. A shop in Hannover told me it's gonna cost about 1400 euros so I'm rather surprised by the price I found.
Then I've searched some more and found this:                                                                                                                            
Costs: 880 Euros plus around 6 weeks waiting time. It's Car Möbel, obviously. 

Costs: 1009 Euros. To me, it looks just like the previous one - except for the fact it's rather shabby. Or, it's been made shabby. Impressionen.
Now, what does Octopus say?

Well, the price is kind of nice.  It's 580 including shipping. This one would  even fit beside the door and wouldn't have to be placed near the fireplace which would leave less place for other crazy ideas like a chinese cabinet. Now, I'm totally clueless.

What to do? I'm sure that my non-existent readers will help!


  1. I would go for Car or Nordal!
    Nordal looks good and it has two parts so better for sorting!
    Car is great because of the metal closure on the front and the open glass windows. The Last one is the less expensive and I would have loved it if not having seen the first three.... But it is not so open (can be useful or not). Looks also a bit bulkier.
    Great help, hugh???

  2. It is great help, Yvonne! My boyfriend's like "Mmmm, no idea, do what you want" all the time - the downside of me making all the interior decisions.
    I guess I'm just gonna hit both stores - the secret one with that Nordal thingy - and the Octopus one next week and see which one whispers "take me home with you, baby" a bit louder! I actually like the non-Octopus ones a lot for that open feeling... Mmmh, sometimes I hate making decisions!