Ikea is one of my favorite places to get stuff for my apartment. I'm pretty good at putting it all together too! I love reading the new catalogs when they come out because they are filled with so many great ideas. Also I do enjoy eating lunch there when I go shopping. When I moved I didn't take a lot of furniture with me. Its still a work in progress but I have started to get my office area together.
This desk style comes with lots of customizable options (choice of top, legs, etc) and being obsessed with a black, grey, white color scheme...I went with the above options. I still haven't done much personalizing (I promise I'm not really this boring haha!) and decorating yet. I can't wait to get more of my pictures up on the walls.
My couch is also from Ikea. Its extremely comfortable and I have fallen asleep many times on it. I found the pillows at West Elm (here) and the side table is also from Ikea. It was $9.99...so I got two of them :)