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Yesterday, some members of the Apartment Therapy Media team spent the afternoon touring the brand new IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was a little eerie to see a near-perfectly prepped IKEA without the hordes of customers and ransacked showrooms. It was also odd to come away from an IKEA without making a purchase. Check out our walk through the 346,000 square-foot store and over 60 pictures! We've got our favorite of the 45 showrooms and model homes, plus shots of the new waterfront esplanade...

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

IKEA Brooklyn opens to the public on Wednesday, June 18th at 9am. Check out the IKEA Brooklyn site for all the information on opening day give-aways and special events. We'll be gearing up for the opening by posting some of our favorite products we discovered on our tour.