The new look of Ikea

Ikea is my go-to store for so many things–frames, pots, throws and rugs. This month, Ikea launched a new Stockholm collection that will make the budget chain my go-to resource for high-quality (you read that right!) timeless furnishings. Inspired by the 50s and 60s, these designs nod to nature and include materials, like full-grain wood and bone china. For me, the highlights of this new collection include bright colors and crossover pieces that I can see working in an entryway, living room, bedroom, dining area, even a nursery or kids’ room.

Here’s the fun dining room design Ikea’s new Stockholm collection inspired.
Ikea Stockholm
I am enamored by Mexican embroidered otomi fabric and love this wallpaper version, which I would hang on one wall in the room. (I stretched this for the inspiration board. Wallpaper would obviously have a repeat.) The rug came out of Ikea’s previous Stockholm collection, but I still love it and use it in many of my projects–black-and-white stripes create a perfect neutral. The dining table is my splurge in the room. In all honesty, I would wait and hunt down a black, round dining table with fluted legs on Craigslist or at one of the many second-hand shops of San Diego. And I would pair this more rustic table with these modern chairs and make seat cushions with this fabric.

I would create storage in the dining room with this bright cabinet and put this gold lamp on top. I like the natural simplicity of this collage of ferns that I would hang on the wall adjacent to the one with the bold wallpaper.

I would mount this fun, clear chandelier on the ceiling to light up the room.