Elegant, a contemporary mix of mid-century designs and nature inspired hues, a grown-up look for stylish urban homes - voilà, that's what comes to my mind when I look at the brand new Stockholm 2013 collection by Ikea which will hit the stores as of April. My second thought is: perfect timing as I am planning a little living room redo this spring.
Design, materials and colours for grown-ups
The new collection is the upscale line in Ikea's broad assortment of furniture and home accessories and has a strong design angle - every piece seems consciously designed and aimed at a grown-up clientele. Refined materials such as velvet, shagreen, nut wood and bone china underline the collection's sophisticated approach and please the the visual as well as tactile senses. The colour range transmits a timeless idea of interior design with cues from nature such as green, various brown hues like cognac, chocolate, mud and others, but also yellow, mustard, black.
Paying due respect to its name and Ikea origin, this collection is strongly influenced by classic Scandinavian design and makes reference to the stylish 50s and 60s of the past century. The Stockholm 2013 collection focuses on the living room, dining room and bedroom and is accomplished by selected decoration items.
My personal highlights are the soft green sofa, the round mirror with nut wood framing, the green vase and bright yellow cabinet - now I only need to decide what to pick for my living room redo. I sort of have an idea already…
What do you think of the new Stockholm 2013 collection by Ikea?
Photography by Ikea