The amount of times that I have wanted to pull all my eyelashes off one by one while getting lost in the megastore we call IKEA is actually not ok. Typically I am there last minute before a shoot, early in the morning before a weekend project, or because some friend needs help furnishing their new space on a moderate budget. All valid reasons but somehow even the 50 cent ice cream doesn’t make the trip worth it. But, then IKEA goes and introduces a new collection and all I want to do is stand in line at their door the day it goes on sale and eat my $7 bag of temped meatballs while I wait for the doors to open.
So is the case with their new Stockholm 2017 collection. I got a glimpse of a few of their new pieces and to say that I want to clear some space for them in my current apartment would be an understatement. ***Cue slow drooling by me and counting my dollars/ignoring my budget as we scroll through together.***
The piece that screams BUY ME RN is this little ditty of a cabinet. It is sleek, modern, simple, and yet SO well designed. Please come home with me even though I don’t have a place for you currently, you are too beautiful to not have close by my grasp.
GAH! Need, need, need.
Next up is their new luxurious velvet sofa. The case is still out on whether this guy will actually be comfortable or not, but my fingers and legs are crossed that comfort and style both come through on this one. But, I guess for the sake of comfort my fingers should be crossed and my legs should be open?!
I am not mad about that modern chrome light either. It looks like it comes in both table and floor version. They also have a handful of new accessories like these cobalt blue vessels which make styling or pretending you have an expensive glass vessel collection very easy.
Also on my shopping list is this bamboo chair. Bamboo is definitely having a moment right now. Hence why it is now coming out at IKEA to the masses at a very affordable price. But I love the shape, style and scale of this chair. Not to mention that Bamboo and Rattan will never go out of style so it is something that can stay with you for a while.
Thank you IKEA for bringing some pretty kick ass furniture to the masses and also making my tummy happy with your cheap ice cream and free coffee. (Did you know IKEA coffee is free if you are a IKEAFamily member?! Well now you do – You’re welcome). My only request is if you could figure out the checking out/register situation and speed that process up a little bit… I would be eternally grateful. Until then, I will see you sometime in April when this collection becomes available for purchase. xx
***Photography via IKEA