August 23, 2013

5 Things Friday: 5 Amazing Finds from the New IKEA 2014 Catalog

Yi Wei Lim, yiweilim, IKEA Catalog 2014

The IKEA 2014 Catalog is out, and like its predecessors, it is a work of art and makes for great flipping. If you're a 20-something-year-old, it is quite likely that your first apartment will contain some IKEA furniture. I'm an IKEA fan for its sleek Nordic design... although I do concur that some of its furniture aren't thaaaaat sturdy. Nevertheless, the Catalog is a great source of visual inspiration for home decorating!

For 2014, the Catalog leverages technology... Besides an online version, IKEA has made the Catalog available on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Even better, you can scan and upload photos of your living spaces and insert IKEA furniture to get an instant virtual preview! (This is going to be fun for my new dorm room :D.)

Colour trends seem to lean toward red and greens, and stripes, geometrical shapes and woven textures are in. Here are some of the items I love from the Catalog:

5. New STOCKHOLM vase (pg. 26-27)
Yi Wei Lim, yiweilim, IKEA Catalog 2014, Stockholm, vase
I'm a sucker for anything in teal, but there is something really appealing about the smooth curves and translucency of the vases.

4. New STOCKHOLM swivel easy chairs (pg. 42-43)
Yi Wei Lim, yiweilim, IKEA, IKEA Catalog 2014, Stockholm, interior design, yellow
These cute yellow chairs are a great way to brighten a room! Okay, this STOCKHOLM range is speaking to me... At $399 a pop though, it's pretty pricey.

3. IKEA PS VÅLLÖ watering can (pg. 112-113)
Yi Wei Lim, yiweilim, IKEA, IKEA Catalog 2014, interior design
IKEA's success doesn't lie purely in its furniture, it also comes from the brand's ability to redefine our perception of home living. This watering can is an interesting concept because it encourages users to save water used to rinse vegetables in the can, and then water plants with it.

2. BESTA modular storage system (pg. 204-205)
The customization feature looks fun... and I like the orange finish on the right. Would be awesome to paint them in orange ombre!

1. PROMENAD tableware (pg. 202-203)
Yi Wei Lim, yiweilim, IKEA, IKEA Catalog 2014, tableware, dishes, china, pattern
This hand-painted plate series is simply adorable. I've always loved the blue and white combination of chinaware, so this is a cute, modern take to me. The boyfriend would say that they're not uniform though but well... WAAAAANT. Not that I need more plates now...

And that's the end of the list; happy weekend to you all! Share, like, and subscribe to my various social media channels - would love to interact more with you.

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