Favorites From IKEA’s 2016 Catalog

IKEA’s 2016 catalog came out a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to take a look through it and see what new goodies they have in store! It looks like 2016 is going to be a lots-to-love year at IKEA if you’re like me and love to decorate with beautiful wood tones and textural elements. IKEA seems to have done a 180 from last year’s new furniture and accessories (which leaned ultra modern) and are bringing it back to more classic design.

Ready to see a few of my favorites? I’m loving this beautiful oak MOCKELBY table – gorgeous!!

IKEA's Mockelby Table - new for 2016

This new BRIMNES dressing table would be perfect for a teen or tween with its flip-up mirror and built-in storage space for jewelry and makeup:

IKEA's BRIMNES dressing table - new for 2016

If you’re looking for outdoor storage for gardening or entertaining, this HINDO indoor/outdoor cabinet looks like a great choice:

IKEA's HINDO indoor-outdoor cabinet - new for 2016

These new KNAGGLIG pine storage boxes are pretty basic but could be dressed up in so many ways – they come in two sizes and are a very reasonable $5 & $10:

IKEA's KNAGGLIG pine boxes - new for 2016

There are a number of collections and products that haven’t hit IKEA yet, but are being rolled out between now and the end of the year. They look fabulous. I’m loving this HEMSMAK collection of jars, tins, buckets, and bottles, which is coming in August:

IKEA's HEMSMAK collection - new for 2016

And the SINNERLIG collection is right up my alley (it’s coming in October). It was created for IKEA by London-based designer Ilse Crawford and is loaded with natural elements. One of my favorite pieces in the collection is this bamboo and steel pendant lamp:

IKEA's SINNERLIG pendant lamp

And since I’m on the hunt for a stylish daybed, I can’t wait to check this one out. It looks like it wouldn’t be all that comfy for adults but depending on the price, it might be a great choice for an extra bed for kiddos:


And finally, IKEA’s SKOGSTA collection, which is coming in December, has some beautiful kitchen and dining pieces that are all made of solid acacia wood:

IKEA's SKOGSTA collection - new in 2016

What do you guys think? Good stuff, right? If you want to check out the IKEA catalog for yourself, you can find it online {here}. I’d love to hear which new items are your favorites!

KJ Signature

In the Kitchen with Blue Apron

Blue Apron meal of seared chicken thighs with Mediterranean orzo

You guys know that it’s a rarity for me to start any post with “in the kitchen” unless it’s something design-related like new pendant lights or my coming-soon kitchen banquette. It’s not a secret that I’m no Martha Stewart when it comes to cooking and that I rank going to the grocery store at the top of my least-favorite errand list. What keeps me out of the kitchen isn’t the cooking itself (I actually like to cook), it’s the meal planning and grocery shopping so when Blue Apron contacted me to try out their meal service, it seemed like a great fit! Also, my […]

On the Hunt for a Stylish Daybed

Guest bedroom daybed

Living outside of NYC, there’s one thing that we’re never short on….house guests! From friends who stop over for a night while on business trips to NYC to families who come on vacation to spend a week with us and tour around the city, we’ve had more house guests in the two years we’ve lived in Connecticut than in the 15+ years before moving. We have a guest room with a queen bed but having another bed would be a definite plus so I’m thinking about getting a daybed that doubles as a hangout spot and a second guest bed. Something like this beauty from the home of Kristin of The Hunted […]

Thrift Score Thursday

Blue and white pottery as part of bar cart

I looove a good thrift store find so I’m thrilled to be joining my friends Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Brynne from The Gathered Home as a guest co-host for their weekly #thriftscorethursday series. If you aren’t familiar with it, Thrift Score Thursday is all about sharing your thrift store, Craigslist, yard sale, estate sale, or side of the road finds. I love using their hashtag to share my own thrifted finds and also to check out the fabulous finds that my fellow thrifters have been scoring. A few of my favorite thrifted finds that I’ve shared on #thriftscorethursday include this pair of […]