IKEA favourite finds

12/04/2018

IKEA favourite finds

12/04/2018
Ikea favourites April 2018

If you know me at all, then you probably know of my big love for Ikea. I love to mix affordable basics with investment pieces and the two don’t usually come from the same store. That said, IKEA is collaborating with some big name designers these days and on some levels, they’re threatening to occupying both camps!

This week, while running around like a headless chicken for some installations (which you will be reading more about in the coming weeks) I spent an afternoon zipping through the ‘mothership’ and was terribly distracted by some of the hot new arrivals. I was absolutely blown away by some of the new items in store – think earthy colours and textures, sustainable materials and chic designs. Not surprising, given the collaboration with Piet Hein Eek on a limited edition collection named Industriell. The Dutch designer, known for his dislike for mass production and waste is challenging the question of whether it is possible to make something mass-produced yet also unique. Ikea may seem like an unexpected alliance for this, but Eek has clearly been keeping an eye on the company’s growing focus on using recycled, sustainable and socially responsible materials.

However, it’s not only the Industriell collection that caught my eye – there are also some awesome new across the range. Here are some of my favourite finds to fill your yellow shopping bag.

Roundup of Ikea top picks for April 2018
Roundup of Ikea top picks for April 2018

1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11

Follow the trend by bringing the outdoors in, with the beautiful handmade bamboo pendant light and rustic woven chair. The INDUTRIELL range aims to focus on the imperfect and unique nature of raw materials together with unfinished surfaces. The armchair is made of woven paper and powder coated steel. Complete this look with the instagrammable FEJKA artificial cactus and versatile SANDARED knitted pouf. And if treading lightly on the earth appeals to you be sure to also check out the HJÄRTELIG bedside table made from sustainable materials.

One of my personal favourites is the new collection of lighting, and more specifically, the funky NYMÅNE wall lamp with swing arm.

I’m continuously impressed by the tableware being served up by Ikea and some their new pieces are no exception. I really love the KALASMAT speckled stoneware serving platter and the SOMMAR cup & mug sets, which somehow found their way into my shopping bag. I picked the charcoal colour block but they’re also available in a fun shade of pink – ideal for summer poolside entertaining. I know you must all love the practicality of a snap-and-lock type storage container for leftovers as much as I do – and you’ve no doubt never seen them look as good as the 365+ airtight seal transparent containers with their bamboo lids!

Last but not least the organic looking SNAJDARE wall clock is a minimalist beauty.

Happy shopping, peeps!

Kathryn Hawkes

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi, I’m Kathryn


House of Hawkes is a boutique interior design studio based in Dubai. This website is where it all started and remains a creative space for my love of design and decor, and for sharing awesome everyday things. More about me & the team

Subscribe & Follow

WE WON AN AWARD!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG

Never miss a new post from House of Hawkes! Enter your email address to subscribe and receive new posts right in your inbox.

Follow on Instagram

  • I can't quite explain how happy I was to open the front door and see our new flooring all finished when I got home this morning. Home sweet home just got sweeter. When I left last week, @floorworldllc were still working on the installation and they've done such a great job on the finishing touches. Feeling all the good feel this Monday morning. Now to attend to that to do list! 
#happydays #floorworldllc #newfloors #laminateflooring #houseofhawkeshq
  • Despite signs of autumn all over the city, the weather was amazing! Till next time beautiful Lisbon X 
#lisboa #lisbon #travel #nokids #citybreak
  • Good morning from a bright &sunny Lisbon apartment. Last day here and we plan to make the most of it. And suggestions?
  • Our lunch spot in Lisbon @cafenochiado - came here in June and couldn't wait to get back. #lisbon #portugal #foodie #lunch #highlyrecommended
  • Tonight's sunset was on fire!
  • I'm on a quick trip to Portugal which turned into a very spontaneous girls catch-up when my cousin from Dubai joined me and a friend of ours flew in from England to meet us. We found such a cool little villa on @airbnb that overlooks the rice fields in Carvarhal, Portugal.  Enjoying the end-of-summer beautiful weather. Happy Friday! X
  • We installed a nursery today for a very special return client and it went so well, which was a relief in this otherwise crazy week. I sometimes worry that my design studio is firmly rooted in the kids rooms category and find myself longing for more work on grown up spaces. But then after a day like today, I'm reminded of just how much I love creating kids rooms, and how touched I am by the parents response to the space for their precious little ones. And I realise that I'm actually so lucky to be able to do this for people. I also have to commend my dream team on the hard work and effort they put in to all of our projects - I've watched them all grow and blossom in their roles and am so proud of them all. Thank you @dutchcaribbeancharly @marli_smithphotography and @brittany_design_uae for all the passion you bring to HOH. I'm so grateful! X
  • So I've barely come up for air since yesterday's @fronteriors launch event - which was amazing, even better than we had hoped for. Thank you to everyone who came - we are continuously grateful for all the love and support from all our friends, clients and colleagues. 
We're also super excited to announce that we have a pop-up exhibit of our products at @nasabdubai until 12 Oct, so if you've been waiting to get a closer look at the colours, textures and new additions to our range, now is your chance! If you'd like to drop by, pls email info@fronteriors.co for timings and directions. Also, we have a discount offer for our online shop for this month only - let me know if you need that code 😉

All images @marli_smithphotography

#fronteriors #ikeahacks #ikeahacking #launchevent #girlpower #furniture
  • Its day 1 of an exciting and busy week that kicks off with big day for @fronteriors and includes a new nursery installation, parent teacher meetings, some big changes to our rental villa, dinner with a friend who's in town, more @fronteriors installations and a quick trip out of town. Can someone hand me a coffee? 
#herewego #letsdothis #ikeahacks #lifehacks #busyweek

Follow @houseofhawkes

Categories

×