Did you see these new towels from IKEA? In keeping with the Swedish superstore's tradition of announcing new product lines in February, IKEA's latest goods for the kitchen and dining room arrived this month — just in time to ease the dreaded midwinter doldrums. Here's what we've got our eye on.
According to IKEA, the new collections "focus on traditional style," which is particularly evident in the textiles, created in collaboration with the Museum of Printed Textiles of Mulhouse, in France. (The rose INBJUDANDE pattern looks ripe for an English tea party.) The entire VARDAGEN collection — gray linen, simple glass carafes, traditional knives — is a minimalist's dream, while the SATSUMAS plant stand collection may just convince this black thumb to give gardening another go this spring.
Here are our five favorite collections or pieces from IKEA's February launch.
The INBJUDANDE Series
A little bit shabby chic, a little bit English country, a lot of lovely.
The VARDAGEN Series
Long-lasting, traditionally styled pieces made of glass, metal, and linen make this a collection that'll outlast every trend.
- VARDAGEN Dish Towel, $3.99
- VARDAGEN Tablecloth, $16.99
- VARDAGEN Apron, $9.99
- VARDAGEN Carafe with Lid, $1.99
- VARDAGEN Large Jar with Lid, $4.99
- VARDAGEN Small Jar with Lid, $1.99
- VARDAGEN Paring Knife, $7.99
- VARDAGEN Bread Knife, $14.99
- VARDAGEN Oven Mitt, $3.99
- VARDAGEN Chef's Knife, $14.99
The SATSUMAS Series
These new plant stands are made from bamboo and white powder-coated metal, and come in three styles: a plant stand with two shelves, a tripod plant stand, and a plant ladder with five pots.
For the kids: The SMÅBIT
This knife and peeler, with its wide, solid grip, has been specially designed with the kids in mind.
For kitchen windows: MJÖLKÖRT and SIGBRITT
Let's not forget about making our kitchens look pretty, too! The blue and white floral pattern on the new MJÖLKÖRT curtains are one of the patterns inspired by the Mulhouse collection in France, and are perfectly suited to the kitchen. So, too, the romantic SIGBRITT pattern, which is just a fabric so you'd have to sew your own curtains. (Or tablecloth! Or tea towels! DIY away.)
(Image credits: IKEA; IKEA)