Ilse Crawford's new SINNERLIG collection for IKEA (photo via IKEA)

The approaching launch of the famed designer Ilse Crawford's SINNERLIG collection at IKEA reminded me the Swedish mega-store offers a lot...

Joanna Linberg  – November 1, 2017

Ilse Crawford’s new SINNERLIG collection for IKEA (photo via IKEA)

The approaching launch of the famed designer Ilse Crawford’s SINNERLIG collection at IKEA reminded me the Swedish mega-store offers a lot more than particle-board furniture. I picked my favorite pieces that always have people saying, “Wait, that’s from IKEA?”

photos via IKEA

1. I set a reminder on my phone to head to IKEA the day the SINNERLIG daybed hits the stores (and I don’t do that kind of thing). It’s the type of piece that could migrate from room to room and works with a lot of styles. I’ll also grab the pad while I’m there and pile the daybed with my own pillows when I get it home. It’s not online yet, so set your own reminder for October 1. $350 for daybed, $149 for pad (not shown)

2. A lineup of these can turn a bare wall into a mudroom. I favor the emerald green, but these NIPPRIG hooks would also look great mixed. $2.99 each

3. From the same collection, the NIPPRIG baskets have the look of much higher-end options. Decorators and prop stylists often grab woven baskets like these to tuck under desks for wastepaper, or beside a chair or sofa to hold magazines or throws to add that finishing layer of style to a room. $19.99 each

4. The LISABO desk would look great in an entry way, at the end of a hallway, or tucked into the corner of a living room or bedroom. It’s the exception to my “just say no to veneer” rule since the lines are so sophisticated. $149

5. IKEA is owning the copper trend in a subtle way, which I appreciate. This update on their PS pendant reveals metal inside the globe as you pull it apart. Hang these in multiples to get a good amount of light. $79.99

 

Notice a theme? IKEA does best with natural materials like woven grasses, canvas, glass, and unfinished wood. Skip the plastics and laminates and you’ll have success.