After yesterday’s daring green sofa today we are turning to the more restful shades of blue. Blue is regularly voted the world’s favourite colour and the soft denim shades of this colour from dark indigo to stonewash are very on trend this year. Mind you navy blue is a classic that will never go out of fashion. It works with white but it’s a bit of a cliche so for a more modern take throw in some blush pink or – as seen above and everywhere in Milan last week – a deeper more rust version.
These pieces are all from the new Stockholm collection at Ikea – you may remember yesterday’s green sofa was from last year’s range. The Stockholm collection was launched in 1984 and this year there are 47 pieces made from natural materials including rattan and handblown glass. Yes, that’s handblown glass at Ikea.
I love the mix of rich, dark velvet with the rattan chairs which look, unlike many of this type, to be really comfortable but I haven’t sat in them yet so don’t take my word for it until you have. And when you do make sure to report back to us.