IKEA’s October Launch Takes Throwback to Another Level
The Scandi collection brings us back a few centuries.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 8:20 PM
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What do Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals all have in common? They were Dutch Master painters of the 17th century—oh, and they’re at the heart of IKEA’s latest decor launch. Today the company began rolling out products from its new Dekorera collection, which draws on the dark, brooding portraits and still lifes that typified the 1600s. We won’t call it Halloween themed (there are no pumpkins or goblins in sight), but you could use the pieces to create a spooky setting this month if you felt so inclined. Or if you simply want to know what it’s like to live in an iconic oil painting (the Swedish retailer even made a Girl With a Pearl Earring tray), shop away. Note: Some of the items will be available in other countries, such as Canada and Australia, before they hit the U.S. Peep five highlights from the drop, below.
Forget Your Scented Candles
For a gothic vibe, top these totem-like candlesticks with equally sculptural wax tapers in shades of violet, black, and red.
Reconsider the Table Centerpiece
Pausing on entertaining this season? A jug like this, designed to reflect traditional northern European crafts and techniques, can double as a vase for flower arrangements.
Extend the Outdoor Season
Line your front stoop or porch with powder-coated steel tea-light holders worthy of Alice in Wonderland.
Refresh the Sofa Without Spending a Fortune
Throw a graphic cover over an old orange throw pillow for a fresh take on fall hygge.
Add to Your Art Collection
Display this textile as a traditional rug or hang the flat-weave on a wall so it becomes what it’s intended to look like: a colorful Renaissance painting.
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