Getting the new Ikea catalogue in the mail every summer is always a treat. 
So many of us use Ikea for the basics (and everything else in between) and what I really love is seeing how their teams styles the products and the different applications they find for their products (if you really want to make the most of Ikea, find ways to think out of the box when you use it!). 
And speaking of thinking out of the box, I saw this number among the pages yesterday and about fell out of my seat...
Green. Velvet. Sofa. (!!!)
The Stockholm sofa is now being made in velvet, and it's kelly green velvet at that! 
This new color is called Sandbacka Green and is only $999 which is excellent, considering that the stock/base version is $899--you're only paying $100 for the velvet upgrade. I haven't had a chance to make it to the store yet (will be by tomorrow) but I'm loving this already. I've always wanted a green or blue velvet sofa and though I'm really not in the market for a new number, this one sure does make a girl wishful.
Lots of new pieces have been introduced & new fabrics are available for a lot of our old favorites...stay tuned for my top 2014 Ikea picks!