IKEA hacking – NEW Marimekko covers

September 22, 2009

I’ve just been admiring, stroking and generally cooing over the 11 new Marimekko covers from Bemz, the lovely Swedish chaps who produce stylish slipcovers for IKEA‘s sofas and armchairs.

Unikko_Henriksdal_7b_lowresNow, I don’t know about you (you might be an oligarch for all I know), but my budget’s not quite up to a designer sofa. I do, however, have a trusty IKEA Ektorp three-seater, which started life as Blekkinge White but these days is more, well, Blekkinge Grey – and not in a good way. It’s been washed many times over the years – after the famous Lasagne Incident of 2005, following the notorious Kitten Accident of 2008, and more recently, in the aftermath of the Red Wine Catastrophe of 2009.  It’s time for a change. These Marimekko covers might just be the answer…

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It’s hard to choose, but my fave classic here has got to be the Fandango print, which comes in a light grey and a hot pink. Gorgeous! – Ellie

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2 Responses to “IKEA hacking – NEW Marimekko covers”

  1. rumourpr Says:

    oooh nice! good old IKEA.

  2. Funky Girl Says:

    Faboulous Find! I never knew designers made covers for ikea furniture. With so many ikea chairs and sofas sold people have the oportunity to update the look with something a little more original. Great fun


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