ISSUE 9  |  High/Low Design

Instant Ikea Upgrade

February 27, 2012 2:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

We’ve done our fair number of Ikea hacks, but nothing as thrillingly transformative as these slipcovers from Swedish company Bemz.

Lesley Pennington, the mastermind behind the company, came up with the idea after procuring an Ikea sofa for her Swedish summer house. She wanted a slipcover, but she wasn’t wild about Ikea’s selection. VoilĂ : Bemz, which offers worldwide shipping and more than 180 fabrics to upgrade a new or old Ikea piece. We especially like the latest addition to the collection: Loose Fit Urban covers in Rosendal linen from Belgium. The linen is pre-washed to give it a soft, rumpled feel and comes in a range of appealing colors.

Above: Karlstad Armchair Cover, Loose Fit Urban in absolute white; $239. The colors available in the Loose Fit Urban style are: absolute white, soft white, unbleached, medium gray, sage brown, and lavender.

Above: Bedskirt, Loose Fit Urban in sage brown; $229 for the queen size.

Above: Karlanda Armchair Cover, Loose Fit Urban, $289 in absolute white; and Klippan 2-Seater Sofa Cover, Loose Fit Urban, $398 in absolute white.