• Posts Tagged ‘vintage style’

    New: Bemz Urban-Style loose covers for Ikea

    by  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 • Look what I found • 3 Comments

    Tired of your flippin’ Klippan, Ektorp or Karlstad? Or looking for ways to make your Ikea shopping experience more fun!? Following on from their shabby chic ‘Country-Style’ loose fit linen covers, the people at Bemz are expanding the range and introducing ‘Urban Style’. Slightly edgier, dirtier, scrunchier linens in sludgy whites and greys that look great with industrial furniture, factory lighting and other salvage pieces…yes please!

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    Fling it over your Nils chair from only £89. The slip covers are also available for a range of Ikea models within the Karlanda, Karlstad, Klippan,Henriksdal, Klappsta and Kivik series…

    as well as Bemz bed skirts. Ooooh such linen loveliness:

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    The fabric is a Belgium Rosendal linen. It is pre-washed to get that soft, vintage-like feel. I don’t actually own an Ikea sofa or armchair (although my living room is crying out for an armchair!) but with Bemz’s custom designed covers in my life, it feels like an affordable, no-brainer. - Alice

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    NEW BOOK: Rediscovered Treasures

    by  • Tuesday, January 4, 2011 • Books and TV • 2 Comments

    Eee by gum, our first ‘Book of the Week’ for 2011 is a real stunner. Packed full of beautiful photographs and printed on expensive-looking thick paper, it’s written by two Norwegian stylists: Ellen Dyrop and Hanna Kristinsdottir, and out on February 7th. Rediscovered Treasures: A New Life for Old Objects is an absolute treat from beginning to end. And it goes a little something like this…

    This beautiful book shows you how to transform old curios into shabby-chic homewares for every room of the house…so start collecting cutlery, biscuit tins and the like, and stock up on super-glue:

    I like the idea of using stencils to update old tableware – ‘CARPE DIEM’ in an Emma-Bridgewater-esque font scrawled across a vintage metal teapot filled with fresh flowers– what could be more pleasing?

    It’s got a step-by-step ‘how to’ section at the back, with stencils to trace and a useful list of shops you might need, too. It’s out on February 7th, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now for under a tenner. – Ellie

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    Advent calendar: DEC 4

    by  • Saturday, December 4, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 2 Comments

    Brrrrrr – it sure is chilly round here. Time for a warming mug of hot chocolate and a little peek behind door number four…

    Hurrah! It’s the pretty vintage Christmas brooches from Acorn and Will. While we’re there, let’s have a little look at the 1950s-style Christmas wrapping paper and vintage ribbons, too. It’d be rude not to. - Ellie


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