BEMZ Slipcover For Ektorp: Luxurious Ikea Hack

Today’s BEMZ Slipcover For Ektorp Sofa: Lovely Luxurious Ikea Hack is especially for fans of slipcovers and Ikea furniture. If you caught my post the other day, then you know I just returned from Arizona, where my family resides and where we bought a love shack of a fixer upper no. 2 (a way easier DIY makeover than the Chicagoland fixer upper!!).

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My Ektorp Sofas Got a Luxurious Ikea Hack from BEMZ

While my time was limited for renovation projects this visit, it was exciting to open a big box of slipcover goodness from Bemz Design to transform two Ektorp sofas from Ikea.

Bemz invited me to select a fabric from their lovely collection to have custom covers created for the Ikea Ektorp sofas we purchased for the living room.

These are not your run of the mill slipcovers, friends. Take the Respect collection from Bemz:

Not Just Any Slipcovers

They create SUSTAINABLE covers, where leftover fabrics from the clothing industry are:

collected

sorted by color

shredded

ground into cotton fibers

and

spun into yarn.

Those fibers get mixed with recycled plastic bottles, and then the yarn is woven into a new textile for pieces in the Respect collection.

Is all of this soaking in?

Bemz not only takes waste and recycles it into lovely without using water or dye, but their sustainable creations  then extend the life of Ikea furniture.

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Slipcover by BEMZ For Ektorp Sofa: Lovely Luxurious Ikea Hack Indeed!

Renovating Another Home!

The makeover is underway so there aren’t gorgeous finished rooms to share yet of the desert getaway (which is part investment, part maybe-retirement-home, and mostly a toasty lovebungalow to escape the cold), and today we’ll take a peek at progress in the living room where a dated Southwest styled space is getting its Euro-Serene-Timeless ON with a smart furniture extending option!

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Living Room: Before

Below is the BEFORE living room at the fixer upper with its earthy browns and reds and masculine furniture from the previous owner.

The floorplan features an open concept for the living and dining areas, and today’s focus is a simple design enhancement from Bemz for the living room sofas to provide instant

“ahhhhhhh.”

By the way, don’t even tryyyy to put a price tag on a peaceful AHHHHHHH moment…it’s money…and capturing it is what Hello Lovely is all about…it’s howwe all want to feel when we arrive home.

Here’s another shot of the BEFORE living and dining rooms when we toured the house.

Decor on a Budget

We’re starting completely from scratch for all the furniture and accessories and bought two Ikea Ektorp sofas (his and hers!) for two reasons:

Budget and lounging lovely…one for him to stretch out, one for me. I’m a fan of beachy/casual/white, and Ektorp sofas have garnered a reputation for beginning life as a temporary fix and then lingering as an unexpected informal find.

Here is one of our white Ektorp sofas in the Arizona living room with newly painted walls in Valspar Salute.

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BEFORE

I’m cool with the white Ektorp covers. They are good. They’re fine.

But I’m also keen on a luxurious Ikea hack.

So when Bemz came into the picture…

Ya know?

Choosing Fabric for a Custom Slipcover

Picking a fabric from Bemz to dress up the Ektorps was easy.

A longtime fan of online shopping, my only worries were (1) making a good fabric choice and (2) whether the covers would look as good in person as on the Bemz website.

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BEMZ Fabric Samples

All of the Bemz samples had a gorgeous hand feel, and I even took video when I opened up the sample pack here.(Please follow me on IG @hellolovelystudio!)

On the back of each fabric swatch is detailed info to keep the ordering process organized and easy, and I couldn’t wait to have those babies sewn!

Some of you asked me about Bemz shipping costs, and here is a link to specifics, for customers in the USA. Shipping is a flat rate of $20, and there are no customs and duty fees tacked on to that for orders $800 and less.

But you’ll run into paying fees for orders above $800 so keep that in mind when ordering (maybe place multiple orders to avoid fees that have nothing to do with Bemz?).

Bemz fabric samples for slipcover for Ikea Ektorp sofa at fixer upper for Hello Lovely Studio

Are you even surprised that I immediately fell for a natural Belgian Linen fabric from Designer’s Guild?

Belgian Linen

Thick, luxurious, and nubbygood, I knew its timeless Euro essence would enhance and help our plain ol’ Ektorp sofas live large.

It was helpful to to see a rendering of the linen on Ektorp on the Bemz site as well.

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There are all kinds of reasons to invest in a new cover for Ikea furniture, and one of mine was design flexibility.

As a creative free spirit, I grow easily bored and get the itch to change things up to suit my mood. Care to hear a giant bonus of aging? No more apologizing for the gift of such a spirit.

Classic white sofas work superbly for creating a coastal, informal, beachy vibe. Yet what a lovely bonus to be able to dress up the Ektorps in warm, natural, high quality linen:

WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE IT,

or WHENEVER I WANT WOW;

and WHENEVER I CRAVE LUXURY,

WHICH FOR NOW IS…A  L  W  A  Y  S.

Here is a close-up of the Bemz Belgian Linen custom cover on our sofa:

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BEMZ cover on my sofa

Dressing the Ektorps in a New Look

It took about 20 minutes to get each cover on properly, and the hand feel of this linen is heavenly sunshine…

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Dressing the Ektorp in a new cover!
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Bemz Belgian linen from Designer’s Guild
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AFTER: My kind of Ikea hack…Hello Lovely indeed
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Slipcovers on Ektorps AFTER
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Beligan Linen BEMZ slipcover for Ektorp three seat sofa – Hello Lovely indeed.
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More Work & Decor to Come

We remain happily busy at work on this place and will be returning to the site a week from today!

A big thank you to TO MY SISTER JO for snapping photos
for this shoot.

ANOTHER HUGE SHOUTOUT OF GRATITUDE TO BEMZ! Your commitment to SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION is so honorable. Thank you, Bemz, for caring so much about the earth and recycling.

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I am having a blast decorating this Arizona fixer upper, and I hope you’ll stick around for the journey! The makeover from Southwest Masculine to Euro Serene will be a dramatic, budget friendly, lovely one.

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Thank you, Bemz, for partnering with me on this story about creating timeless and tranquil peaceful decor at home.

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-michele

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4 Comments

  1. February 18, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    The new slipcovers look divine….wondering how much they cost? We're doing a small fixer upper to escape to as well. You and your blog are much loved.

    • February 21, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      it's all my fault, elizabeth. i have been short on time and haven't properly introduced that project! i'm getting there though…stay tuned! xox

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French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
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Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
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White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
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Round Farmhouse Dining Table
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French Accent Chair
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Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
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Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
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