Do you know Heals? This British department store has long been established as the go-to place for modern designer and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. It has its finger firmly pressed on the decor trend pulse. No surprise then to see them collaborating with Marimekko on the eve of their 60th anniversary.
I recently noticed that they introduced a sleek and contemporary sofa with a Marimekko cover to its collection, pictured above. It is stunning, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, so is the £2200+ price tag attached. Sigh. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to bring that kind of designer wow into your home at a slightly more affordable price?
Enter Bemz. This very same fabric is available through the Bemz Designer Collection: Pienet Kivet Black/White by Marimekko. Choose a contemporary number from our favourite Swedish furniture giant, say a Karlstad, which will set you back about £250, if you're buying brand new. Order your designer cover from Bemz - that'll be another £500 (including shipping), replace the plain wood feet with aluminum ones for an extra £20 and presto! You've created a look-a-like for under £800. Happy shopping!
By the way, did you know you can buy sofas and chairs at IKEA without a slipcover?