Friday, May 11, 2007
I have a love-hate relationship with IKEA. I love the modern look, but it's outrageously expensive to get the real thing. So sometimes when I go through a really modern phase, IKEA is an inexpensive way to go. On the other hand, if you overdo it you end up with a room of really cheap looking modern furnishings. Plus it's embarrassing to show up at a friend's house only to realize that you share the same taste in furniture and were probably eating a $1 hot dog while they were perusing office furniture.
The solution: Bemz.com was featured in Blueprint Magazine recently. They make slip covers for IKEA furniture. It's a nice way to spruce up your furniture and distinguish yourself from the rest of the universe that shops at IKEA. Plus some of their fabrics are slightly more traditional giving you the cool postmodern look. (p.s. You can buy furniture from IKEA without the slip cover.)