Once you get those two words in your head it’s hard to think of anything else.
With my heart set on a Belgian linen silpcovered sofa nothing else would do.
Now, normally I am an implusive shopper.
I want to touch it, feel it and hold it up to my cheek.
You get the picture.
Nowhere in my little town offered such a Belgian beauty unless I ordered it. While doing some research I came across this article from remodelista .
Of course I wanted the sofa from Restoration Hardware, however I had budget contraints ( the building budget had robbed my furniture budget, and there is nothing worse than spending large$ on things you can’t see!!) So…
Saving and shopping for a sofa online.
Not my cup of tea, but remember it’s a Belgian linen slipcovered sofa.
I settled on the Ikea Karlstad sofa for it’s clean lines, size and let’s face it $399 price tag!
Next, I ordered swatches from Bemz, a company that makes slipcovers specifically for Ikea furniture.
They offered 5 swatches for free including shipping and arrived in a timely manner.
Now, remember I am an implusive shopper and it took for-evah for me to pull the trigger on purchasing the pair.
Both companies stated a 4 week timeline for delivery.
Uggghhh! 4weeks! I want.it.now.
So, just barely in time for Thanksgiving I clicked “submit order”!
The Ikea sofa came two weeks early (yay) and was quite simple to put together.
The slipcover arrived shortly after the 4 weeks but they kept me informed with email updates.
The slipcover I ordered was prewashed Belgian linen and it is a DREAM!!
Exactly like the swatch only better! I touched it and cuddled it to a tactiles delight!
There is no substitution for real linen. It has a look and feel like no other.
And it fit PERFECTLY!
It was hard to tell from the website exactly what it looked like on a real sofa.
They showed the Urban loosefit as a drawing, but I am thrilled to say it is beautiful on.
This is how it looked right out of the box and they reccomend that you spray it with lukewarm water to remove the wrinkles. The sides are the only place that needed it. I also love how it skims the floor, just right.
I decided to drape my French linen sheet over the back, at least until I get a console table.
I also threw another French linen sheet over the cushions to add an easier to wash option,
however this slipcover fit so well that I think it’s going to be easier than the last 2 surefit covers I’ve had.
These pillows will have to do until I find or make the perfect ones (I’m thinking vintage indigo??).
Linen slipcover dreams have been realized,
and I am glad I could be patient enough to get one at such a low price point!
Hope all of your Holidays were exciting, relaxing and reflective on the real meaning of Christmas!
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!
p.s. you can find me on instagram user name french_grey
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