February 10, 2009

Disney for Decorators

Isn't this lobby beautiful?  When I walked in to Hotel Minerva, Florence Italy, I caught my breath.  Not just because the lobby was beautiful in all of its hot orange with black and white. But the chairs.  THE CHAIRS!  There they sat, beckoning me to like a long lost dream.
As I walked over to enjoy (read: covet), what to my wondering eye should appear?

A zipper.  A glorious zipper.
Do you know what that means?
Slipcovers from Ikea.
Ikeas that I drooled over (but didn't visit) in Germany and Italy.

I had seen these in an advertisement for Ikea in a magazine and knew they would be perfect for my room makeover.  Now to see them in real life was almost more than I could bear.

The problem?  There isn't an Ikea within 400 miles of my home.

Until now.  Today, I was just minding my own business, checking my email when a pop-up add appeared.  Normally I completely ignore these.  But it said: New Ikea in N.C.

All I can say is: ROAD TRIP!!!!
Oh, to have an Ikea so close.  It's like having Disney World move next door!

I'm really trying to not get my hopes up, as I have heard Ikea can be a hit-or-miss kind of place. But those slipcovers!  I'm salivating.

PS: If any of you have been to Ikea lately, and know the price on these slipcovers, or have any suggestions do tell!


Sandy Toes said...

I have an IKEA five miles from me!!! I just bought a comforter cover for my sons room...it was not made well. But, those slipcovers are to DIE for! Love them!
-sandy toe

coco said...

What great looking chairs...love that lobby! Have you looked to see if these slipcovers are available online to get a price?

Tracey said...

LOVE those chairs! I'm in need of an IKEA slipcover myself. I know two friends that have shopped recently..Stephanie and Heather. I'm sure they would share some info with you!

Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

Hi! You can usually find prices and info on their shop online thing... Hope that helps. I love the checkers also!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

i loooove ikea! we have one just 10 minutes from us which is awesome! so glad you'll be getting one close by!
have you checked out their website? i haven't seen them in person, but it looks like this one might work?
have fun!! =)

Emily in CLT said...

Amen, sister! I am in Charlotte, NC and CAN NOT wait for Feb. 18th! I will be among the first in line as it's been a long while since I've been to the Ikea in Va. Good luck finding your chairs! I've heard there's another online shop that makes slipcovers for all Ikea furniture - I think I saw it @ Make it Lovely...I'll check!

Emily in CLT said...

I found it...the website is..


Tricia Anne said...

That would be so perfect for you!! I really hope that you will be able to find the covers that you are looking for. Those pictures are gorgeous and I love how you checked out the zipper! I would have done the very same thing! :o)
You'll have to keep us posted!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. I have never been to IKEA and I have heard of a store called "Oops" that I also have never been to. Are you familiar with that one?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Don't have an Ikea any where close, but those are great slipcovers. Jackie

Tammi said...

I love those chairs and you will love IKEA!! It is so fun to shop there. Just allow yourself lots of time. :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

NO Ikea close here boo hoo! I love those chairs....they would work well in my home too! cherry

Kim said...

I found them! $79 if they are the right size! Want to take a road trip?

SouthernAccent said...

Those are great! Love them! I'm gonna have to take that treck to the new IKEA soon!