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Bemz Loosefit

Hello again! Many of you wrote in after my last post a few moments ago asking what type of linen I was looking for at Bemz so I thought I’d show you! I am looking at the loosefit collection though I realized my sofa (Karlstad) that I want to put in the new guest room is not a sofa that Bemz has pre-made loosefit covers for. I’m so sad! But wait! There is an alternative…

Bemz Loosefit Collection

“The loose fit slipcovers are manufactured using an exclusive linen from Belgium, a country with a centuries-old tradition of flax cultivation and processing. Rosendal Pure Washed Linen is pre-washed to give it that soft, beautiful, vintage-like look and is available in Absolute White, Unbleached, Medium Grey and Sage Brown. Also, these new linen fabrics are available to order in the usual made-to-measure style of slipcover for all Bemz models as well as fabric by the meter”.

Bemz Loosefit Collection

Made to order? Oh this could be expensive so I’m going to write to them to see if they have some ideas for me….

I think the oatmeal one is divine…. I can see lots of John Derian plates and vintage mirrors hanging above it with some lovely black accents!

P.S. I think they used the home of Susanne as a shoot location, don’t you? Lovely!

(images: bemz)

Posted in furniture on August 12, 2010
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Bemz + Designers Guild

I did a double take today as I was browsing the Bemz website for a new slipcover for my sofa. They’ve just teamed up with Designers Guild to bring Tricia’s signature color and style to the land of IKEA! I’m not sure they’re all my taste really, I am more an understated pattern girl myself when it comes to sofa upholstery, but for those bold souls out there these slipcovers may be a dream come true.

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

Bemz + Designers Guild

….now back to finding my very un-bold linen slipcover.

(images: bemz)

Posted in furniture on August 12, 2010

Shopgirl Visits: Albion Cafe, London

I’m not sure if you remember this but I’ve been to London a few times over the past couple of months and on one trip I visited Albion, a cafe around the corner from Emily’s shop Caravan (I can’t wait until her next book is out!) and nearby to the lovely Squint (more here). If you are in London you must go to Caravan and Squint and then have lunch at Albion and grab some snacks for the road in their pretty little grocery store.

Albion, London

Albion is such a nice spot to linger for lunch, rain or shine. I had the best sandwich there, but warning: portions are huge and one sandwich is equivalent to two so if you are with a friend considering sharing one no matter how big your appetite – you will never finish it!

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Albion, London

Don’t you love chalkboard menus? I never tire of them…

These photos were all taken by Jillian Leiboff who was also in London recently (she lives and works as a photographer in Australia), and since her photos captured the farmer’s market ambiance of Albion so nicely I thought I’d share them with you today with Jillian’s blessing, of course. Thank you Jillian for sharing these photos with decor8 today!

Have you been to Albion? It’s in Shoreditch @ 4 Boundary Street. If you haven’t visited yet it’s about time you did! :) Maybe this post is a gentle nudge? Here’s another little nudge, an abbreviated London guide from me to you. xo

(images: jillian leiboff)

Posted in Shopgirl Visits on August 11, 2010

Graphic Designer Elena Giavaldi

Elena Giavaldi has more than just a very pretty name, but she has lovely ideas that she transforms into some great designs. I love these two images below, one from her illustrations portfolio and another showing her hand drawings — all eventually become book covers, prints, wedding invitations, advertisements — she has quite a diverse list of projects and clients!

Graphic Designer Elena Giavaldi

Graphic Designer Elena Giavaldi

Elena splits her time between Milan and New York City and you can see more of her work and learn about her here on her website.

(images: elena giavaldi)

Posted in inspiration on August 11, 2010

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