NEW SOPHISTICATED LOOK WITH BEMZ MALMEN VELVET COVERS

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I´ve teamed up with Bemz and updated my living room with their new Malmen Velvet covers on my Ikea Söderhamn sofa. Bemz recently launched a range of velvet covers in a muted Scandinavian color palette that looks absolutely beautiful. A velvet cover on your sofa is an easy way to add soft and sophisticated colors to the living room. I´ve created two different looks with my favorite colors from the range – Straw Yellow and Sand Beige.

If you don´t know Bemz from before they are a design company specialising in custom covers for Ikea sofas. They create and innovate responsibly and conscientiously – with respect for our planet and with little waste. All covers are sewn to order in Europe, and I´m a fan of their idea that there is no need to throw away a perfectly good piece of furniture because the fabric is damaged or that it doesn’t fit your taste anymore. You can choose from a range of 250+ fabrics and they are all machine washable. In addition they also make curtains, pillows and textiles for the bedroom.

The Malmen Velvet Straw Yellow cover was my first pick. I think you´ve seen my obsession on yellow this fall if you follow me on Instagram, and the sofa really pops out with this cover. It looks so pretty combined with my grey walls and the marble table. The premium velvet fabric is tightly woven with short, fine pile that creates a matte finish, for a classic, soft-washed look.

I also wanted to try out the Malmen Velvet Sand Beige cover. The beige color is absolutely beautiful and when the yellow cover pops out, this one almost melts in to the interior and makes the expression super classy. The fabric looks so soft and nice, and I can assure you it feels like that as well. If you´re having a contemporary, sophisticated velvet sofa on your wish list, without the high design price tag, the Malmen Velvet covers are the perfect choice. Bemz has created the range in a carefully curated palette of Scandi-inspired colours that are sure to inspire those who love modern, muted tones and a classic, timeless look. Before choosing a new cover of course we want to see the fabric and Bemz has made it easy for us. You can order up to five free samples from Bemz here. 

WIN A GIFTCARD WITH A VALUE OF 5000 NOK AND PICK YOUR OWN FAVORITE BEMZ COVER
To give one of my readers the opportunity to update your Ikea sofa Bemz is giving away a gift card with a value of 5000 NOK. To participate you simply leave a comment underneath with the link to your preferred cover and tell me your motivation to win. The winner will be announced in a week.
The give away is international and open to everyone.

Good luck!

Styling and photography @ Elisabeth Heier

Elisabeth

The giveaway is ended and the lucky winner is Cecilie Skår, randomly chosen. Thank you for participating! 

WEEKEND MODE

It´s been some crazy, busy weeks lately. I´m not complaining over travels, events or going to fairs – it is part of my job, a job which I love very much. But at the same time, who can keep up with that marathon for weeks? I can´t. At least I need some rest in between. And this weekend I´ve just been hanging out with my kids and finally spent some hours on my sofa (The new one I got a few weeks ago. About time to try it!) I´m not even joking when I tell you I spend less time in my living room than any other place in my apartment. And the fact that I do gives my some ideas for my new apartment. I can´t wait to start working on it.

I got a lot of questions about my new sofa after posting a photo on Instagram a few weeks ago. Many of you recognized the Söderhamn series from Ikea, and this model is the sofa-bed. Unfortunately I don´t think they sell the sofa-bed any longer, but the three seater is pretty much the same. Cover from Bemz.

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Enjoy your Sunday!
Elisabeth

 

NEW IN // ADEA PLATEAU TABLE

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My latest addition to the living room is a beautiful marble table from the Finnish brand Adea. After months of searching for a new table that also would fit my next home I found what I think is the perfect match. I know I will be on the move again very soon, after all I am renting this place, and it is supposed to be short term.
The table is simple in its form but with details that makes it stand out. Also with room for lots of magazines, books and some flowers. Thats all you need isn´t it? The Plateau table range from Adea is available in different sizes and a variety of materials and different kinds of marble. The Plateau Table is designed by Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle.

Besides tables, Adea is known for their high quality sofas. Their sofa, Mr. Jones designed by Alexander Lervik won the Swedish Elle Decorations award 2017 in the category Furniture of the Year. Their designs also includes a wide range of armchairs and shelves.

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THE BEOVISION HORIZON HAS MOVED IN

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Can you spot the new tv in my living room? When I was asked to try out the BeoVision Horizon from Bang & Olufsen of course I said yes. The design is really nice, and the flexibility of a tv with a wheel stand fits my lifestyle perfect. I don´t have a suited wall to hang a tv on, and to be honest I don´t spend much time watching tv either. ..but I must admit, the good habit is about to change after this one moved in.

The BeoVision Horizon was designed by Torsten Valeur, and I love the minimalistic design. The classical Bang & Olufsen TV has no unnecessary details, only the essentials. This makes it blend in and suit any interior, or stand out in your home if that is your wish. Either hang it on the wall, place it on a wall stand or use it with an easel stand that gives it an very casual look. Or with the weel stand that I´ve got. Very versatile and I also love how it reminds me of how the TV´s looked like when I grew up. Though they were huge and far from as good looking as this one. When the tv is not in use I easily roll it back into place against the wall, and you can´t even see it when you look into the living room. Perfect, or what?

I am not going to go further into explaining the technical qualities of the BeoVision Horizon, but I can assure you both the sound and the picture quality is amazing. The picture automatically adjusts to the content and light conditions, and it got intergrated access to all your enetrtainment through the Android TV™ platform. I have always had the impression that Bang & Olufsen represents exceptional quality and design, but this is even better. Did I tell you I love it?

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Elisabeth

 

SPRING LOOK

Newly painted and bathing in sunlight I love how my living room turned out after the small makeover last week. Which only meant paiting the rest of the walls grey too, including the shelf behind the sofa. For now, the last thing on my list is a new and bigger lounge table. The Hoof table will be fine as a side table, there is space enough for a large table as well.

For spring I´ve replaced the grey details in my living room with some beautiful, dusty beiges and caramel tones. I´m so in love with this combination of colors and materials right now. Chrome, soft velvet, beige, grey and different shades of brown. Perfect for spring when you want a little bit of color, and as I see it, supernice to the warm grey walls.

I love how the wall color is changing in different lights during the day and how much more elegant the expression is with the grey/beige than the white. Nothing wrong with white, I´m keeping some of my white walls. For me it´s not about trends when it comes to interior and decorating. It´s about my personal style, my expression and what I love to surround myself with. And it´s
a far better chance you will be happy with your choices in the future if you follow your own taste and style.

I´ve been asked about the shelf and how it was built, and I can understand why, it´s really nice. Since the shelf was already here when I moved into the apartment I dont know exactly how it was done but I do know there used to be a door right there, so she shelf is built into the old door opening. There are some really thick walls in these old apartments! I´ve done similar shelfs myself on projects earlier and I´ve used both Billy shelves from Ikea and had shelves customized by carpenter to be built into the wall.
I guess the easiest and most budget friendly option is the Ikea one, but you also have some limitations when it comes to measures then. Anyway, the shelf has to be mounted before its placed into the opening in the wall, properly secured in the walls and then you can do the finishing touches with putty and paint. My shelf is painted with the same paint as I´ve used for the walls, Lady Pure Color/Washed Linen, but its recommended to use a paint especially for the purpose when you paint shelfes like this.

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ONGOING PROJECTS

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Remember I wrote about wanting to paint a few more walls in my living room toghether with the built-in shelf in the same color as the rest of the room? Well, finally it´s done. The beautiful greige color is now covering the whole room, the only thing left is of course to put things back into place. Shouldn´t take too much time? It does. It´s so much fun rethinking the room when everything has been moved around, so I´m not quite there yet. As every grey/beige color this one changes a lot depending on the light. Beautiful, isn´t it? I´ll show you more as soon as I get things back into place. 
(The color is Washed Linen from Jotun Lady)

Elisabeth