Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can You Say Ektorp?


I’m so excited to show you my brand new Ektorp sofa with the white slipcover! I so love it, my dream come true! Here it is!
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The slipcovers were so easy to put on too, I worked yesterday so Stush and his brother went to Ikea to purchase it, when I got home it was put together but he said “I wasn’t putting the slipcovers on”, that’s okay, I wanted to do that myself anyway:) I think I may change the lamp shade though and raise the one long picture higher.
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Closer look oh, and do you like the new apple green pillows?
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Then I got to messing with my stepback cupboard!
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The newer things are the faux plants on top and the Nate Berkus basket that I got for $10.00.
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I think I need to put more white plates in it after seeing this picture.
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Yesterday my daughter and I stopped in Ikea just to look around…warning never go to there on Saturdays the place was packed! The lines to check out were so long of a wait, my daughter said it looked like a herd of cattle, there just wasn’t a place to stop, no wonder the buggies can go sideways.
I did buy some Gerber flowers and the vase! Also the black and white pillow on the sofa to the left.
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Love the beading around it!
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I hope you liked the couch, I know I do and one thing I really love about it is that I can change it to another of their slipcovers, they had a beautiful gray one but I’m happy with the white for now!
I’ll be joining these parties today:
 

47 comments:

Anne said...

Sweet!!! I love that sofa!!!! and I want one too. I would love to have a summer and a winter look just by switching off the slipcovers.

Looks beautiful and all your little touches look fab too!!

xox

Brandi said...

I love your new couch. Ikea never disappoints. Your new pillows are really pretty too.

Carol said...

Your sofa is lovely, Rondell! I really like all of your touches of green with a bit of black -- great look for Spring!

Spring is already popping out all over the place here with new leaves, plenty of beautiful bedding plants in the nurseries, and the birds are super-busy!

Carol

Gina said...

Oh you lucky girl! It's beautiful! I know how happy you must be because I know you were tired of your blue sofa. I wish I could talk my husband into one of these. Enjoy!

Miss Charming said...

Such a pretty room! I love all the interesting details. (Great style!)

Julie @ Restlye Relove said...

I'm so jealous. :( Hubby just won't come to the party on purchasing one. But I'm still hanging in there. Love yours! Congratulations. And I'll accept your condolences. ;) x Julie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new sofa...and the pillows too!! My daughter has been looking at that same sofa from Ikea. I love going there, but it is about 1 1/2 hour drive for us. So we only go a few times a year.
hugs,
Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Rondell! I love those sofas!

Maureen said...

My daughter has that sofa and it has stood up to everything her 6 six kids, 2 dogs and a cat can through at it!

Art and Sand said...

I have had an Ektorp sleeper sofa since 2004 and it is still in great condition. It came with blue and white striped slipcovers and I replaced it with red corduroy about 5 years ago. It still looks great.

Enjoy!

Kristen Whitby said...

Gorgeous couch! And all of the other touches are so lovely too!

Deanne Langford said...

I have 2 and I just love them! I bought extra white slip covers so one can be on and one in the wash- so good.
Love the cushions!

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

Love love love!! It all looks fabulous. Totally love my Ektorp lounges. They are the best! Kate x

Mariaelena said...

Good morning...enjoy your new sofa...looks lovely and I LOVE the basket on the coffee table!
Mariaelena

Gail said...

I can see why you are so excited...it looks so pretty! Beautiful job accessorizing.

Rhonda said...

I love that sofa too - I'm pining for the sectional and hoping my hubby will let me finally get rid of our ten year old leather couchs one of these days!!

Visiting from sunday showcase... Rhonda @ home.made.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Rondell, I love your new sofa!!! You will love it, too. You can wash and even bleach that slipcover! I really like your throw pillows, too.

LOVE your family room!

xo,
RJ

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Looks great! I am so jealous that you have an IKEA so near....although maybe it's purely God's grace that mine is 4hrs away......it might not be a good thing for me! I agree...raise the long picture a bit!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Rondell, I love the sofa! The green pillows look great, too. Ready for Spring. As far as I know, the closest Ikea to us is in Chicago and there's no way to get the husband to go! They talked about putting one here in St. Louis but I think that fell through.

I have been eyeing that Nate Berkus basket at Target too!

Ana said...

Love your new sofa and slipcover Rondell. And I just love, love, love, the beautiful pop of green...one of my most fave colors. Everything looks beautiful.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Irma Baker @ The Ordinary Beautiful said...

Oh la la LOVE! The pillows and the coffee table are gorgeous too! I love our Ektorp sofa and washing the slipcovers is heaven with 3 kids:)Beautiful room Rondell!

Amy Kinser said...

Love your sofa and all of your other goodies from IKEA. Oh how I wish I lived close to one.

The apple green pillow is a perfect pop of color!

KATHY said...

I love your new sofa!! It looks sooo pretty, and i love your cupboard too.

Kathy

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I love your sofa! It looks so comfy and fresh! I just love Ikea! Your living room looks great by the way, love the way you decorate! I found you on Nifty Thrifty tuesdays! Would love if you could check out my blog:)I'm your newest follower..
Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

Bekah @ re·solve said...

IKEA is wonderful, but you are so right- it can get so crazy crowded!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Rondell, I love the sofa too..seems like that is a popular one too....I've seen a bunch of Bloggers get the same one..nice and springy pillows too

primlin56 said...

oh yes.....of course i love your sofa.....looking great with the green pillows too....i am getting so homesick to get back to my playspace....another month before i go home....you are doing great rondell....

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Its gorgeous! LOVE my Ektorp!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very nice, Rondell! I have the Ektorp chair {I had two but gave my daughter one for my granddaughter's room}. I just washed the slipcover recently, too, and it came out wonderfully {just leave it damp when you put it back on}.

Stacey said...

I'm jealous! The Ektorp has been on my wishlist but I just am not brave enough for the white. It is beautiful and you'll be able to change things up so easily.

Thank you very much for the sweet comments on my dining room. :)

Dawn said...

Love your new sofa, you can never go wrong with slipcovered pieces. Mine is white also and needs a washing right now, but that's the beauty in it. You can wash it when you need to. Perfect choice and thanks for sharing at he Cabin.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your sofa looks great! I love green white and black together. It's a great look. You're probably right about raising the long picture a tad. I like the big green hydrangeas- they're a perfect color to go with your new pillows!

Marium said...

The sofa looks wonderful and room is so cozy looking! Love it!

Kim said...

Hi Rondell! I have this sofa too and I just love it. It's so great to be able to throw the slips on the wash! Remember not to use bleach and wash on hot!
xoxo,
Kim

Meeha Meeha said...

Congratulations, the white Ektorp is perfect for your style! The room looks different now, doesn't it? Oh, you must be soooo happy...

LeeAnn said...

I have this sofa too. I love it! I also have the Nate basket. ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your room is pretty and the white slipcovered sofa looks great. We used the Ektorp slips on a heavily patterned custom sofa (they fit quite well.) I love white slips but just wish the teens and dog were gentler on them lol. I love love your stepback cupboard. What a great piece and nicely styled.

Angela Santaniello said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm pretty much almost sure we are getting the same one. It's great to see it in someone's house. :)

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Style Sisters said...

I have ektorp sofas and chairs with white slips on them and I love them so much! They always look so fresh and clean and wash up so well! Your family room looks adorable! Come link up to my party today http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html
Karin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your sofa is fabulous and your room is stunning. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your sofa looks fabulous! I love it with the green accent pillows too. That is funny about your husband not wanting to put the slipcovers on. Mine would be the same way!

I agree about Ikea on Saturdays. Oh my they are crowded! I like to go to ours on Sunday, as many people here won't shop on Sundays. Somehow it's still pretty crowded, but nowhere near the Saturday craziness.

Have a great day and enjoy the new furniture!

Pam

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Your couch is gorgeous!!! I love the bleachability of it….I've been thinking of doing the sectional.

Traci Creel said...

The sofa is lovely and I love the way you have styled the room. The green and black color scheme is a favorite of mine. I also noticed how well you have mixed the vintage items with the modern ones, like the coffee table and the wire basket underneath it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Traci

Maria Elena said...

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! your green pillows pop perfectly against it!

Tricia SimplicityInTheSouth said...

I am seriously in love with that couch! It looks so nice with all the touches of green.

MomHomeGuide.com said...

Looks great! I'd love to get that Ikea sofa, but my husband doesn't want to put it together. Is it difficult to assemble?