Gotta Have It… A Look For Less
Ahhh, Scandinavian style.
Nothing makes me feel more giddy than light wood, fur, and killer design.
So when I saw this little beauty over at West Elm, I couldn’t help but pause…and then fall in love.
Well, maybe, more like fell in lust.
Like, the i-need-to-have-this-RIGHT-NOW kind of feeling (…don’t pretend you have no idea what I’m talking about).
How awesome is this fur and leather sling chair? EXTREMELY. AWESOME.
The problem is that I absolutely refuse to invest $900 on a chair when I know Hurricane Ellis lurks around every corner. (It’s hurricane season in the Carson home for, like, the next 3 years of my life….)
And now, my beloved chair is actually no longer available in this incarnation. It’s only available minus the fur. (Bummer. But it makes me feel a teensy bit good that no one else can enjoy it either.),
So now my need to recreate the look has become even more of a quest.
I tapped into the first low cost, resource of Scandinavian design that popped into my head – IKEA, of course.
And I wasn’t disappointed.
Here’s what I came up with…
The Ikea Trendig 2013 Armchair (which also comes in white and red – which could be really fun)
The Rens Sheepskin rug, which, being a little bit larger, might be well suited to cover the entire seat. (There is also the smaller Tejn Faux Sheepskin which could work, too. It’s only $10)
I know it’s not an exact match (…just waiting for the Trendig to come in a bleached wood), but I really like the idea. And for just over $100, I feel like it’s a no brainer. I’m trying to see if I can fit it as an accent chair in my bedroom… We’ll see how R feels about that.
What do you think about this look?