It’s not unusual to detect design bloggers having a bit of an eye-roll about Ikea. Europeans and Statesiders seem to find the ubiquitous accessibility of the Scandinavian megastore a little ho-hum at times.

But next time you disdain the flatpack, do spare us a thought down here at the tip of Africa – we don’t have a single Ikea store on our entire continent!

So, while you can, any time you like, just hop off and pick up fabric like this …and make it up into gorgeous things like this

We have to just look on enviously. Sniff.

Thanks to Design*Sponge for the link to Elizabeth Dunker’s beautiful apartment, and to Zee Homebug for the skinny on the Pernilla fabric.