I am looking for a white armchair for my son’s bedroom that I’m redecorating. I love the Gost armchair (top image) designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni. It has been on my wish list for a long time. But this chair comes with a price tag (around 2000 EUR). An alternative is the chair featured in the image below, which is the Ektorp chair from IKEA (199 EUR). Not as beautiful but a hell of a lot cheaper..


(image source: 1. Romain Ricard, 2. Frufly)


  1. Hi Danielle! I do have the ghost sofa in my shop, it starts at +-€1067 for the ghost01 – i know, still more expensive than the ikea one, but if you ask me, more than worth it! love, Elke

  2. The chair is for your child’s room and you want it WHITE… go with IKEA as it will get dirty all the time 🙂

  3. In our experience we’ve always ended up throwing away or selling for next to nothing our IKEA things. The amazing pieces we’ve saved up for are going to last a lifetime.

    Slipcovers all the way!!

  4. Ektorp + loose 100% linen slipcover from Bemz will run you about 458 Euros.

  5. I’ve had an Ektorp chair for many years. comfortable, quite good looking, washable slipcovers. I’m absolutely satisfied with it!

  6. I was struggling with the same problem for my living room, ended up buying the Ektorp since I have three kids 3-5 years !! I like it, confortable, washable.. I may end up buying a BEMZ cover for it, but I’ll wait a bit, as it is now I should wash the covers every week in order to keep it white.. 😉

  7. I got the Oasis Sofa from Crate & Barrel. They have a armchair very similar to the Ghost chair. So comfy and slipcovers are great! Check it out…LOVE your blog!!!

  8. crate and barrel sells an almost identical chair to the ghost chair it is called the oasis.
    I too long lusted for the paola navone version.

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