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KRIS Likes… Ikat

i·kat (ēˈkät) - noun - A craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.

For those of you how know me well (or have simply stepped inside my apartment or taken a peak at my wardrobe) it will come as no surprise to you that I like Ikat.  Correction: I have a mild obsession with it.  In an attempt to not seem too trendy, as Ikat has been a major fad for a while now, I have tried to contain my obsession but I’ve finally cracked!  I feared that this post would take me a month to write, such is my devotion, but for your sakes I have tried to edit it down as best I can.  And I assure you another Ikat post is certainly in my future.

Envelope Ikat Clutch by Roberta Freymann.  LOVE the leather piping, gold details and classic envelope shape.

Charlotte Moss Ankara Bangle – part of her new Wanderlust collection.

Oscar De La Renta Ikat Embroidered Ballerina Flat

Fiamma Multicolor Bowl by Ginori at Michael C Fina

Green & Saffron Ikat Paper Cocktail Napkins – only $6.95 for twenty and so VERY pretty!

Safron Ikat Paper Dinner Plates – check out the whole collection you won’t regret it!

Loomed Bowl from Anthropologie

Customizable Ikat Ked Sneaker – $72.65 per pair

Iomoi Custom Calling Card in The Pink & Green Point Pattern

Ikat Note Cards

Vintage Uzbek Silk Ikat Throw

Rectangular Ikat Lampshade

Kirbet Cushion by Missoni Home

Ikat Pillows from Andrianna Shamaris

Cambodian Silk Ikat Placemats from ABC HomeAntique Gilt Chair 19th Century reupholstered in vintage Ikat and burlap from Jayson Home & Garden

100% Tibetan Wool Rug with 100 Knots from Weiss House

And here are how some of my favorite designers have incorporated Ikat into their designs….

Miles Redd

Another Miles Redd room that makes my heart skip a beat with it’s ikat chairs…

Jonathan Berger House Beautiful July 2009.  Ikat chairs are in the background.

Madeline Weinrib’s Bedroom.  It should be noted that when it comes making Ikat fabrics no one today does it quite as well as Madeline Weinrib, which is why she deserves her very own post! I promise to deliver that one to you shortly!

Madeline Weinrib’s Living Room

Phillip Gorrivan. Wallpaper in the bathroom is one of my all time favorite Clarence House prints.

Phillip Gorrivan. This study is getting pretty close to the amount of Ikat prints I have in my small little apartment! Lisa Fine Elle Decor November 2008

Kelly Wearstler from her book Hue.  Chair is covered in fabric she designed for Lee Jofa

Kelly Wearstler Outside her Dohney Estate

Tony Duquette

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dear Kirsten, just came across this post… You might like my work for a more modern approach to Ikat… Love this post for obvious reasons!
    Kind Regards
    Ptolemy Mann
    http://www.significantcolour.wordpress.com
    http://www.ptolemymann.com

    December 8, 2011
  2. Loved everything in that post! Ikat, colors and rooms!

    November 23, 2010
  3. Dear Kristen,
    I love your blog which I just recently discovered. Beautiful photos and such high-end, luxurious taste. Working for a 100 year old furniture company, we try to stay current as we grow and evolve our Grand Rapids story and American craftsmanship.

    Thank you for your inspiring blog.

    Amy

    November 8, 2010
    • Thanks Amy! I am a HUGE fan of Kindel Furniture! So happy to hear the feeling is mutual!

      November 8, 2010

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