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.
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!
Customizable Ikat Ked Sneaker – $72.65 per pair
And here are how some of my favorite designers have incorporated Ikat into their designs….
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