Ikat Patterns are everywhere from fashion to fabrics, area rugs, window treatments and even dishes!
“The Duchess of Cambridge looked as polished as ever in a Diane von Furstenberg ikat printed wrap dress, which she paired with her trusty navy Stuart Weitzman wedges.”
This photo was taken in 2014, and as I always say “interior home fashion follows runway fashion”. A year later and Ikat patterns are in most home stores from small boutiques to the big box stores.
As a side note, I love this dress and as the article mentioned it sold out in minutes. I did call to see if it’s still available but sadly its not.
Our Trend watch for July …
I am a big fan of Ikat patterns …
Ikat’s are easily incorporated into most any scheme, especially with all the neutral linen fabrics being sold in everything from upholstered headboards to sofa’s and chairs.
Ikat is a fabric that tends to work well for both men and women. Sometimes it’s hard to marry a masculine + feminine design aesthetic but Ikat patterns seem to bridge the gap.
Ikat Patterns “influenced by traditional textiles” have even made their way onto your table.
These Pad Printed bowls from West Elm are so perfect! Add to your everyday dishes or use for entertaining.
Ikat is not just a pattern, but a pretty complicated resist dyeing process of the warp and weft yarns to achieve a mirror like image creating the Ikat pattern. Ikat patterns differ depending upon where they are crafted; some are geometric, blurred lines, floral, some have fringe or have added a border.
According to dictionary.com:
weft is the yarn woven across the width of the fabric –warp is the yarn through the lengthwise
Have a wonderful weekend and as always, thanks for sharing your week with me ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home