Thursday, May 3, 2012


Decor Pad
Ikat is an art medium created on fabric. The pattern intrigues me. 
{ikat n. : A craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.} 
A design I wasn't automatically drawn to in the beginning, ikat has grown on me as no two patterns are the same. Of course, most of the current designs aren't crafted the handmade way. 
It has transcended fabrics and made its way to things like painting techniques and wallpaper.
Design Sponge

Neiman Marcus

Elle Decor
I don't own any yet but I'm considering it.
Decor Pad
I bet you know which pattern is next.


Pine Tree Home said...

I think the purple hues are so fun and different.

podso said...

Wow, how interesting. That one picture takes me to the 80s. Visiting your blog is always informative!

BTW that porch is amazing!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Tammy, these patterns are awesome! Love the pink and green!! And that outdoor living area is gorgeous!

Laura@happyroost said...

I admit I am loving the ikat craze! so much so, that I really hope it sticks around a lot longer than just a craze. I have a chair I'm hoping to reupholster soon in a pretty cobalt blue and white ikat fabric.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My dear and precious friend Tammy I have been up early this morning fasting and praying for many on this National Day of Prayer.

I have prayed for you and yours and will continue to do so throughout the day.

Andrea said...

I haven't yet incorporated this pattern in my home, but I am loving these examples!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Very pretty designs. I never knew the name of it.


Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

LOVE ikat. adore that muted gray in first pic and the POP of purple in the last. ikat= cool and classic.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

So colorful. How could you not be happy in those rooms?

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yes, always informative! Can't wait to see what you find for your home next!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yes, always informative! Can't wait to see what you find for your home next!

Sarah said...

Enjoying your posts on all these design motifs. I've always like Ikat, but herringbone is truly a favorite. The sofa in my first apartment was herringbone. ;-)

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Lorrie said...

What a great collection of Ikat inspiration photos. My daughter has been in Turkey and purchased a LOT of Ikat there. It's being shipped home and I know there are some pieces for me in it. These photos give me some ideas of what to do with it. So beautiful.

Marla and Steve said...

When Ikat first came into the home fashion world I really disliked it. Now I feel very different. In small doses, like chairs, I think it's a beautiful fabric.

Cindy said...

Have you already done your beloved hounds-tooth?
I like the Ikat pattern, I see more and more of it in clothing and decor, I like it better each time I see it.
I'm still at our Ladies Conference, I am finished with the part that I have had to do, now I can just enjoy God's presence.
Love and Hugs, Cindy

Jessie said...

Like you, I wasn't a fan of the ikat pattern pattern when I first saw it. Now, I am a fan especially the pattern of the chairs in the last image!

Have a lovely weekend!


thistlewoodfarm said...

I love IKAT fabric. My favorite picture is the first one with that beautiful porch! Thanks for the inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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