Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trend Tuesday: Ikat

Is there anything hotter than Ikat at this moment? It is everywhere, from home fashions to human fashions, Ikat is hot, hot, hot! I for one am a huge fan, it touches that bohemian in me. It screams Summer when it is worn, but it pleasantly transcends any season when used in the home.

Ikat is a universal method of weaving using resist dyeing, which is similar to tie-dyeing. Love Ikat, tie-dye not so much, unless of course it is from Proenza Schouler, then I can do tie-dye.

There is something for everyone. Ikat of course is not to be "overdone", but presented in small doses: a rug, pillow, ottoman, window treatment, chair, sofa, etc. one at a time please. Same rules apply for fashion: a handbag, swimsuit (www.atropicalaffair.com has a beautiful one piece) tunic, dress, etc. To me, Ikat conjures up exotic locales, if only in my imagination.

Ikat dress from www.Gap.com. Ikat Pillows from www.grandinroad.com. Hanover Slipcovered Sectional from www.companyc.com.

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