Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To Ikat or Not????

When did you first hear of Ikat fabric? 


Anthony Todd, Interior designer

Was it in design school, or maybe from a blogger or did you read about it in a magazine?  It's been a fairly good trend for a few years now.


JK Capri, Interior designer

I was slow coming to the table....
Just was a little concerned that it looked a little global for my clients.


Amanda Nesbitt, Interior designer

But, I'm not always a slow learner.  I recognize when I need to get on board.
I am there.  I'm actually thinking of using one of these from Duralee myself.



I like this one too.  Anyone know who makes this?

Kristen Hutchins, Interior designer

But what do you think?  Yea? or Nay? to Ikat?


Lee Jofa

23 comments:

  1. The blue fabric on the pillows looks like a Laura Ashley Ikat pattern called Tillbury.

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  2. Love Ikat, I think it is timeless!! Go for it, I think it will look great in the room you are thinking about,Kathysue

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  3. Unfortunately, I have never warmed up to the trend. Global is a way to put it. I find it just a bit too ethnic for me ( I don't like Navajo art either or African masks, unless you have a true real life connection). The examples you have showed here were all lovely, but I almost think one can achieve a similar effect without having to use ikats. Trust me, mine will be the only nay vote. :)

    I guess I AM a slow learner. :D Even my 70+ yr old mother in law has fallen in love with the fabric.

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  4. I've worked with a lot of it and I like it ! My next post is "I" is for Ikat, maybe I'll just put a link to your post... ;)

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  5. Those purple Ikat wing backs are TO DIE FOR!!!

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  6. I am pretty sure the fabric you are interested in is called Tilbury Lapis, available thru Calico Corners. Can you tell that I am a HUGE fan of this trend? :)

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  7. Hey, Sally, I like Ikat a lot, but think it might need to be used sparingly. I'm not sure I'd do a whole chair in it, but pillows or accent pieces would be great. I do like how graphic they are.

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  8. Rhonda @ Interior Design DetailsJuly 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    I'm with Rhoda on this one. Ikat looks more impressive and beautiful used "sparingly," as an accent. When done so, Ikat looks like a work of art. Too much of it and it will date the room fast.

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  9. I am also a fan of this fab fabric! All the patterns I find appealing. What determines if I like it or not usually just comes down to the colors used in it. It's no doubt a hard sell to most, but it deserves a try and I always do :)

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  10. I love the Ikat. I have one pillow on my sofa in a pale blue and ivory.

    Kravet has some of it in their books.

    cheers
    Susan

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  11. Yes to ikat! I love it, and I think if you don't have too much of it, it isn't overwhelming, it's a nice accent! And I first heard of it, like everything else, from blogland! XO!

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  12. Some of those are beautiful, others not. I learned what IKAT was through blogging - no idea before that!
    x
    Maria

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  13. Sally, I love ikat, but only if it's a single color plus white. Don't at all like the multi-colored patterns. And I like a bigger pattern, like on those fab wing chairs! Have a great weekend Sally -and thanks for quietly fanning my FB page. I appreciate you so much!

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  14. love the Ikat prints, but I think they are like brights - a little goes a long way.. and I'm with Kim, single colors plus white have a certain elegance.

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  15. I do like Ikat even if it is a bit too much viewed lately, but as an accent I would still use it, maybe in a new combination of colors like the lilac in your post.

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  16. I think a little ikat is a good thing. A pillow or a single chair. Just don't over-do!

    xo
    Brooke

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  17. I love Ikat too, but agree with Brooke statement that it's best not to go overboard with it.

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  18. Does anyone have a clue where I can find the lilac JK Capri chairs ikat fabric? I am searching for just that color for my dining room chairs and can't find it anywhere!
    Thanks!
    Bari

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  19. Bari, if you send me your email address, I'll see if I can find it for you.

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  20. Searching for the JK lilac ikat fabric. I found it at Dedar color 008 @ $300-$450 a yard. If the fabric on the wing chairs is different/ less expensive, could you please post it? I have been searching for months and it is either too expensive or sold out.

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