IKAT is where it’s at!

IKAT Fashion

Somewhere on the corner of Oscar de la Renta and Woodstock, a bold new trend emerged in 2005. This trend is one with extraordinary use of color and pattern. Can you imagine a “tie-dye” for the wealthy? Believe it or not, it does exist and it has a name far more fabulous than the hippy version.

 IKAT Fabrics on a rack

This sophisticated bohemian-like trend is called: “Ikat” (ee-kat) and was created centuries ago. Ikat is an Indonesian word that means “to tie”. It was often reserved only for the rich and noble, mostly because it took so much time to create. However, as all great trends, it burst back onto the uber-chic interiors scene a few years ago.  It was first seen from high-end ateliers like Madeline Weinrib and then it quickly caught on in the fashion industry. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Matthew Williamson embraced the print style and began to use it on bags, scarves, shoes and dresses. Its signature use of bold colors and mirrored, repeating geometric patterns make it a refreshing option for contemporary interiors.

Furniture Collage Photo

Are you brave enough to bring it into your home?

Author:

Channan Warrell

Interior Designer

Allied Member ASID

Featured Product:

Cadence Premier Stationary Sofa by La-Z-Boy® Furniture

Carlisle High Leg Recliner by La-Z-Boy® Furniture

Arden Stationary Occasional Chair by La-Z-Boy® Furniture

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10 thoughts on “IKAT is where it’s at!

  1. I can totally relate! I am a hippy chick at heart and am always looking for some type of design that touches me. Doing up my own home now and looking for this “IKAT” design in the “spa/sea” colors that I love! Kind of a peaceful meets pizazz kind of statement!

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