Friday, November 19, 2010

The Ikat Deluge!

Remember my weekend in Boston? A trip down Newbury street, Boston's 5th avenue, Ikat assailed me from every display window. Every boutique had Ikat winking at me on a dress, on a cushion, on plates. I come back home and hit the treadmill and opened Elle Decor to be overwhelmed by ads for Ikat rugs and curtains.
 Clockwise from top left: Brunschwig & Fils- silk & cotton fabrics, Gucci butterfly print silk dress, Silk lampshades by Sloane, Urban Outfitters Indigo Chair, Madeline Weinrib cushion covers, Distant Boutique's Vintage Uzbek teapot, Anthropolgie bowls and Gail DeLoach capiz-shell bowl.
{Photo credit for 2010 Elle Decor pictures go to Geoffrey Sokol}

I even saw Ikat cushion covers at Target a few months ago. You know what they say about trends, its no longer haute couture if you see it in your chain stores. Well, take a walk down Manhattan's 5th avenue and Juicy Couture, Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg et al have all gone Ikat.



Clockwise from top left: Madeline Weinrib velvet cushion covers, ABC Carpet Silk Ethos Rug, Ceylon et Cie Louis XV Style Silk-cotton Armchair, Charlotte Moss Rug for Stark Carpets, Diane Von Furstenberg's famous jersey wrap dress in Ikat, Madeline Weinrib's Silk Ikat clutches and Diane Von Furstenberg's Ikat Kindle cover for Amazon.

Elle Decor wrote an article in '2008' on the Ikat trend alert! Some images from the article below. Though not a fan of wallpapers, I loved the Ilkat wallpaper.

{Photos credit to Elle Decor 2008}

Though I love Ikat to death, it has been a serious Ikat overkill don't you think?

11 comments:

GB said...

Heh heh. Overkill yes. But I betcha it'll still make my head turn! :)

Sans! said...

My design philosophy: overdose till you are sick of it :):). I am incapable of being sick of ikats though:)

Sharon said...

love those ikat plates in the last pic...trendy or not, ikat will never lose its appeal..:) its like block print and denim..common yes, but never out of style!

Patricia Torres said...

Nice... I like a little bit of overdose for sure.. :-)

Kamini said...

I love Ikat too...but too much can be tiring, like anything I suppose!

sinfullyspicy said...

I m a big fan of Ikat.that chair looks cool.

Anpu said...

Love Ikat, the pieces displayed are sinfully gorgeous...

My Pink Door said...

I like to see Ikat appreciated even if there is a bit of overkill. That probably won't last, it's the latest fad. It's fun to see it used in new ways - love the teapot and wallpaper (and the cushions and chairs and pillows and lampshades, dresses, plates and bedspreads)!

Sound Horn Please said...

I guess the conclusion is unanimous- You can never have too much of Ikat :) Here is another wonderful Etsy shop I found to buy affordable Ikat cushions, http://www.etsy.com/shop/ginette1223.

Leigha said...

Swoon! Swoon for everything.

Leigha

Archana Chari said...

The clutch is so chic. Who would have thought Orissa art would travel so far? At least, I was ignorant! Ikat reminds me of my mom's sarees.