Just a Little More Ikat
I love these images of Carolina Irving's textile-laden dining table, especially the red-and-white ikat.
Above, an ikat tablecloth on the cover of Caroline Clifton-Mogg's upcoming, Set with Style: Perfect Tables from the Dining Room to the Kitchen.
Bazaar has placed ikat on its "in" list. So we all know that pretty much guarantees next month someone will deem the fabric "out." But I think it's important to remember that sophisticates such as Oscar de la Renta and Robert Kime have for years used the pattern in interiors.
To learn more about this vibrant textile, don't forget the recently opened exhibition, Central Asian Ikats from the Rau Collection, at the V & A.
Popular consensus seems to be that eBay is actually a good source for budget-friendly ikat remnants. If you are in the trade, fashion designer Mert Beraze sent over a sample of ikat pillows he currently offers wholesale. (Just thought I'd share in case someone wants to investigate further.) Contact: email@example.com.
Ashley Whittaker's use of this softly colored ikat bolster is a personal favorite of mine.