Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


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:

Ashley Whittaker's use of this softly colored ikat bolster is a personal favorite of mine.


The Peak of Chic said...

I've always loved that bolster in Whittaker's apt.

Ceci n'est pas une blogger. said...

That last room is so lovely! I love how she used small accents of color against the white background.

Brilliant Asylum said...

All beautiful examples. Ikat is slowly growing on me again after falling out of favor.

I am so mad that Set with Style is not available yet. That would make the perfect gift for one of my family members! Any other suggestions for good books on table settings? I am looking for one specifically regarding proper placement for all types of formal place sets. Thanks!

Style Court said...

millie, I'm on my way out the door but i have thoughts -- saw something at b.d. jeffries in fact...

Style Court said...


Had to share this as you had the whole Gosford Park thing going last week:

Dinner Is Served: An English Butler's Guide to the Art of the Table

cotedetexas said...

Love that last room! just perfect. great post, Courtney.

Style Court said...

thanks joni!