Warm goldenrod is an unexpected ikat hue. Here it is mixed with a Moroccan style side table and glasses as well as an iconic David Hicks fabric.
The blue and white throw takes an ikat pattern and shrinks it, which shows off the repeated pattern.
Instead of celebrating the repeat, the essence of this ikat pattern is put front and center.
Did you have to squint a bit before spying the ikat in this room? The neutral shades keep the ikat-covered storage ottoman from standing out too much.
I'll admit, at first glance, all I really want to know about in this photo is that awesome leather pig, but after another look I want to know where to score that sunny yellow and white ikat pillow.
Guatemala is known for its particularly blurry ikat prints. This unique sofa is a bit of ikat blurriness-meets-giraffe print.
When using ikat on a bedscape, you really only need to use it in small doses to make a big impact, as the shams do here.
When I interviewed designer Cristi Holcombe a few weeks ago, she let me in on one of her secrets: pick just one large-scale print and add smaller prints with it. Here, the goldenrod ikat is the star, with small-scale Greek key taking on a supporting roll.
Ikat has a sister and arch rival named Suzani. Suzani's popularity rose around the same time as Ikat's, mostly in pink and orange dominant weavings. Here Ikat ups the ante in the rivalry by stealing Suz's signature color palette and making it her own. Yes, I realize I'm too old to watch Gossip Girl, and it's starting to affect my work.
This colorful version of ikat on the throw pillows shows off its endless print and pattern possibilities.