In a kitchen with simple style and a mostly white color palette, a splash of pattern can add personality. "Help frame a beautiful view with a valance mounted above the window. This ikat-patterned fabric, Bansuri in Slate, has a rich neutral that adds interest to the solid white cabinets," says the manufacturer.
The bedroom vestibule by Mark D. Sikes has a tented ceiling using blue-and-white striped and ikat fabric from his collection with Schumacher during the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. The room also includes a carved table and fabric ottoman, matching lamps and vases and artwork.
An open living area is made cozier with the addition of a neutral rug and cozy white daybed with views of New York City's Lower East Side. Moroccan elements such as the Ikat fabric pillows and traditional pouf add a pop of color visual interest to the otherwise neutral space.
A new rug took up $110 of the $500 budget. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts found this fleece rug with a geometric pattern on sale and saved more with a 10 percent off coupon. She bought two ikat window panels and got one for 40 percent off. Those savings allowed her to buy discounted fabric for custom pillows and the elephant end table, which cost $40 at a thrift shop. The fiddle-leaf fig adds natural beauty to a corner with no need for wall art.
This traditional family room is designed for a young family. Ikat, paisley, faux leather and faux animal print fabrics are combined to bring excitement to the room while also making it kid-friendly with stain-resistant fabrics.
A sitting area gets eclectic with imaginative pairings of fabrics, furnishings and accessories from around the world. The playful layering of colors and finishes makes for a comfortable, dynamic space.
An Hermes pillow in an orange-and-white checkerboard pattern provides eye-catching contrast against the neutral bedding of the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. The classic blue-and-white pattern in the fabric wallpaper is Pierre Frey's 18th-century ikat Toile de Nantes print.
“It seems counterintuitive, but color and pattern chaos in my office motivates me,” says Sonal, who designs textiles. That explains the eclectic combination of woven baskets on the wall and layered rugs on the floor. The desk, with pyramid legs and a sleek glass top, has big-time presence. Adding to the glam mishmash: orange poufs from Surya, a blue-and-white ikat chair from Anthropologie, and curtains made with indigo-dyed fabric by Lewis & Sheron Textiles.
This family room features a diverse mix of fabrics, patterns and materials to create a globally-inspired, eclectic space. The deep midnight blue accent color on the ikat drapery is carried over to the hand-painted wooden plaques above the fireplace. The whole look is grounded with a large oriental rug and a classic-lined sofa. Accent furniture, including a unique hammered bronze metal coffee table, modern orange chair and classic wing-back chair complete the look.
For Kerrick, this home is filled with memories. As a child, when it was a second home for him, and this entryway would be the first thing he’d see coming into the house and the last thing he’d encounter as he left. Now, with TaLaya’s help, the couple has brought new life to the small space. Light gray paint gives the entry an airy and relaxing feel, while a floating credenza adds storage as well as style. The entryway also serves as the starting point for the home’s love affair with African fabrics and patterns, a story told several times throughout the house. The drapes and rug are both designed in the Malian bogolanfini or mud cloth tradition, while the planter displays an ikat pattern similar to those seen in Indonesia or along the Ivory Coast.