Monday, January 28, 2013

10 Timeless Patterns - No. 1

When I was taking materials and finishes, one of the big projects we were required to do was a materials and finishes book. There were 100+ fabrics that we defined and explained. We listed proper applications for each piece and where it would most appropriately look. There are ten patterns/textures that I believe will never go out of style.
Number 1 | Eye-catching Ikat
Pronounced: e-cot
Definition: Fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.
Appropriate interior use: wallcovering, upholstery, or rug

Pick up any Interior Design magazine and you'll find this print in almost every one. Definitely a favorite of mine, these vibrant colors add an extra flare to any space, whether as a decorative pillow or an elaborate wallcovering. This pattern dates back to the 7th-century and is still around today. I don't picture Ikat going away for a long, long time.
Stay tuned for Damask!


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