Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ikat Design

I'm surprised to see how the Ikat design is making a big impact on modern Interiors today as it's not a design I thought would be easy to live with.  Traditional Ikat is dark red in colour but the new trends have turned this traditional design into a modern contemporary look in a range of colours. As you can see from the images below, Ikat can be used to accent the contemporary or classic home. 

  Ikat is a traditional Malay/Indonesian design. I bought a very old piece of woven Ikat when I lived in Borneo to use in a painting of a still life, along with an Iban basket and Mangoes. 

Watercolour - Still Life - In a private collection in Australia

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or on my easel at the moment please click "here"

Images 1-7 via Pinterest

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  1. Beautiful painting Lee, you are so talented. I love the 3rd pic down with the two dogs. xxx

    1. Thanks Vic for your lovely comment about my painting :). I love the table in the third pic...dogs too :)


  2. I love this post, Ikat is one of my favorites, simple adds a punch of color and style to differet interiors. Your watercolor is magnificent, I love it!

  3. Gorgeous spaces! Those patterns are just fantastic! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

  4. What a lovely blog! And your pup is adorable, Lee. When I was growing up I had a schnoodle named Caesar. :)

  5. My daughter recently made a pillow cover from yellow fabric like the one you posted here, and it brightened and updated her whole room. It's a contemporary take on a timeless print. Beautiful.

  6. Its so unusual this pattern isn't it, I like it in bright colours it plays up the different shapes well :)


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