Ikat (pronounced “ee-cot”): a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving; (now it’s often used to describe the resulting pattern, even if the traditional dying method isn’t used)
Ikat is a trends with staying power. At least, I like to think it is, since it’s a trend I actually like. If you’re not familiar with this word, you’re likely quite familiar with the kinds of patterns the technique produces. I love that it looks fancy in a cool/global way but not overly designed. What do you think?
Asking: $125 [No longer available]
Condition: “Perfect condition”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Arlington (Courthouse), VA
Thoughts: Ombre and ikat–can you handle than much trendiness? Personally, I’d love this in a modern nursery.
Condition: “The cushions are all down filled and extremely comfortable.”
Dimensions: It measures 54′ wide x 39″ high at top of arch x 33″ deep. The seat depth is a roomy 22.5″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Most people are afraid of patterned sofas/loveseats, but if the rest of your furniture was fairly neutral, this could be a great statement piece. And while the price might seem high for a (CL) loveseat, keep in mind that its a designer piece that’s beautifully upholstered. Look how perfectly the pattern on the front of the seat cushions lines up with the skirt–that’s the kind of detail that sets apart a mediocre piece from a really nice one.
Two pairs of Ikat drapes:
Asking: $495 (includes 4 panels, 2 curtain rods and the rings to hang them)
Condition: “Custom-made, lined and pinch-pleated”
Dimensions: 84″ L
Location: Arlington (Clarendon), VA
Thoughts: I usually make my own curtains, but since I can’t sew, I’m limited to what can be created with an iron and hem tape… Needless to say, mine aren’t fancy enough to be lined or pinch-pleated, so these look impressive to me. Gorgeous drapes can make a space feel so much more luxurious (see here, here, here or here for examples), so these might be worth a splurge if you’re into the muted palette and the ikat-look.
Ikat shell chair:
Condition: “Brand new. Teal color is darker that photo shows.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: This would be a great statement piece for a home office. If nothing else, it would make you feel a little better when you’re paying your bills.