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?

Ikat stool:
ikat ottoman
Asking: $270
Condition: “In perfect condition”
Dimensions: 27″ W; 22″ D; 19″ H
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: Waaaaay to expensive for CL, but it’s pretty, isn’t it?

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Ikat rug:
pink ombre ikat rug
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.

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Ikat loveseat:
ikat loveseat
Asking: $490
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.

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Two pairs of Ikat drapes:
Padna 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.

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Ikat shell chair:
ikat shell chair
Asking: $175
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.

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Set of 4 Virtue of California chairs:
virtue of california chairs
Asking: $300 OBO
Condition: “Gold patina with a bit of wear due to the years… otherwise the chairs are in excellent condition.”
Dimensions: Height of seat–18″; height of arms–24″; height of back–32″
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts:
  I’m assuming the seats are vinyl, not leather, which might look cheap/unsexy in person, but if it looks like leather (or is leather), these would be so hot. And even if it’s not, I’d totally consider reupholstering them.

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This one’s wonderfully weird, I think!

Astrological signs bar cart:
Astrological signs bar cart
astrological signs bar card detail
Asking: $160
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 32″ W x 27″ H x 24″ D
Location: Great Falls, VA
Thoughts: Wouldn’t you love to know the backstory of this piece (“Made in Italy” btw)? Who was its first owner? Were they just really into astrology? Were they charmed by the “brilliant colors” and “artful nudity”? What kind of crazy parties were stocked with liquor from its caddies? If only bar carts could talk…

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John Robshaw duvet cover from Anthro:
John Robshaw queen duvet cover
John Robshaw duvet detail
Asking: $80 (includes the two Euro shams)
Condition: “In great condition… I did snag the bottom button enclosure and blue detail thread near the middle, but you can’t see it when it’s on the bed.”
Dimensions: Queen
Location: SE DC
Thoughts: It was originally $400 at Anthropologie, so $80 is totally fair. The colors/design aren’t too feminine or too masculine, so I think it would be a good option for a couple.

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Rams head coffee table:
rams head coffee table
Asking: $250 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described, except to say that the finish is spray paint (i.e. possibly cheap looking) and the glass is heavy (i.e. not cheap).
Dimensions: 4’6″ L x 25″ D x 17″ H
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: Cool piece… I like her idea of stripping the spray paint though. And while she makes a pretty good argument for the price, I’d still probably offer no more than $200.

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Yellow chevron pillows:
yellow chevron pillows
Asking: $20 for 2  [No longer available]
Condition: “In excellent condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: To be honest, I’m a little tired of the chevron trend, but people keep telling me that they love it and I’m here to please. Plus, these ones are so cheerful (and pretty cheap!), so I thought I’d share.

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Reclaimed wood and iron coffee table:
reclaimed wood and iron coffee table
Asking: $100
Condition: A few scratches/marks in one corner
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Eastern Market, DC
Thoughts: It’s a little sketchy because they ordered this coffee table, and the company sent a second because it had a few marks, but never collected the original. I’d feel a little bad capitalizing on their mistake, but if that kind of thing doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, this is an awesome little table for a great price.

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Peacock chair and matching side table:
peacock chair and matching side table
Asking: $125
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Chair is 56″ H; table is 21″ H, 18″ in diameter
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: These gems from the ’70s seem to be everywhere on the internet (seriously, there are entire Pinterest boards devoted to them!), probably because of their funky, sculptural design. I’ve never sat in one, so I can’t speak to their comfort, but they’d be very fun addition to a sunroom, porch or even a bedroom. And if nothing else, they’re the thing for a bohemian-inspired photo shoot.

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Beer can coffee table:
beer can coffee table
Asking: $150 Reduced to $125 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 41″ W x 31″ D x 18″ H
Location: Fairfax City, VA
Thoughts: Would I ever allow this into my home? Probably Absolutely not. But I can’t deny that it’s got some kitchy vintage charm.

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Lobster pot coffee table:
lobster pot coffee table
Asking: $100 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 14.75″ H x 34.75″ W x 21″ D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: While I’m generally not into themes, “nautical” is the one that can still win me over (must be because I was a New England baby). This guy could be very cool in the right nautical/coastal space.

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Lighted/mirrored coffee table:
lighted mirrored coffee table on
lighted mirrored coffee table off
Asking: Part of a larger, $390 set that include the coffee table, a side table and a mirror [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 41” W x 22″D x 17″ H
Location: Manassas, VA
Thoughts: If the cheesy oak was painted, these might look cool… maybe? Probably not, but I’m intrigued by them nonetheless. (OK, in all honesty, the only piece I’d actually consider from the set is the funky town mirror, so I might as well show that…)

lighted smoke glass mirror
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Sorry I disappeared again.  I was deeply saddened by the shooting at the Navy Yard, where I work, and I lost interest in Craigslist for a while. Then I was distracted by late nights working on an exciting project, which I hope to reveal in the near future.  Between those very bad and very good things, these past two weeks have flown by with nary a look at the List of Craig. But now I finally have the time and the brain space to do some sleuthing…

Drexel dresser:
drexel dresser
Asking: $65
Condition: ”In very good condition”
Dimensions: 36″ W x 18″ D x 47″ H
Location: Herndon, VA
Thoughts: The ivory color reads a little sad/dirty in these photos, but the hardware, the lines and the price (super low for a Drexel piece, even on CL) make this one worth a bit of elbow grease.

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Arrow side table:
arrow side table
Asking: $200 [No longer available]
Condition: It’s vintage, but it looks like it’s in perfect condition from the pics.
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Ashburn, VA
Thoughts: It’s a little high for side tables by CL standards, but the design is unique and arrows are trending. (And they’re a trend I actually like!)

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Pair of plaid chairs with/without sofa:
pair of plaid chairs
neutral sofa
Asking: $350 for the pair of chairs or $550 for the chairs and the sofa [No longer available]
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: Chairs are 29″ W x 31″ D x 30″ H; sofa is 85″ W x 32″ D x 26″ H
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: I like the style and size of the chairs, and although I’m not super excited about the upholstery, it’s certainly not offensive and could be a good option for injecting some masculinity into a space. The sofa is also completely unoffensive, but please don’t style it with the pillows from the chair if you get all three. ;)

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Hollywood Regency china cabinet:
hollywood regency china cabinet
Asking: $650 OBO [No longer available]
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: 82″ H x 60″ W x 20″ D
Location: McLean, VA
Thoughts: Another big ticket item for CL, but it’s a substantial piece and it’s beau-ti-ful.

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Rugs seem to consistently get the most click-throughs here on DCCL, so I’m taking that as a sign that y’all want more rugs. Here’s a whole bunch, in pretty much every style imaginable…

Graphic blue and cream indoor/outdoor rug:
graphic blue and cream rug
Asking: $150
Condition: “Brand new (still in packaging)”
Dimensions: 7’10″ by 10’10″
Location: McLean, VA
Thoughts: Fun, graphic pattern in some of my favorite colors.

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Flat-weave gray and ivory rug:
flat weave gray and ivory rug
Asking: $275 [No longer available]
Condition: “Only a few months old-GREAT condition”
Dimensions: 5′ by 8′
Location: Herndon, VA
Thoughts: Love the look of this one, but I think the price should come down at least $75.

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Black and white runner:
black and write rug runner
Asking: $50 $75 (not sure if I messed that up originally, or if they raised their asking price…) [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 2.5′ by 9′
Location: Alexandria, VA (or NW DC)
Thoughts: I love color, but I’m often drawn to rooms that are based on a black and white palette.  This would be great in a hallway with a gallery wall of black and white photos and paintings.

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Blue and green woven rug:
blue and green woven rug
Asking: $95 Reduced to $85 [No longer available]
Condition: Clean
Dimensions: 6’10″ by 9’7″
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: Such pretty, soft, peaceful colors.

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Lime and blue medallion indoor/outdoor rug:
lime and blue medallion indoor outdoor
Asking: $95 Raised (?? What’s going on with this price raising??) to $125 [No longer available]
Condition: “Near-new condition”
Dimensions: 7’10″ by 10’10″
Location: Chevy Chase, DC
Thoughts: I love this for a tween/teen bedroom (which, coincidentally, is where I’ve been thinking of using it…).

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Sisal rug with black border:
sisal rug with black border
Asking: $100 Reduced to $95 Raised back to $100 [No longer available]
Condition: “Nearly new”
Dimensions: 7′ by 10′
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: Can’t really go wrong with this one.

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Pottery Barn “Floral Bouquet” runner:
pottery barn floral bouquet rug runner
Asking: $200 including rug pad (they also have an 8′ by 10′ version available in same pattern for $450)
Condition: Not described (but it looks like there’s a tiny bit of damage to one of the corners)
Dimensions: 2.5′ by 9′
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: These muted colors are really pretty.

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Indian kilim:
oriental kilim rug
Asking: $125 Reduced to $115 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Approximately 8′ by 10′
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: The colors in the photo look distorted to me, but I still think this could be a great find/price.

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Black and white rug:
black and white rug
Asking: $125 Raised (?) to $250 [No longer available]
Condition: “Excellent condition but it does need to be cleaned”
Dimensions: 8′ by 10.5′
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Thoughts: An interesting spin on the zebra trend.

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Yellow and gray chevron runner:
yellow and gray chevron runner rug from Dwell Studio
Asking: $160
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 2.5′ by 9′
Location: Brookland/CUA, DC
Thoughts: Instantly transform your hallway into the happiest spot in your house.

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For football watching or general lazing around…

Room & Board Pierce sofa:
Room & Board Pierce Sofa
Asking: $1600 Reduced to $1550 Reduced again to $1500 [No longer available]
Condition: “Very lightly used”
Dimensions: 80″ W, 41″ D,  35″ H (38″ H with cushion)
Location: Rockville, MD
Thoughts: Clean lines, good/neutral color. You’d be saving $700+ off retail.

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Gray chesterfield sofa:
gray tufted chesterfield sofa
Asking: $800 [No longer available]
Condition: “Less than a month old”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Pentagon City, VA
Thoughts: Chesterfields are definitely in right now. I don’t know if you’ll still love it in 10 years, but for $800, you don’t really have to.

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Cane-back sofa:
cane-back sofa
Asking: $100 Reduced to $80 [No longer available]
Condition: “In wonderful condition”
Dimensions: 96″ L, 30″ D, 27″ H
Location: Adams Morgan, DC
Thoughts: I’d definitely reupholster the cushions, and depending on your style, it could be fun to refinish the wood too. You could do a bright white on the frame and a darker color for the upholstery or the opposite. Of course, the wood looks good as is, so you wouldn’t need to change it. Could be a fun project piece, either way.

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Gray-blue rolled arm sofa:
gray rolled-arm sofa
Asking: $400 (there’s also a matching love seat and chair with ottoman, if you want a whole set for $800) [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Ultra-suede is not my favorite fabric, aesthetically, but if you’ve got kids or pets or like to eat on the couch, it’s not a bad option, clean-up wise.  And this is my personal favorite sofa style. I’ve got a very similar one (from CL, of course) that I had reupholstered.

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Cream Crate & Barrel sofa:
cream crate & barrel sofa
Asking: $150 Reduced to $125 [No longer available]
Condition: “Needs a clean but no stains or tears”
Dimensions: 86″ L; 39″ D; 25″ H
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: The pillows (which were purchased separately) look like they’ve seen better days. Replace those and you’ve got yourself a stylish sofa for pretty darn cheap.

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High-armed Chippendale sofa:
high-armed chippendale sofa
Asking: $400 Reduced to $300 [No longer available]
Condition: “Some slight fading in one place and two tiny stains in the corner”
Dimensions: 78″ L; 28″ D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I prefer the lines of this to more common hump-back Chippendale; it feels classic and modern at once. Love the neutral linen and the price seems great, but I’d definitely want to check out the imperfects in person since they’re not visible in the pictures.

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Exciting things are happening and I cannot wait to share. But I’m going to test my willpower and try to hold off until things are a bit more concrete. Until then, how about these fun finds…

Pair of medieval brass rubbing prints:
pair of medieval brass rubbing prints
Asking: $70 for the pair [No longer available]
Condition: Glass missing from the knight frame; otherwise “excellent condition”
Dimensions: 65 1/2″ H, 24 3/4″ W
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: I had a similar knight rubbing, and I thought it was quirky and charming. (Now I’m wondering what happened to that… hmm…) You’d have to get a piece of glass cut, but I think it might be worth it.

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Moroccan rug:
moroccan rug
Asking: $50 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 57″ x 39″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Love the colors and the variety of motifs used throughout.

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Cute little wicker chair:
cute little wicker chair
Asking: $30 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centerville, VA
Thoughts: I still haven’t gotten a chair for my vanity, and I think this one might be perfect. Except I’d probably spray paint it a high gloss forest green. That and the fact that I have no idea when I’d be able to get to Centerville to retrieve it and I don’t really have a clue what it’s dimensions are–otherwise perfect though. ;)

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Vintage milk can with American eagle motif:
vintage American eagle milk can
Asking: $40 [No longer available]
Condition: “In perfect shape” (It’s obviously got some dings… I think the seller means good vintage condition, which I think is true.)
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centerville, VA
Thoughts: Cool way to celebrate your patriotism.

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And look at that–I completely unintentionally ended up with a round-up of all <$100 finds. Gotta love CL!

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