Tag Archives: Ikat

Random Things I am Liking Lately

Happy Friday!  Tomorrow I am off on summer vacay, but if I get my act together, you will have a week of mini-posts next week.

Are you ready for my most recent set of randoms?

{As Rachel Zoe would say, “This is so major”; Phlox & Coral Coat, Anthropologie}

{This GORGEOUS oversized painting creates an ocean view wherever you live.  This is on my Christmas list.  If I don’t treat myself beforehand!  Blue Comes Through, Painting by Alice Dalton Brown, Acacia Catalog}

{I love these fun kids storage bins!  There are 7 different animal designs. 3 Sprout Organic Storage Bins, Amazon}

{These vintage map reproduction giclees are the brain child of the divine Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Designs.  There is something so comforting about the certainty of a map.  Suzanne Kasler World Map Giclee, Ballard Designs}

{I just bought this lovely and delicate bracelet and I absolutely love it layered with other bangles.  And the best part?  It’s only $29!  Clover Bangle, Stella & Dot}

{There are only a few hot soups good enough to make during the sizzling days of summer, and this is definitely one of them!  It’s so easy and super delicious.  Summer Corn and White Bean Soup, Cooking Light}

{This is such a great piece for the Fall, and it comes in 5 smashing colors. Ikat Print Scarf, Boden}

{I must admit that I am slightly obsessed with hiding tissue boxes.  I want one of these monogrammed tissue box covers for every room in our house.  At $14 and free shipping, why not?!  Tissue Box Cover, Pottery Barn}

Have a FABULOUS weekend!


Ikat: It’s Not Just for the Curtains Anymore

We all know and love the look of ikat in our homes: curtains, rugs, bedding, throw pillows and blankets….  We can’t get enough!

{Completely swoon-worthy curtains, Eric Cohler via Cote de Texas}

Ikat is a dying pattern (similar to tie dye) that originated in southeast Asia, and it’s been popular in home design for a while.  But it’s now popping up in fashion all over the place:  

This dress would be great dressed up for work or dressed down for a summer party, I DIE!  {Carmen Marc Valvo, Saks Fifth Avenue, $340}

DVF wrap in ikat?  Yes please.  {Capela Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, Bloomingdales, $258.75}

A great choice for the office or Sunday morning (I think this dress would look better with a tan!) {Sheath Dress, Anne Klein, $148}

Great for summer date night!  {Print One Shoulder Dress, The Loft, $98}

I love this tunic by St. John paired with white jeans — looks fab (sorry for the small picture). {Ikat Tunic, St. John, $237}

I love this easy, sophisticated look.  I can seen a colorful tunic, white jeans and flops easily becoming my go-to summer uniform!  {Ikat Print Poncho, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, $635}

{Ikat Strappy Wedges, Burberry, Bloomingdales, $495}

I love these two ikat bags by DVF — the orange one may be an early birthday gift to myself!

{Ikat Open Tote, Diane von Furstenbrg, Bloomingdales, $98}

{Nancy Ikat Shopper, Diane von Furstenberg, Neiman Marcus, $185 (sorry for the little image)}

This ikat scarf would look great with a jean skirt, tank top and flops!  It also comes in pink and black colorways.  {Ikat Diamond Print Scarf, Piperlime, $35}

Will you be wearing ikat this summer?  Keep your eyes peeled — ikat has arrived!

Etsy Pillow Round Up

Updating throw pillows is the easiest and most cost-effective way to give a space a mini-makeover.  There are so many gorgeous and affordable throw pillows on Etsy.  Seemingly more affordable than even pulling out your sewing machine and making them yourself!  Look what I found:

Tripping for Trellis?

{Pillow Cover from Nena Von, $35}

{Pillow Cover From ElegantTouch, $35}

{Pillow Cover From Nena Von, $35}

{Pillow Cover from Nena Von, $25}

Eyeing Ikat?

{PIllow Cover From ElegantTouch, $35}

{Pillow Cover from Ginette1223, $20}

Digging Diamonds?

{Pillow Cover from ElegantTouch, $15}

{Pillow Cover from Lily Beth Goodies, $15}

Chevron Anyone?

{Pillow Cover from Vida Style, $50} 

{Pillow Cover from Vida Style, $50}

{Pillow Cover from Miss Mosh’s Shop, $32}

Begging for Birdies?

{Pillow Cover from Milk and Cookies Canada, $45}

{Pillow Cover from Nuka, $22}

Loving the Lattice?

{Pillow Cover from Milk and Cookies Canada, $25}

{Pillow Cover from Milk and Cookies Canada, $23}

{Pillow Cover from Color and Scheme, $21.50}

So Into Suzani?

{Pillow Cover & Insert from Decorative Instincts, $40}

Go check out all of the great deals on
gorgeous throw pillows at Etsy!