Trend Right- Ikat

One of the top trends for 2013 is the Ikat pattern (pronounced "ee-cot").  It is a hot trend right now in everything from fashion to home decor and furnishings. Ikat is the tie dye trend of the modern world.  The special weaving and dying process creates beautiful patterns that are both eye catching and unique. Ikat comes from the Indonesian word mengikat, which means 'to tie'.

I am happy to share with you two new patterns that are not only on trend for their pattern but also on trend for color (just in time for Valentine’s day too).

From Tommy Hilfiger – Preppy Ikat

From Vera Wang – Modern Ikat

Both of these new patterns would look great in a master or guest bedroom as well as get anyone in the mood for sunny warmer weather.

I found some great examples of how the Ikat pattern is shown around the home, not just in the bedroom, courtesy of 
Here are some of my favorites

I'd love to hear how you are incorporating this hot new pattern into your home, so share your best ideas.

Have a great weekend

Kim Pehle