With summer on the rise I'm feeling inspired by a more casual, slightly bohemian design aesthetic. I love the laid back feel that comes with Ikat fabric. It can work amazingly well in contemporary interiors softening hard edges and lending itself to a more "lived in" appeal.
"Ikat is the method of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres. Ikat is a near universal weaving style common to many world cultures. Likely, it is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration." (Source - Wikipedia)
Feels incredibly contemporary against the grey sofa. Source: http://peppermags.blogspot.com/2009/11/accesssory-ikat-rugs.html
A beautiful palette and great mix of casual fabric with traditional furnishings. Source: http://www.cottages-gardens.com/
Great for a splash of colour and soft pattern when used for cushions. Source: House Beautiful
Love how this fabric creates a unique, contemporary feel when applied to this traditional sofa. Source: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/03/incredibleikat/
A beautiful contrast against white linens. Source: http://www.re-nest.com/