Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sassari Ikat and My Two Cents

As you might recall, I chose Lee Jofa's Sassari Ikat fabric to make my living room pillows. And I love them:

After I posted the pictures of my pillows, I got a little love from the folks over at Lee Jofa/Kravet, which I was very happy about :)

Recently, I got an email from Jennifer who works on Kravet's blog asking me to share some tidbits about why I like ikats...and so I did. Check out my two cents on ikats on Kravet's blog. Thanks for including me Jennifer!

The post has some great info on ikat (ee-kaht) you like ikats? Have you used them in your own home?

I actually chose an ikat print for my pillows because I was looking for something modern. I think the abstract quality of ikats gives them the feel of a modern painting on your couch. But I know they are also popular for providing that "exotic" quality to a room.

I had a hard time picking my hue of SI to use...there are lots to choose from and the colors are so rich and pretty. I decided on the green to go with my paint color.







I think many ikat prints, including SI, are reversible depending on how they are woven, which is a bonus. The flip side of the fabric reverses out the colors and they can be used either way. Check out this sofa that used the same fabric that I used on my pillows, just opposite:

I backed my pillows with a solid fabric, but thought about doing one side one way and the other side with the other way...might have looked neat.

Are there particular ikat prints that you love? I know I have a share!


  1. I love Lee Jofa's Giza Red -- I'm thinking about using it for a few pillows in my husband's study.

  2. Oh, that IS lovely Averill. I just looked at it colors perfectly handsome for a gentleman's study.

  3. Your pillows are stunning. I love pattern and fabric, but have not used ikat in my home. I would like to though, and would love to see you do a post on your favorites besides the beautiful one you used.

  4. Done and done SR2 - great idea for a post!

  5. Anonymous1/20/2010

    Hi, I just found your blog and knew I would love it because of the orange (same shade as my powder room) I saw the ikat pillows and wanted to share a link with you to a fabric site that has some fun ikat prints... I design pillows and have been using some of the China Seas Ikats and love them.

  6. Welcome Kate - thanks for the link! I've shopped on L & S before - it's a great site. And I adore anything China Seas...I bet your pillows are gorgeous!

  7. Anonymous1/21/2010

    Thanks! China Seas/Quadrille are my favorites. I have some listed on ebay right now in the "navy cross check."

  8. I like yellow IKAT print above...I've been looking for it....where do you buy it?

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

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