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The Ikat Fabric look in Interior Design

Ikat Fabrics Ikats have been around for several centuries. It is rare when something that was developed so long ago becomes so popular in modern times. The word “ikat” means “to tie” or “to bind”. This describes the process and also the fabric itself.

Even though, many of today’s Ikats may not be “true” in the sense of how the fabric is constructed, the pattern lives on and is easily recognized when used as a pattern in interior design.

In this day and age where everything seems to be focused on the next “big thing” or the new trend, the ikat will always be regarded as a classic and timeless element of design.

Here some beautiful furniture pieces and pillows by Madeline Weinrib  with her signature Ikat design fabrics:

There are no limits to ways of using Ikat beautiful fabrics as they come is various patterns and colors. Ikat fabric always adds an elegant cheerful touch to a design or suggests far away travels and create a beautiful focal point in any room.

Collection in Ikat fabrics - Madeleine Weinrib

Below, designers have created these Interiors with Ikat fabrics... pillows, sofas, chairs, window treatment, wall art pieces...

Indigo blue traditional Ikat textiles

Multicolor Ikat walls

Violet ikat fabric- Madeline Weinrib

Madeline Weinrib  amazing line of ikat pillows in her own home

Wall Framed Ikat fabric- Design Anne Becker

Ikat fabric roman shades and accent pillows- source House Beautiful

Grand Entrance with Ikat fabric- Christopher Maya

Pretty sofette in Ikat blue

Chair in Purple Ikat

Loving Ikat fabrics? Let me know about it...

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

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Many shades of Blue!

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Elle Decor

Blue brings to mind a beautiful sky in summer and the calmness of a still turquoise sea.

Its coolness helps people relax and take life at a more leisurely pace.

Blue is one of the easiest colors to decorate with. Blue will appeal to a wide range of people because it is a calm and relaxing color.

In Feng Shui, blue corresponds to the water element. This element connects to flowing water, so if you place a water feature in a water room, you are balancing the existing  energies there. Water is a support for the career area of your home. Water is also a also seen as a positive activator that can help accumulate wealth, increasing your prosperity, as it is always moving positive Chi energy around the home.

Blue is a soothing color. Emotionally, it can help release tensions and help you unwind.

You might not want to use Blue in an already cold space, because it will tend to cool a room even more. You also may not want to use it in a room without much natural light as darker shades of blue can sometimes feel depressing and gloomy.

Blue accommodates  very well with Browns as this color is much warmer and balances the coolness of the blue creating a better balance. Blue and Brown make a perfect color combination for a sophisticated office or living room design.

White is also a good color to use with Blue. It will give a very fresh and clean look to any room. You think summer house holidays with this refreshing combination of colors…

Ever wondered how many shades of blue existed?

Well...there are many... some of the most used are: Azure blue, Indigo blue, Cyan blue, Turquoise blue, Teal blue, Navy blue, Sapphire blue, Steel Blue, Midnight Blue, Ultramarine blue, Baby blue...

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Beautiful combination cyan blue  with red accessories in this comfortable living room- Toby Fairley

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Eclectic dining room  design interior. Very fun an appealing! Guaranties happy moments at dinner times! -  Margot Austin

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From Cyan and sapphire blue velvet pillows to Turquoise grasscloth wallpaper walls, sky blue sofa and modern striped blue curtains ... A beautiful way to mix blues using different textures - Elle Decor

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Dreamy blue  for this relaxing bedroom- Brian McKarty

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Turquoise nightstand against a light blue wall paired with lavender. How divine!- Margot Austin

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Softness and simplicity with this clean line baby blue daybed-  Austin Harrelson

For more information for the colors to use for designing with Feng Shui, contactmarie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.manobluedesign.com

Have you used blue paint in your home? What kind of blue have your used? Do you think that you are likely to use blue in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!