Friday, July 22, 2011

Theme Design : Inspiring Ikat!!

Sometimes a simple design, a picture a pattern can be an inspiration for a home makeover. Ikat is a beautiful art practiced in many parts of the world. It is a dyeing technique which has been practiced since ages. The beautiful, bright colored fabric is very unique and is a lovely choice for home decor.

Ikat is very popular fabric, specially because of its stunning bright colors. This post has a collection of ideas of incorporating the stunning handcrafted fabric into your home decor.

The stunning print and color combination makes this settee a work of art!! So impressed by the setup in black and white which lets the piece of furniture get all the attention.


Ikat in itself is so beautiful that it looks impressive even in simple setting. Its sophisticated, colorful and very elegant. This set of cushions is from Bootstrap project. Love the baskets on the wall.


If Ikat is new to you, try using in smaller accent pieces. Cushions and pillows are a good choice for the color punch and brightness they bring instantly to any room. Lush vibrant beautiful!


Pastels in summer is a perfect combination!! The beautiful shades of green and blue is so pleasant. The print is interesting without being too busy and overpowering. The simple elegance is so charming.


Ikat is such a beautiful art. And you can simply display it as ethnic wall hangings with great results. The lovely dyes and color combination is so inspiring. I could design a whole room inspired by it.


These picture frames are adorable. The lovely colors would bring cheer to any corner. Get yourself a swatch of fabric and mod podge it over your old frames for an instant makeover!!

Ikat is so inspiring that artists have found a way to paint ceramics in its beautiful style. Love the bright orange on dainty pearl and gold tea set. How can one not get inspired...I would snatch the set in a heartbeat! :o)


Lust for these bowls!!! So unique and classic. I would get my coloring pens suitable for ceramics and paint one myself. The patterns are easy and very forgiving. Search for ways to paint ceramics and you have got a gorgeous project in hand. Better than any expensive store bought set..


Yet another chair that caught my attention. Look at all the fiery colors against the dark wood. I cant imagine any other fabric n this chair after seeing this. Its fantastic!! Ikat brings a special sophistication to everything.


Ikat is a beautiful art form practiced in many parts of the world. Check it out next time you are looking for a fabric and I am sure you would be amazed at how stunning it is. It is not machine printed, the pattern is so unique, get yourself a little dose, you must have some in your house! I am sure you will be going back for more :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bedroom: 7 Zen ideas to inspire II

Bedroom is not just another room in our home, but integral to our life's daily unwinding. Its should be the one place where you can let worries go and relax in its peaceful atmosphere. Zen is a perfect decor inspiration for bedroom designs. Think about serenity, uncluttered thoughts, peaceful retreat..a getaway from all the outside stress. The flow of energy is uninhabited, and restful. 

The key to having a zen aura is letting energy flow, uncluttered simple layout, minimal furniture , lots of light and air with balanced colors. A spot of greenery or flowing water will add to the serenity. It should feel like nature.

Check out my earlier Zen ideas for living room and bedroom for more inspiration!!

The colors in this design is so serene. Blue like skies with sunlight and green fronds, lots of positive energy here. Love the simple elegant furniture design. Very stylish and Zen!



Green is a very soothing color. Its a gentle shade which is relaxing and easy on eyes. The bedroom set in light color wood and compliments the lovely wall color. Nothing too bright or complex, yet packs an impact. Love the framed leaves artwork too.


Yin yang, and how they compliment each other. This Zen bedroom decor has accents in black and white and they balance so beautifully to bring harmony. I love everything about it. The sensible space saving furniture, clean lines, lovely airy window and the energy of yellow. Perfection!


Zen bedroom design can also be modern and stylish. This design has all the key aspects; open layout, ample light, few but impressive furniture and balance of color. Black and white uber stylish bedroom with a splash of blue. Perfect abode for recharging.


The bedroom design is so stunning! Charcoal gray interior walls juxtaposed with bright light is very impressive. There is a lot of diffused lightning in the room and simple elegant furniture. The bamboo shoots against the natural light makes for an interesting accent.


The simple, functional elegance of this bedroom is effortlessly beautiful. The color palate is neutral and the room is well decorated without over crowding. Each piece belongs and is integral to the decor. Don't miss the full length french window.


This bedroom design is streamlined and so delicate. The ivory walls is like a canvas which allows each furniture and accent to show up. A little goes a long way. Simple Chinese lanterns and tatami mat complete the zen look.


Try some form of  Zen in your home decor and lives. I am sure you will love the value it will add to you and your loved ones. The energy will fill your homes and lives, and leave you more happy and peaceful. De-clutter and let the energy flow, today!
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