#NailArt| Ikat Print Tutorial + Fashion + Home Decor

by West Parsons on August 30, 2012 · 6 comments

in decor, fashion, nails

What’s Ikat?
According to Wikipedia, ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres  resembling tribal print.  This print can be spotted everywhere from home decor to fashion.

Ikat Nail Art
Being that tribal prints have been one of my top trends for a couple years now, I figured why not dupe this design on my nails.  It was quite simple and super repetitive, as compared to other intricately patterned tribal nail art. Click photo above for this video tutorial.

Ikat Fashion
Ikat prints are vastly varied, yet always repetitive within one garment. These pieces range from the pricey Alexander McQueen to the bargain friendly TopShop.

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Ikat Home Decor
My inner designer is making an appearance (I like to think I was one in a former life lol) and spied gorgeous ikat accented rooms.

And look what I found in my own closet! Ikat pillows I copped from none other than World Market a few seasons ago during their F&F sale. I had no clue of the type of print when I purchased. I just knew I liked it!

What trends have you noticed crossing the lines of home decor and fashion?

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KayJay at Refined & Polished August 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I adore this! You know this is getting shared on the blog right?!?

Nina September 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

I like those Ikat fashion dresses and pillows

AmeeraNakisha September 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

Extra cute and looks pretty simple…I swear the things I learn on the blog >>>>

Sha W September 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I just found this blogg and already in LOVE.. LOVING the rooms.. Since I’m new I’m lost on what IKAT is ??

westNDNbeauty September 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hi Sha! Thanks for logging on. Ikat is a print design. This post contains many examples of it.

Lauren March 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I love Ikat patterns! I have a new Pendleton blanket that I want to incorporate into my living room decor. These photos are lovely and have given me some inspiration, thank you!