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A New Design Trend for 2009!

January 20, 2009

We all know that fashion leads the way in design trends and this year is no exception. A new word for some is IKAT (pronounced ee-cat) a design trend that symbolizes prosperity. “Ikat, is a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft before the threads are woven to create a pattern or design.” as stated in wikipedia. “Ikats vary widely from country to country and region to region. Designs may have symbolic or ritual meaning…and are often symbols of status, wealth, power and prestige.”

These popular fabrics will be best used for accent pillows and accent chairs. Intermingling these designs with traditional and modern, as well as, conservative and eclectic furniture are sure to be one of the new design trends in the casual furniture market for 2009 and 2010.

Look for these Ikat designs to come in all colors and various patterns. I strongly recommend that you consider using these wonderful styles as you accent the outdoor living space.

These are my outside views… Marcia Blake