Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Design trend 2015: Move over Ikat and Suzani

It's that time of year again. People are beginning to think about 2015 and what it will bring. When you're a home decor blogger that always means checking out the hot new trends.

So here goes- my first trend snippet for 2015.

Sometimes even patterns we love can lose favour if they are overused.  Chevron comes to mind.  What was once a fantastic pattern that played well with other patterns because of simple, graphic lines has been overused to the point of -dare I say it- nausea.

Ikat                                     Suzani 

I fear that Ikat (chevron is a staple of this traditional Indonesian design) and  Persian Suzani (with it's bold circular motifs ) are not far behind in the over used category.

 There is chatter that Shibori (Japanese tie dyeing) is the next new pattern to take over in textiles. I can see the appeal of Shibori.  It is geometric (very hot right now), simple on a white background, has multiple patterns possibilities  depending on how it is produced, and has cultural references.  Then there's that indigo blue which feeds into the resurgence of blues and navy in colour trends.

You many not be familiar with this age old Japanese technique. Shibori patterns are usually created on white silk by binding, clamping and wrapping around poles and then dipping into indigo dyes. If you are hankering for the 60's again, or don't remember them and are ready for a new DIY experince, check out this article 

Red was all over High Point Market this fall and just seeing the little hit of red in the lamp tells you traditional indigo shibori would look great with any amount of red. Certainly whites and other blues would also work and why not yellow?

It is definitely a keeper when it comes to pillows.

shibori pillows

This proves that it is possible to have subtle colour ranges using contemporary dyes

shibori pillows

shibori colours

and different colours...

shibori chair

shibori sofa

used in  different ways .

shibori bedding , shibori curtains

I am certainly liking it with very neutral schemes because it is fresh and interesting without too much fuss. 

Only time will tell if shibori will bethe next big thing. Do you think this pattern will have a place in your home?

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