It’s 2011, but Sunburst Designs & Ikat Aren’t Going Anywhere

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One of the things I like to do in the beginning of a new year is pay attention to all the new trends in home decorating. The Pantone Color of the year is announced, and retailers and designers often release new collections. And with the new, I have noticed two trends that seem to be sticking around: sunburst/startburst designs and Ikat patterns.

Personally, I’m happy about this, because there’s a special place in my heart for both. Here are some of my favorite eco-friendly examples of these two trends:


Viva Terra Starburst Mirror
. Made from scraps of sustainably grown teak discarded by a boat builder. $239 (aff).

Navy Ikat Medallion Drum Lampshade by etsy seller StudioJOTA. Indigo and/or navy seem to be the most popular colors for ikat, and this beautiful handmade lamp shade is no exception. $89.95


Block Printed Table Runner by etsy seller HomeSweet. This runner isn’t a traditional example of a sunburst or ikat, but it is a pattern that meets somewhere in the middle. It is block printed on 100% linen by hand using water-based inks. $35.


Viva Terra Ikat Storage Ottoman. This handmade wool ottoman also serves as extra storage, and everyone could use a little of that. $789 (aff).

Wakeful Ikat Sheet Set from Anthropologie. This is definitely on the edgier and more colorful side of ikat, but still beautiful. Made of organic cotton. Imported. $48.-168.

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  • michele P. January 21, 2011, 5:55 am

    Omigosh, that mirror is gorgeous!

  • Jenna, SAS Interiors March 9, 2011, 6:38 pm

    Just came across your website…what great information! I can’t wait to poke around more!! I’d love for you to visit my Interior Design & Decor website, SAS Interiors @ http://www.sasinteriors.net. So glad I found you!!

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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