Room Filled with Light and Color
In Palm Beach, in the home of architect Campion Platt, the living room dances with light and color.
(The image is from Architectural Digest. Room design by architect Campion Platt. Photograph by Ken Hayden.)
The contemporary styled room, which uses a warm and energizing color palette of berry tones mixed with a variety of oranges, has a particularly crisp and clean look. In addition to the limited color palette, limiting the number of patterned elements and keeping the colors in most of the patterns monochromatic adds to that crisp and clean look. The sofa and club chairs, designed by Platt, all in white fabric, add to the effect. (The cleanly designed all-white fireplace set against an expanse of mirror plays its part as well.)
The color in the traditionally patterned rug is repeated in the ethnic pattern of the ikat pillow. That little touch of the ethnic, in this very contemporary space, adds a note of interest. I decided to search out pillows using ikat patterned fabric in one color combined with white. I found it much easier to find multicolored ikat patterns, but I persisted and came up with few selections. So, for those interested in ikat fabrics, you’ll find my ‘finds’ below.
Focus on Ikat
Ikat fabric, which has global origins, recently gained in popularity as interest increased for ethnic and global looks both in fashion and interior decorating.
I found ready-made accent pillows in ikat patterns that use a single color with white at the following two online sources.
• From Ceylon et Cie:
Michelle Nussbaumer Fabric Chevron Ikat pillows. Left in Mint, right in Tangerine. At Ceylon et Cie.
• From Wisteria:
Left: Diamond Indigo Ikat. Right: Medallion Green Ikat. At Wisteria.
An additional source for ikat pillows:
Madeline Weinrib has created a number of Ikat fabric patterns that are available to the trade. Her pillows are available to the public at select retail locations. Here are three:
From left to right: Black Fiore pillow; Hot Pink Dodi pillow; Turquoise Luce pillow. See Madeline Weinrib for retail locations.
For fabrics, Calico Corners offers some ikat patterned fabric. To the trade sources where I found ikat fabrics: Fabricut, John Robshaw, and Robert Allen; Madeline Weinrib as well, as mentioned. (You can view fabric options online.)
Crisp White Sofas
If you’re on the hunt for a crisp white sofa, here are a few sources that are to the public, most with online options.
1) Bayside Sofa from Crate&Barrel; check for store near you, other styles, and online availability; swatches available.
2) Chloe Metro Living Sofa from Macy’s; check for a store near you and other styles; you’ll find a number to call for swatch and sofa order information.
3) Charlotte Slipcovered sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; check the site for store locations and for other style options; some sofas are available for online order; fabric swatches available.
4) Presidio Sofa from William-Sonoma; online only; fabric swatches available.
Contemporary can be a colorful way to go…