Get some Cacti

Bring a piece of the hot summer desert into your home with a cacti, preferably in a wicker planter like in this picture. The cacti fits in perfectly with the retro ikat couch in green and the retro coffee table. Loving the rustic feel of the walls and floorboards.

cacti interior

Image from Anthropologie.

Ikat Chairs

Bring a unique and colorful element into your space with chairs covered in Ikat fabric. Ikat is a dying technique that has made a big resurgence in fashion and decor lately. It is an old technique much like tie-dying, but it works like this:

Bindings, which resist dye penetration, are applied to the threads in the desired patterns and the threads are dyed. Alteration of the bindings and the dyeing of more than one color produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When all of the dyeing is finished the bindings are removed and the threads are ready to be woven into cloth.
The defining characteristic of ikat is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, into the threads before cloth construction, the weaving of the fabric, takes place. Herein lies the difference between ikat and tie-dye. In tie-dye the fabric is woven first and the resist bindings are then applied to the fabric which is dyed.

via Wikipedia

Ikat patterns combine well with black and white geometric patterns, you can see the use of the geometric patterns in the rugs in most of these inspirational pictures.

via Vogue Living

via Vogue Living

blue white ikat chairs

Ikat in blue and white

purple ikat armchairs

via Domino

ikat chairs

via High Gloss

blue white ikat couch

via bhg

ikat red and white

colorful room

Colorful ikat chairs

Lavender ikat

Lavender ikat

Mustard and Blue Velvet

I am still on a blue velvet high! Loving this blue velvet sofa set up against color blocked walls in light blue and mustard.

blue velvet sofa


Chesterfield Red

I can never go past Chesterfield lounges especially ones in fire engine red!

red chesterfield lounge

Red Velvet Sofa

I would love to spend my afternoons curled up in this lovely plush, red velvet, tufted sofa! The exposed bricks, the old floorboards and art on the walls gives this room a nice urban feel.

red velvet sofa

via APartment Therapy