Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Photo courtesy of Quadrille
Summery design and warm weather interiors are made more fun with kicky fabrics and accessories that channel a tropical lifestyle. Batik from Indonesia, traditionally created in indigo, dark brown and white for the Hindu gods is also embraced by cultures in Malaysia, Japan, India and Africa. Combining the natural beauty and allure of the Indonesian island of Java, batik has the allure of the handmade and the naivete of pattern from the wax-resist dying technique that makes for a carefree, relaxed feeling in any type of setting.

Photo courtesy of Liz O'Brien
Is this table the best, or what? Liz O'Brien has this vintage circa 1970 Karl Springer Glazed Batik Low Table that ads history and style to any setting.

Photo courtesy of John Robshaw
John Robshaw's Ink bed is a mix and match plethora of batik- inspired textiles.

Photo courtesy of Royal Hut
Mary Vinson of Royal Hut has been offering West African made batik options for years, using the textiles in exotic resorts like The Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica.

Photo courtesy of Mar y Sol
If all this color is so inspiring you want to wear it, grab Mar Y Sol's Omre Dyed Raffia Clutch in batik- inspired colors.

Photo courtesy of Sundance
Red and white stripes make this Amba Batik graphic pillow from Sundance Catalog is a well priced accessory to transform a room into summer.

Photo courtesy of Oomph
Oomph's Navy Batik Lumbar Pillow is a jazzy accent to a slipper chair.

Quadrille has a wide selection of batik fabrics that are as bold as they are beautiful. Here is a selection of China Seas fabrics to get you in the mood for tropical paradise. Turtle Batik in hot pink multi

Turtle Batik in melon multi

Tropicana II in azalea multi

Nikit II in new turquoise in tint

Malay Batik in navy multi

Malay Batik in watermelon and blue

Malay Stripe in watermelon

New Batik in new brown new navy on tan

New Batik in french blue navy on tan

Balinese Batik in orange cream on white

Balinese Batik in navy cream on white


Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Wow what a round-up! I tend to shy away from pattern in my own home, but have been trying to inch my way towards it recently:) In fact, I'v been eyeing that very same oomph pillow!


Swedish Interiors said...

The bedding is fantastic here! Thank you for showing us the Balinese batiks, they are so detailed and interesting.
xoo E & R

Marisa said...

Cool! Go for the Oomph Pillow, I love them! Patterns add such a dynamic aspect to a room, I love too many patterns and prints!

Splenderosa said...

Marisa, those fabrics are divine. The turtle hot pink one is my favorite. I came to a dead stop when it scrolled up. Love this post.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

No one does them better than China Seas-thank you for the reminder. pgt