Add a Splash of Ikat to Your Abode

July 27, 2012 | At Home

Skyline chair, Joss & Main ($346)

“An ikat pattern adds worldliness and character,” explains Christina Murphy of Christina Murphy Interiors, whose projects include homes in Southampton and Sag Harbor, as well as Greg Blatt’s East Hampton abode. Vibrant, colorful ikats can also “add a little punch of color,” bringing liveliness to the traditional Hamptons décor and white walls.

For this spirited pop, Murphy especially likes the upholstered ikat armless wingback chair, available on the new members-only home décor retail site Joss & Main, which holds meticulously curated sale events. “The bright pink adds a playfulness that feels like summer in the Hamptons,” explains the designer.

Beyond hue, the shape of the lounger, with its clean lines and exclusion of traditional arms, creates a modern appeal that is balanced by the exotic pattern. “I think it would look best in a room that’s simple, especially all white, so it can be a cheerful focal point without competing with too many other patterns or colors,” says Murphy, who recommends pairing them in a living room or opposite a fireplace. The armless style also allows the chair to fit nicely in a corner to round out a guest bedroom. “The combination of modern and timeless always works in the Hamptons.”

—ALLISON POLSTER

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