Ikat Goes Mosaic

Tile Vault

Ikat and other fabulously rich patterns have certainly been all the rage in interiors and fashion lately, and while we've spotted the ikat pattern on couches, curtains, chairs, rugs, accessories and more, this newest application might be our favorite yet: mosaic glass tiles!

By New Ravenna Mosaics, the Ikat Collection comes in a range of jewel-toned, bold colors. Designed by Sara Baldwin, we like how it combines the pattern from ancient textiles and translates it to a new medium and were inspired by her own travels along the Silk Road and Central Asia. Though a lot of times bringing the ikat pattern into homes also incorporates a lot of earthy texture, we like how with these tiles it combines with a smooth, reflective surface.

The three Ikat patterns, Loom, Weft and Pamir, are presented in five distinct colorways and the whole collection is handcrafted in Virginia and created in a seamless, repeat pattern for interior vertical surfaces. We won't lie, these aren't standard, bargain tiles and are not only customized for each order, they're also made to measure; so they're not super inexpensive. "Loom" starts at $184 square foot. But, these patterns are so stunning they'd be worth incorporating in a small spot like a back splash or other unique area for a really powerful punch of personality.

What do you think? A perfect application for ikat or too much for a tile pattern?

Images: New Ravenna Mosaics