Tortoise Shell

I absolutely love a tortoise shell finish… on just about anything! Sunglasses, picture frames, furniture, you name it. It’s so classic. It will never go out of style or get old. The first thing I think of when I think of a tortoise shell finish is probably these:

Ray-Ban’s Wayfarar in Tortoise… BUT a tortoise shell finish looks fabulous on just about anything. Especially furniture and home accessories.

That table! Interior design by Miles Redd.

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How gorgeous is this tortoise shell mirror? I wish I knew where it was from :(

If only I could afford Jimmy Choo’s Tortoise wedges (available at Nordstrom)… sigh.

Would love to have one of these gorgeous decorative boxes from Karen Robertson for my coffee table… whenever I get a coffee table ;)

Karen Robertson has other beautiful tortoise shell objects too!

And then she also has actual turtle shells! I’d love to hang a grouping on a wall somewhere in my apartment.

There’s even a green one!!! I’d love to hang this guy on the wall.

I might settle for this tortoise shell iphone case from JCrew until I can afford the real thing.

Tortoise-looking Gavin Headboard from Made Goods

Max & Chloe necklace

Chelsea House tortoise picture frame

I’m obsessed with most furniture from Oly Studio, but I’m especially obsessed with their dark shell finish… Like on the Jeremy side table.

Wren Cocktail Table

Thank You cards from Furbish

Tory Burch is also a big fan of tortoise shell. There are all kinds of tortoise shell jewelry, handbags, belts, on the website. [shown: Octagon Resin Necklace]

Printed Faille handbag with tortoise accents

Jackie O would love these Warby Parker sunglasses.

I even found tortoise shell napkins on Pinterest! Available from Horchow.

One Kings Lane

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Vintage side table from One Kings Lane.

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ikat, you kat, we kat


source: Chattafabulous via House Beautiful

source: Design My Way

I have been seeing ikat everywhere lately.  I’m not sure how I feel about it. It used to be mostly just in fabrics in decorating, kind of like an interior designer’s secret weapon.  Now you can find ikat prints on just about anything – clothing, dinnerware, ipad covers… I have a pair of JCrew ikat shorts that are one of my favorite pieces of clothing.  They no longer carry them so I don’t have a picture, but trust me, they’re cute!!

Anyways, I did a little shopping browsing last weekend and ikat prints were popping up everywhere in all different forms.

I spotted this super cute ikat tie on JCrew’s website.  It’s called the Selvedge Stripe Ikat tie… Would make a great father’s day present!

Ann Taylor LOFT is ALL about the ikat right now…

Ruffle Neck ikat dress

Ikat print Linen Shift dress

and the matching Marisa Ikat pants. LOFT also has ikat shorts in a few different colors.

Ikat picture frames? Yes, please.  These colorful ones are from the Well Appointed House

Or this frame from Textile Republic.  Which comes in lots of other color combinations.

Target has a lot of ikat scarves right now.  Like this Red Ikat Pareo.

I’ve always loved this ikat dinnerware from C Wonder.  Also comes in Chocolate Brown, Coral, and Navy.

Winifred Settee from Anthropologie

Mallory pointed out this green ikat Dhurrie Rug from Shades of Light because she knew I would love it.  It has two of my favorite things: ikat + green = love.

I also discovered these affordable ikat silk pillows on Pinterest.  They’re from a site called Sheherazade Home.  I’ve never heard of it or ordered from them, but they sure are pretty in the pictures!  And great prices too.