Current Obsession: Indigo

by Grace Bonney

Over the past few months I have developed a full-fledged obsession with indigo. I’ve been collecting Japanese indigo fabric samples for months in the hopes of making my own quilt, but I’ve also been pinning away with reckless abandon every time I see a great indigo design. When Amy and I realized our obsessions were merging this month, we decided to team up and cover all angles of indigo, from great contemporary and antique products to indigo’s full design history. To kick things off today, I’ve rounded up 35 of my favorite indigo and indigo-inspired design goods, including gorgeous dresses and makeup to rugs, furniture and artwork. Later today Amy will take us back in time to indigo’s roots and where this beautiful hue got its start. So stay tuned for more indigo love at 11am today. Until then, my personal favorites are above and below, but you can check out my full 90+ object research roundup right here on Pinterest. xo, grace

Image above: 1. Folk Fibers Quilt | 2. Indigo Yarn, $35.50 | 3. Marine Dress | 4. Indigo Armchair, $1845 | 5. Indigo Coasters, $13.55 | 6. Indigo Pillow, $125 | 7. Indigo Rug, $868 | 8. Kiriko + Sketchbook Indigo Backpack, $375 | 9. Indigo Throws, $375

Image above: 1. Indigo Pillow, $175 | 2. Indigo Rug, $20 | 3. Indigo Rug, $499+ | 4. Table Rug, $168 | 5. Dupatta Scarf, $193 | 6. Phillip Lim Dress, $495

Image above: Indigo End Table by Nightwood, $395

More beautiful indigo designs after the jump . . .

Image above: 1. Indigo Kantha Quilt, $295 | 2. Rolled Tee, $150 | 3. Indigo Tablecloth, $248 | 4. Indigo iPad Case, $65 | 5. Indigo Clutch, $138 | 6. Delvaux Bag, $1950 (splurge-o-rama) | 7. Shibori Scarf, $150

Image above: Camden Rug, $20+

Image above, clockwise from top left: Indigo Pillow, $108 | Indigo Bag, $102 | Japanese Ikat Fabric, $69

Image above, clockwise from top left: Indigo Storage Pods, $21 | Indigo Tea Caddy, $13 | Indigo Textile, $45

Image above, clockwise from top left: Indigo Blueberry Print, $45 | Indigo Scarves, $135 | Indigo Eye Shadow, $29 | Boro Indigo Pillow, $175

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.