Greek Key


The Greek key is probably my favorite motif used in decorating.  Dictionary.com defines the greek key as “an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)”.  I would define it as one of the most popular ornaments used in interior design in ANY form your heart desires.  Here are some pictures that show all the different ways to incorporate the greek key into decorating a home…

Greek key tile via Lonny magazine

Greek key chair seats.  Design by Christian Leone via Lonny

Amanda Nisbet via House Beautiful

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Greek key moulding.  Interior designed by Victoria Hagan.

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Greek key carpet.  Design by Katie Ridder

And now for some furniture and accessories that YOU can have in your home to bring in the greek key motif…

Grecian jute pillows from Wisteria

Visual Comfort’s Abbot sconce designed by Alexa Hampton.  Available through Circa Lighting.

Cyan Design’s Bamboo Gold mirror available at WalMart for $482.

Jonathan Adler’s Greek key dinnerware available at Neiman Marcus.

William Sonoma‘s Greek key bedding.  On sale now for a steal!!

We recently ordered a pair of these nightstands through World’s Away for a little girls room.

Add some character to your pillows or curtains with one of these greek key tape trim from MJ Trimmings.  Available in about a dozen different colors for just $7.98/yard!

I love this gold Athena table from Interior HomeScapes.  Would be perfect as a small cocktail table.

Linen throw pillow from Shades of Light.

LOVE this headboard.  Nailheads in the shape of Greek keys.  Octavia headboard from Serena and Lily.

Matouk’s Arcadia throw blankets.  They’re so soft!

Trina Turk designed this greek key rug available through Layla Grace for just $160 for a 3 x 5.  Also available in Blue and Pink.

Visual Comfort’s Kate table lamp designed by Alexa Hampton.  Available at Circa Lighting.

So many ways to incorporate the classic Greek key!

Have a great weekend!

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