Friday, October 14, 2011

Decorating with Greek Key

Greek Key is one of my favorite design elements because it is timeless, yet stylish, and can be modern or traditional.  Here are some images that show greek key in its many beautiful forms.  See if you find a favorite of your own: 








Not sure if this is officially greek key, but it's along the same lines... 

I love the look of a roman shade to soften a kitchen...adding some greek key trim makes it even better!




I wouldn't think to put ikat and greek key together, but wow!!

Notice the greek key detailing along the top of the wall...





Greek key and monograms together - two of my faves.




Geek goes greek.  Haha!  :)




I'm really liking this idea too - greek key detailing on the edges of the pillows...divine.

 



I thought this was a very cool idea.  What a transformation!

So...have I sold you on greek key?  Were you already sold?  Or is it not your thing? 
Whatever the answer, I'd love to hear.


13 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

I've used Greek key design on a few pillows it's such a beautiful and enduring design.

Happy Friday!
Debraa

The enchanted home said...

Love this post and so agree, its such a classic timeless design element, I am especially fond of it in textiles and on window treatments, and will probably end up using greek key somewhere in the new house. Beautiful post!
PS Love monograms with it too.

Allison Egan said...

I so agree - its a classic that is both timeless and chic! I love the luxe table cloth in the first shot - wow!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This post is great, Barbara. I think you've done an excellent job here. I don't have any Greek key element in my own house but I've wanting to add something w/ it. I'm loving the stairs idea. Isn't it beautiful?

Have a great weekend, sweetie.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

the custom tablecloth in the first photo is amazing--I love the whip stick sides too. Adding this to my file! Have a great weekend!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I also love greek key... I think it ties in my obsession with that and chevron pattern! Great photos!

Tiffany

The Buzz Blog said...

Timeless and elegant - the Greeks really did know how to decorate! Love the idea of a Greek key trim on a Roman shade... Happy weekend!
xxoo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Barbara, love this post. A very classic style. Do you know who the manufacture of that small side table is?

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Hi Taylor - glad you liked the post! I listed my sources via my pinterest board about greek key but specifically the table is from Worlds Away: http://worlds-away.com/ I'll drop you an email just in case you don't see this response. :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

These are fantastic examples of Greek Key! Love that table cloth.

eclecticrevisited said...

Greek Key is one of my favorite designs...love all these examples of various ways of using it in ones home..
beautiful...
best,
maureen

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Definitely a huge fan...such a fantastic and classic design...it always seems to elevate the elegance of a room, don't you think? Great post, lady! Have a fantastic weekend!

Victoria said...

When I was young, my mother, who was an excellent sewer, make a quilted comforter for her bedroom in eggplant that she trimmed in a gray Greek key. She made matching curtains with a Greek key leading edge. The walls were painted dark gray. I have never forgotten that room. So the answer is, "Yes." I love Greek key.
Best...Victoria

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