Greek Key Design in Interiors

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Greek key upholstery adds a classic style
Greek key upholstery adds a classic style (Pinterest, Thibaut fabric)

The Greek Key pattern is a classic decorative element that originated in ancient Greece.  The geometric continuous form of the Greek Key design works well on trims and edging.  The design is found on furniture, textiles and various architectural elements.  The Greek Key design symbolizes eternity and portrays this with a continuous, repeating motif.  Here are ways to use this classic design in your interiors.

Greek Key pattern on curtain trim
Greek Key pattern on curtain trim (Pinterest)
Greek Key design wall treatment
Greek Key design wall treatment (jsinteriordesign.blogspot)

Greek Key integrates into any style of home, be it traditional or modern.  The fluidity of the design, although geometric in nature, makes it easily adaptable.  Variations on the design, such as curved lines or pastel colors, can give the Greek Key design a more subtle appeal.

Greek Key elements on the window panels
Greek Key elements on the window panels (kathryngreeleydesigns)
Greek Key chest adds glamour
Greek Key chest adds glamour (metrospacehome)

A Greek Key trim on curtain panels adds depth and distinction to your window treatments.  Try using a border on shades as well.

Curtain panels with Greek Key design trim
Curtain panels with Greek Key design trim (blog.drapestyle)

 

Panels stand out with Greek Key trim
Panels stand out with Greek Key trim (maddiedesigns)
Greek Key trim
Greek Key trim (eyefordesignlfd.blogspot)

Pillows, linens and bedding are other options for implementing the Greek Key design.

A contrasting Greek Key border on a pillow
A contrasting Greek Key border on a pillow (fromgardeners2bergers)
Pastel Greek Key design on pillow
Pastel Greek Key design on pillow (Pinterest)
Linens with Greek Key trim accent this bed ensemble
Linens with Greek Key trim accent this bed ensemble (decorpad)
Pillow shams pop with Greek Key trim
Pillow shams pop with Greek Key trim (Pinterest)

Furniture, such as end tables, designed in the shape of the Greek Key design add interest to modern interiors.  A chest with a raised Greek Key design makes a piece stand out.

A stool with Greek Key designed legs
A stool with Greek Key designed legs (decorpad)
Tables designed in the Greek Key style
Tables designed in the Greek Key style (Pinterest)
Greek Key gold inserts highlight this chest
Greek Key gold inserts highlight this chest (Pinterest)
Greek Key design integrated into furniture makes a distinct statement
Greek Key design integrated into furniture makes a distinct statement (Pinterest)

Upholstery with an allover Greek Key pattern makes a modern statement.  This pattern can be mixed with floral prints for a more traditional look.  For the sofa below, place a few bold red pillows on it for contrast.

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An allover Greek Key patterned upholstery
An allover Greek Key patterned upholstery (Pinterest)
Greek Key upholstered dining room chairs blend nicely with the wallpaper
Greek Key upholstered dining room chairs blend nicely with the wallpaper (hirshfields.wordpress, Thibaut fabric)
A lush velvet upholstery fabric of the Greek Key design
A lush velvet upholstery fabric of the Greek Key design (lushome)
Greek Key upholstery gives a modern vibe to interiors
Greek Key upholstery gives a modern vibe to interiors (jpsinteractive.org)

Rugs bordered in the Greek Key design give the room a solid foundation from which to build your decorating scheme.  A rug with an allover design gives any room a bold and unique boost.

Notice the Greek Key design in the rug
Notice the Greek Key design in the rug (decorpad)
A bold Greek Key design in the rug anchors the space
A bold Greek Key design in the rug anchors the space (houseofarch)

Ceramic tile accents in the Greek Key design give a traditional bathroom a tailored look.  Using a contrasting color of trim in the tile freshens a modern bath.

Greek Key details on this bath tile
Greek Key details on this bath tile (frugalflourish.blogspot)
Shower tile trimmed with Greek Key design is bold and modern
Shower tile trimmed with Greek Key design is bold and modern (decorpad)

Household and decorative items benefit from a bit of panache with the Greek Key design.  Flatware, mirrors, curtains, and even wallpaper accent everyday objects for a little something different.

Household items, such as this flatware, add interest with bold Greek Key design
Household items, such as this flatware, add interest with bold Greek Key design (Pinterest)
Subtle Greek Key trim on this mirror
Subtle Greek Key trim on this mirror (blog.californialivinhome)
Window panels with Greek Key design
Window panels with Greek Key design (freshome)
Wallpaper with the Greek Key motif
Wallpaper with the Greek Key motif (Pinterest)

Versatile, classic and stylish, the Greek Key pattern is an element that works well in many areas of your home.  Consider using this universally pleasing design in your own home for a distinct style statement.

 

 

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