August 29, 2011

Hot Prints: Greek Key

Another great print that I am finding popping up in magazines and stores everywhere  is the Greek Key pattern. This print fits right in with the trend towards the bold, geometric shapes we are seeing in fabrics today. The Greek Key is a Meander print, meaning the shape is formed from a continuous line and repeated to form a motif. Greek Key prints date back to Ancient Greece and have been found on pottery and decorative columns. Just goes to show you, a true classic NEVER goes out of style!

This bedding set from West Elm in classic Greek Aegean blue and ivory is simple yet bold. Classic pillows in fun colours from Trina Turk.

A fabulous DIY tray from Centsational Girl. Click here to find the tutorial.

This upholstered bench adds a dramatic statement to a simple black & white backdrop.
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A bright Jonathan Adler throw adds a punch of colour to this eclectic room.
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A Greek Key lampshade mixes wonderfully with the other bold prints in the room. Notice the scale of the key print; when you are mixing prints, always accent a large scale print with a hint of a small scale print (or vice versa) to avoid sensory overload!
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A Fabulous round rug with a Greek Key border, and a timeless area rug from Jonathan Adler.
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The ribbon trim on these drapes are a great example of how to simplify the Greek Key pattern by adding just a single key at the corners.
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