It's All Greek To Me

We are seeing Greek key motifs all over in the design world.  Here are some of our favorite uses of the classic pattern: 1. Trim: There are tons of really great Greek key tapes being made in all different price points.  I love it on the leading edge of drapery panels.  It adds texture and detail while still being understated.

It also looks fantastic to create the pattern using simple grosgrain tape.  It adds a graphic touch and brings a little pizzaz to solid drapery treatments.  I love it on these Roman shades.

You can also do the same treatment on drapery panels.  This would be a simple addition to store-bought drapery panels to really customize them for your space.2. Bedding and pillows: How fun is this bedding?  The Greek key adds just enough pattern and detail without being busy.  This would be another easy detail to add to plain store-bought bedding without a lost of cost.3. Furniture: The Greek key has been really big on furniture this year.  We're seeing it as legs, applied moulding, hardware.  It can be very traditional or pretty modern especially if it's in lacquered finish (which is also everywhere).4. Rugs: Another great way to add some pop and a graphic element to your space without too much pattern.  What I love about the Greek key pattern is that is so versatile.  Because it is based on historical details it feels at home in very traditional spaces and because it is so graphic, especially when done in bold contrasting colors, it works just as well in modern spaces.5. Upholstery: Nailheads are another big trend right now and they look fab when applied in a Greek key pattern.The custom headboard we have in the showroom has a bit of a Greek key pattern.  It takes a very basic headboard to the next level.6. Wallpaper: Loving the subtle tone on tone pattern in this great paper.7. Tile: Many manufacturers are making great mosaic liners with a Greek key pattern.  It looks great when paired with a very classic field tile.Sometimes those decorative mosaic borders can get pretty pricey.  I'm loving how this pattern was created using simple and affordable 4"x4" ceramic tiles and 1/2" ceramic pencil liners.  It adds a lot of bang for the buck, although I'm sure the installer wasn't too thrilled to figure that one out.8. Moulding: This pattern can be created pretty easily using inexpensive MDF slats.  It can make a great wall or ceiling treatment.  Here we added it to the ceiling in this great room to creat the illusion of a tray ceiling.There are some of our favorite uses of the Greek pattern.  Are you loving the motif as much as we are?  Which one is you favorite?

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