This week I started another project combining two classics: linen fabric and Greek key trim. I’m making window panels for my living room and I’ve been wanting this combo in there for some time after I realized with this project just how nice a strip of Greek key trim looks on the edge of a simple curtain.
The application has been around forever and designers use it all the time because Greek key trim is a no fail way to add elegance to decor. The term “Greek key” is used to describe several iconic boxy twisting patterns. Historically, the motif is known as a “meander” which is a decorative pattern forming a continuous geometric line.
Let’s Greek key all the things!
Like adding trim to window panels …
traci zeller / amanda carol interiors / better homes & gardens / ballard designs / amy meier /schumacher blog / lonny
Or displaying it with Rugs and Mirrors and Pillows and Walls!
rinfret ltd / source unknown / the zhush / emily gilbert photography / jonathan adler
Up for a DIY application? Use Sarah’s technique to map out this motif with ribbon.
Use O’verlays to jazz up a plain dresser with Greek key like Amanda.
Where to buy Greek key trim, tape, and ribbon? Try these: M & J Trimmings (my source); Samuel & Sons; Fabric.com; Craft Outlet; Designers Axess on Etsy; Tassel Outlet on Etsy; Buy Fabrics.
Who else is in the Greek key fan club?
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