How was your holiday?! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing long weekend. We had a wonderful time in California, and I’m working on putting together a recap for you right now, because the place we stayed was incredibly charming and picturesque. I think you’ll enjoy seeing it. As for today’s post, let’s chat all things greek key! This is one of my favorite classic patterns that I feel will never go out of style. When I was compiling this roundup and pulling images, I realized just how often this timeless pattern shows up throughout my home. It’s definitely a go-to for me. Click through for my favorite recent finds and inspiration on using greek key throughout your home in a variety of ways!
One of my favorite ways to insert greek key is through appliqué or trim. I think it looks really elegant lining the edge of drapery panels, a shower curtain, a skirted piece of furniture, or applied to cushions.
I also love it in an embossed type of application… think of intaglios, planters with a decorative edge, stamped or engraved into a piece of furniture, or installed in a more subtle way. I think I found the above planter at HomeGoods for a great price, but it was the greek key pattern that sold me on that piece. It has a way of dressing up the ordinary.
Ready to see some of my finds? Click directly on the items to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
01: ribbon // 02: outdoor mat // 03: mirror // 04: trash can // 05: ceiling medallion // 06: bedding set // 07: coaster set // 08: side table // 09: monogram mat // 10: curtain // 11: pillow // 12: hurricane // 13: area rug // 14: throw blanket
I tried to include pieces of all price points and styles in this one. Some are more bold, while others include a more subtle rendition of greek key. I also made #7 larger than life so you could actually see the detail- but those are coasters… and they’re very affordable. Ha! I’d love to hear your favorites.
The greek key pattern doesn’t have to be repeated either… the vintage tables that flank my living room sofa have a fun metal greek key detail that makes them feel more special, in a smaller way. Have you ever noticed that detail?
I’m guessing some of you also remember the hallway in our previous home… I actually bought that same runner again for our Tuesday Made office because we have an extra long hallway! The border is so good. PS: I know I owe you an office tour. I just need to finish it!
Speaking of Tuesday Made, of course I also created a custom greek key pillow for our shop! It was one of the first fabrics I purchased. I think it looks great year round- no matter the season. I’m all about decor that feels timeless no matter the date or time of year.
Do you have any greek key patterns in your home? Do you like that particular pattern? If not, what is your go-to pattern? Aside from greek key, I often rely on stripes, animal prints, subtle geometric patterns, florals, and toile.