Monday, December 13, 2010

crazy for quatrefoils

I'm immediately drawn to anything having to do with quatrefoils.  I think maybe it's the symmetry I find so interesting.  I love the variation on the pattern;  it can be portrayed in the simple cloverleaf shape or can become something more complex and ornate.

Found in fabric: In it's simplest form, the classic Maharam Quatrefoil fabric by Alexander Girard

Found in furniture: Alexandra Side Chair from Hickory Chair (spiced up in animal print fabric!), bone-veneered Asilah Bed and Bamboo Side Table with Lattice pattern cast stone top from Ironies

Found in artwork: Classic Symmetry Aqua Print from Crate and Barrel adds a bit of metallic flair to the classic shape

Found in wallcovering: York Wallcovering's Rosato pattern features a large scale quatrefoil-shaped damask that adds a level of sophistication; image from Interior Design magazine

Found in tiles:  These tile variations from Craftsman Court Ceramics include intricate levels of detail that play on the original shape 

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