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SHOP THE LOOK: GREEK KEY

April 17, 2018

I can't think of a more classic decorative element than the 'Greek Key' (or 'meander' or 'fret'). Variations of the simple patterned border, constructed from a continuous line (said to represent eternity) shaped into a repeated motif, have been found on Egyptian tombs, ancient Chinese buildings and sculptured and Mayan carvings. But we still most closely associate it with the Greeks and their mosaic floors, painted pots and marble freezes.

The timeless pattern is still used by interiors designers widely today, it evokes a feeling of sunshine and classic, elegant deign. Its bold, simple design lends itself to bright colours and to be moulded into items of furniture or lighting as well as prints on fabric.  Jonathan Adler is a big fan, and therefore it reminds us of sunny Palm Springs days - which is always a good thing! 

Here are 10 things you can buy right now to get the look:

 

1 // RUG

Key Shadow Rug by Suzanne Sharp

From £1,307

The Rug Company

 

 

 

2 // CUSHION
 

Paros Greek Key in Black & White by The Pillow Collection

£29.99

Wayfair

 

 

3 // TABLE LAMP

Greek Key Table Lamp by Safavieh

$142.34 for set of 2

Ebay

 

4 // MIRROR

Rochester Mirror Wenge Oak by Liang & Eimil

£506.00

Houseology

 

 

5 // CREDENZA

Siam Credenza

£2,995

Jonathon Adler

 

6 // WALLPAPER


 

Large Greek Key Black by Versace

£58.00 per roll

Wallpaper Direct

 

 

7 // FABRIC

 

 

Greek Key (White Saffron)

From £79 per m

Parker & Jules

 

8 // VINTAGE COFFEE TABLE

 

 

Pair of Brass Greek Key Design Side Tables

£1,750per set

1stdibs

 

9 // PICNICWARE

 

Orange Mykonos Melamine Bowl

£4.99 (down from £10)

Jonathan Adler

 

10 // BEDDING

Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Bedding

$49.00 - $279.00

Ballard Designs

 

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