Thursday, May 19, 2011

{trendspotting: quatrefoil love}

The quatrefoil motif isn't new to the design scene, but there seems to be a renewed love for this fabulous design. You can't flip through a decor mag without spotting the pattern somewhere!! And I am lusting over the furniture inspired by this classic motif; whether its a chair, headboard, or an inexpensive mirror, I think quatrefoil can add panache to any space!


Suzanne Kasler's Alexandra chair

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The dressing room above is gorgeous, and the quatrefoil chair looks right at home in this space. Take a peek around the corner and you'll find a beautiful quatrefoil window! I love when motifs are repeated in a room!!







Mirror via Lowe's, image via Belle Maison

Yum! I love all of these examples and I'm hoping to incorporate a little quatrefoil in my own home. Any one have other fab examples of using this motif?

20 comments:

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love it on the chairs - especially in the dressing room and office - very nice touch! That bed is pretty neat too with the shell material used - a beautiful sheen to the nice design...so pretty!!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love the chairs and that lilac bedroom with the fabulous wall treatment...sooooo gorgeous.

M3nI said...

It looks amazing on any form of furniture..but I think that the chairs are the most wonderful!! I want a quatrefoil shaped chair!!!
http://whateversuitsu.blogspot.com/

David Toms said...

What a wonderful motif that has so many different uses. Must say that the first pic and scheme is my favourite!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

love that shape! the chairs are v sweet, as is the headboard. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Bobi said...

Those pics are all beautiful. If I could I would have quatrefoil EVERYTHING! But instead, I just have a stenciled wall in my office!

You can see a pic of it in this post...

http://shoestringsophistication.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-my-house-looks-like-today.html

The Zhush said...

As I type this the ceiling mount fixture above my head is a quatrefoil...mildly obsessed with this shape, even if I can't spell it! LOVED this!!!!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love the quatrefoil motif - there's just something about it that really appeals to me. I wrote a post called Quatrefoil Love over at DesignTies last year. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out:

http://design-ties.blogspot.com/2010/05/quatrefoil-love.html

I don't usually get excited over dressing rooms, but I'm drooling over that one with the black & purple quatrefoil chair, quatrefoil window, and purple wallpapered ceiling. LOVE IT!

Brandi said...

I think I love it on the bed the best! I don't have any but I've always one of those little side tables with one. They are so expensive though!

CLARA said...

I LIKED it on the widow border, you always have great pictures!

Amanda said...

I love that window - so much character!! I recently found a black quatrefoil mirror at my local Target for $19.99, it was a great deal!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

GORGEOUS!! I want all of it!

design elements said...

wonderful! my wow goes to the 4th image...

many hugs to you, Nancy

Andrea Johnson said...

Blogs can be dangerous! I just popped over to Lowes after reading this and bought myself the mirror!! And yes I will always love quatrefoil, it always looks amazing:)

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I have a quatrefoil screen I found like the one seen in Cynthia Rowleys home in Elle Decor. I loves it. So yeah quatrefoil is the shiz.

Mel H said...

Wow - so fab. I wish we could find things like that here in Oz - ho hum...

Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

Gorgeous, every one

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

This is my favorite mofit! So baroque chic! Nancy, you must see what Thai Cong did restoring a residence from 1864 in Hamburg! Guess which motif was his starting point for the integral concept of the interior design... yes! Queatrefoil. Even the external architecture displays it! I'm sure you'll love it! This is the link to Thai Cong's website: http://www.thaicong.com/interiors.php. Huge Hug! XoXo

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love me a quatrefoil motif. I stopped by my favorite consignment shop this past week and spotted the most amazing chest with a quatrefoil design carved in the front. I was already picturing it painted white and sitting in my great room. I made my way over to it only to find a big old "SOLD" sign on top. :(

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

It's so pretty. Like a cross between geometric and floral. Need to incorporate this into my pad too!

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