Quatrefoil {love}

Last week I had the opportunity to guest post on Jamie Herzliner’s blog. My post? Quatrefoil {love}. The response was great and many were asking to see the photo’s enlarged so the detail can shine through. For those who we asking, today is your lucky day!

Quatrefoil is one of my favourite patterns and has made a comeback recently popping up in design magazines. To me, it’s classic, yet modern and I’m coveting anything quatrefoil these days.

Quatrefoil means “four leaves” and represents a flower with four petals or a leaf with four leaflets. The simplistic design first appeared in traditional Christian symbolism as a symmetrical shape with four partially overlapping circles. Prominent in Gothic Revival and Renaissance architecture, Quatrefoil is often found in Moorish and Gothic architecture. Today, quatrefoil is being used more and more in modern interior design. You can find the simple yet elegant design on rugs, fabrics, wallpapers, light fixtures and furniture. The shape continues to evolve and has been updated as a statement piece that fits with many design schemes.

Here’s a round of accessories and inspiring spaces with quatrefoil. Enjoy!

quatrefoil snip

Khachi Design Group

meredith heron

thom filicia

susanne kelley design


elle decor

thai cong

Gorgeous right? What do you think about the lovely quatrefoil motif?

Accessories Credits: 1: Horchow 2 & 3: inVU Drapery Co. 4: The Kellogg Collection 5: CSN Stores 6: oomph 7: Circa Lighting Photo Credits: Khachi Design Group, Meredith Heron Design, Thom Felicia, Susanne Kelley Design, Houzz, elle decor and Thai Cong


Anonymous said…
YAY! I love a Quatrefoil pattern as well, thanks for sharing some great images, Wendy.

*Tania @ Passport2Design.com
Tim said…
Love the pattern! I reupholstered a sofa with it as well! The client loves it! Classic and elegant!
I love the quatrefoil motif! I have an eye on this fabulous mirror from Lowes (http://bit.ly/paMQxu) for my front entry. I just don't know if it's available in Canada :-(
Staci Edwards said…
I too happen to love the quatrefoil - hence using it on the switch studio button! :) Great post Wendy!
Anonymous said…
We have the same quatrefoil at our family ch√Ęteau in France. I imagine they must have been put in place in the 1800s at some point. Wonderful to see these modern takes on it!

Karena said…
Wendy, it has truly become such a classic, forever design. I adore the table, the pillows, the ceiling, the screens, oh I could go on and on!


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I just stumbled across your blog today and knew I was going to love it when I saw you were posting about quatrefoil. This is my current obsession and I love all your images. Happy to be following along!
I have always loved that pattern and had no idea it had such a fancy name. Love it. You learn something new everyday!

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