One of the first blog posts I created when I started my blog in 2007 was about the quatrefoil shape, and I followed up a few months later with a ‘part II’. I remember having a hard time finding images of non-architecture items with the quatrefoil design. That is certainly not the case today! The quatrefoil motif has become one of the favorite designs in jewelry, furniture, and design in recent years. Even though the design has become more ubiquitous in recent years, I am still loving it.
Three variations on the ancient quatrefoil motif.
Quatrefoil window from the Bobby McAlpine house I recently visited.
I love the lacy character of this beautiful quatrefoil lamp sold at Horchow. (Click on image for store item).
A floor lamp, also sold at Horchow, in the quatrefoil motif. Click on image for store item.
A beautiful quatrefoil screen by Uttermost. Click on image to go to store link.
A lovely collection of quatrefoil jewelry from James Avery (click on each image to go to store item).
Quatrefoil motif crib from Target (click image to link to store item). I actually think this is a cute crib - and it converts to a toddler bed too.
Circa Lighting/Visual Comfort has a variety of lamps with the quatrefoil theme (click here to see website).
Customized cocktail napkins with a quatrefoil motif, and personalized initials. The ultimate gift for the quatrefoil fan! Click on image for store link.
Pretty quatrefoil bangles from Bergdorf Goodman. I am partial to the gold one! Click on images for store item.
This mirror is called the ‘Hayes Quatrefoil Metal Clad’ mirror by Arteriors. Although not the classic quatrefoil shape, there is something about this mirror that brings in both the masculine and the classic. Click on image for store link (I believe this mirror is on sale now). This is similar to a mirror that I have in my powder room, but the price point is way more reasonable!
I love the design of this bracelet – and the fact that the pattern is also part of the clasp. Click image to see store item.
Finally, the Alexandra chair from the Suzanne Kasler collection by Hickory Chair. This quatrefoil has become a signature motif for Kasler, and is seen in her lines for Ballard, Hickory Chair, and Visual Comfort.
I am still a fan of the quatrefoil, and probably always will be. What about you? Do you own any quatrefoil related items in your house? To comment directly on the blog post, please click here.
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