Greek Key, Greek Fret or Meander “a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif”
The Greek Key motif is a common decorative element in Greek and Roman Art. In ancient Greece this motif would appear in many architectural friezes, and pottery. The design is common today in classicizing architecture, and of course home décor and fashion.
I put together an OlioBoard showcasing some of my favorite pieces using the Greek Key motif. I tried to include a variety of products to really showcase how versatile this pattern truly is. You can see that it works wonderfully in everything from wallpaper to silverware.
It always lends itself to a classic touch in a room. Slightly masculine and tailored. My eye is always drawn to this design in a room, especially when done in a really graphic mix like black and white.
Greek Key Bedding Contemporary boys room Pamplemousse Design – NY
This amazing boy’s bedroom was done by Pamplemousse Design Inc based in NY. You can see how well the Greek Key motif was used in this room – subtle and well appointed. This room is clean and modern, yet classic. I just love it!
How have you used the Greek Key motif in your own home?
Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!
Veronica Solomon Owner/ lead Designer Casa Vilora Interiors