Sunday, January 3, 2010

Meandering through time

The Greek Key was the most important motif of ancient Greece, and the most common decorative element in Greek and Roman art. It is common in present day architecture as a neoclassical element. It symbolizes infinity and unity, and provides the geometric basis for fretwork. Rather suprisingly, it is also known as the Meander, recalling the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River of southwestern Turkey. The path leads us to these striking accents ~

Hand painted floral details, three drawers and intricate fretwork make for the perfect Mirrored Desk, through Pieces, Inc.

Michael Berman's Midtown Lounge Chair is looking decidedly uptown!

With the classicism and formality that typifies Wedgewood, the gold-rimmed Dynasty.

Inlaid mother of pearl and silver leaf accent the Cicero Occasional Table from Belle Meade Signature.

Exclusive for Kravet Couture, Grand Key/Taupe #9307.16, is 118" wide, made from CS Trevira.

The Galon Athenee Tape (1-1/2" and 3" widths, 25 colors) from Clarence House and the Aristotle Greek Key Border (5/8", 1-3/8", 2-3/4" widths, 17 colors) from Samuel & Sons Passementerie provide the perfect finishing touch.

Leontine Linens contrasts terra-cotta linen with tan poplin trim in their Pamela bedding.

Borrowing from the past for a fresh look for today.


  1. How wonderful that you posted this fabled design in a historical context. I cannot tell you the number of people that have told me they thought Versace made it up!

  2. Thanks for the nice comments!

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