Crazy for Quatrefoils

The Nandina team just returned from an exhilarating visit to High Point Home Furnishings Market. While there were many new trends that we picked up on, the one we couldn’t miss was the use of the quatrefoil…everywhere!
In architecture and traditional Christian symbolism, a quatrefoil is a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. The quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic Revival and Renaissance, but can still be seen on countless churches and cathedrals today. (Wikipedia)

Croyland Abbey

For our design purposes, the quatrefoil is the perfect symmetrical shape to add to almost anything! Here are a few images to spark your creativity…

This perfectly pink bedroom is accented with the custom quatrefoil side chairs.

Hickory Chair Showroom







The pattern is beautiful when used in lighting. Either as a single element, or in repeating patterns.






A lovely timeless tile









Simplistic quatrefoil shape in jewelry design


Don’t be afraid to add pattern to your room. Here, the pillows and draperies unite to add pizazz to a neutral palette.


Quatrefoils are showing up in luxurious drapery, bedding and upholstery fabrics. Some formal, some more playful.









Our own Lathem showing off another quatrefoil stunner!

So you see, it’s not the quatrefoil that’s new. What’s new and fresh is taking this very old perfectly symmetrical symbol and using it in fun and innovative ways to liven up your home.

Until next time!



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