I know, I’ve been a bad blogger! It’s just I’ve had so much going on! After graduating 8 years ago from college with my BA in Interior Design, I took a job as a design consultant with a large home builder. Over the years I’ve worked as a consultant for three different high-end builders. I’ve been very blessed to have had a successful career in an industry that has been volatile with the economy and plagued by layoffs. But over past few years, I’ve come to feel creatively stifled. So after much deliberation, I decided to resign! I’ve taken a job as a sales rep with a large granite and stone distrubutor. I’m so excited about my carreer change and look forward to dedicating more time to interior design, my blog and A Creative Interior!
This week I’ve been Crazy Over Quatrefoil!
According to Wikipedia the quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic Revival and Renaissance but can still be seen today in countless churches and cathedrals. It’s most commonly found as tracery, mainly in Gothic architecture, where a quatrefoil can often be seen at the top of a Gothic arch, sometimes with stained glass on the interior. Designers are using quartrefoils, trefoils and painted arches on everything from chandeliers, to mirrors and beds. And why not? Gothic style has lightened up considerably over the years.
While milling around at one of my favotie haunts, Home Goods, I came across these cool quartrefoil, hurricane-style candleholders. I immediately bought one for our powder bath.
Here they are a little closer up. The Elysee Pierced Jar ($14.99 at Home Goods).
This amazing bedroom by designer Thom Filica uses a quatrefoil headboard to bring a graphic element space.
Super cute burlap quartrefoil pillow from Clayton Gray Home. It’s available in many different colors. (Spa Blue $165.00)
Amazing space by designer Jennifer Dyer. Absolute Perfection!
Very cool headboard from Horchow, one of my favorite stores…
Check out this beautiful handmade bowl from www.baradeneartshow.co.nz
What a glamorous side chair!
Although this space is a little too cluttered for my personal taste, I dig the quartrefoil tile backsplash. I also really like the pendant fixture!
I would love to have this door handle on our front door! What a stylish and classy touch.
Elegant and stunning display of antiques!
Great space! Cool vintage-style and awesome wallpaper.
Very elegant floor lamp and ceiling-mount fixture.
Please stay tuned for more! Thanks for reading!