Monday, April 2, 2012
My New Ideabook on Houzz - The Greek Key
Please check out my new Ideabook on Houzz on the Greek key. I actually had an irate reader reprimand me for showing Greek key as an element of Chinoiserie design. Well, my dear reader, the term Greek key is a modern designation. It refers to a meander, a decorative design constructed of a continuous line shaped into a repeated motif. The meander dates back to ancient China, Rome, and Greece. It is found in abundance in Chinese architecture, porcelain, and art. I think the Greek key design works so beautifully in a room with other Chinoiserie elements because it injects a graphic and geometric boldness to the prettiness of Chinoiserie, preventing a room from becoming too twee. The history lesson has concluded; you are now at liberty to check out all the great Greek key ideas on my Ideabook. My Houzz link can always be found in my sidebar as well.