Current Obsessions

So, my current obsessions have everything to do with shape and form.  I am not sure whether it is a trend or if my eye just gravitates to these forms.  My first obsession is horizontal stripes…I love the look on the walls and for curtain panels.  It is even on my list of things to make for the house (more to come on that project).  For now…the source of my obsession:

Horizontal Window Panels

One would think that these curtain panels are easy to locate….not so much.  So, I will make my own.  For now, just some inspiration…

Going Horizontal

And, now for the second obsession…the quarterfoil.  According to wikipedia, “the quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic Revival and Renaissance, but can still be seen on countless churches and cathedrals today. It is 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.”

Quarterfoil in Architecture

I am not really sure when I started to notice this shape or from.  But, once you see it and know you like it…you tend to see it everywhere and in everything.  Maybe it is a trend or maybe it is just me.  I think it’s strong presence in architecture and the structured look of a flower is what intrigues me.  But, who really cares.  I just like it.

Quarterfoils Everywhere

My personal favorite right now, is the quarterfoil wallcovering in this pantry…this seems like the most unlikely place, but is really so lovely.  I might just have to do this.

Pantry Quarterfoil

Really…isn’t that great!

You can find all of these images on my pinterest board “for the Home” and the corresponding links.