Using shapes and geometric patterns to enhance interior designs is not a new trend. Geometry in architecture and design has been evident since the time of the Great Pyramids. At this year’s High Point Market, we came across many attractive designs that inspired us to highlight the dynamic designs in our transitional woven and handcarved furniture. Incorporating eye-catching patterns helps us add movement, geometry and other engaging design elements to our pieces.
At Gabby, one of our favorite geometric shapes to play with is the Quatrefoil. Historically, the Quatrefoil pattern was prolific in Gothic architecture. A Quatrefoil — meaning “four leaves” in Latin — is a shape composed of four equal lobes, or rather, four equally overlapping circles with the same diameters, creating a delicate and feminine shape. Sometimes, a square is combined with the four circles for a more complicated, barbed shape that adds a more masculine touch.
Take a look at some of our pieces accentuated by the classic Quatrefoil.
The gorgeous Edwin Quatrefoil Coffee Table plays up two of our favorite materials — iron and recycled pine. The design of the table centers around the large Quatrefoil-shaped tabletop and is ideal as a transitional centerpiece in an eclectic space.
Our Edward Ottoman resembles the Edwin table with a classic Quatrefoil shape and an iron base. A tufted linen top makes it the perfect addition to a sophisticated living room. The team at StyleBeat loved this piece when we first introduced it!
The Barnaby Vellum Tray is both highly functional and stylish. Its Quatrefoil design is made out of a sophisticated cream vellum and accented with antique gold. This piece is perfect to use during cocktail parties or as an accessory for breakfast in bed.
Our take on a more industrial and rustic style, the Zinnia Dining Table, is simple yet sturdy. The tabletop was constructed of hand-hewn provincial acacia and the base was constructed from iron black ore. This dining table showcases the Quatrefoil design in a slightly more subtle manner than some of our other pieces and would fit seamlessly in multiple interior design styles.
Anything but ordinary, the Robinson Quatrefoil Coffee Table is made from a mixture of faux shagreen and sturdy oak. These two materials compliment each other, but still make for quite an unusual combination. The unmistakable Quatrefoil design makes this piece quite the conversation starter.
The Cassandra Side Table is a gorgeous Quatrefoil-shaped table made of resin with a mirrored top and a distressed dove finish that creates a chic yet slightly rustic touch.
An excellent choice as a bold bedside table or end table, our Cynthia Side Table offers organic appeal with a limestone top formed in the shape of a Quatrefoil. Iron legs with a rusty black finish meet at the center of the table’s stretcher and is accented with a smaller Quatrefoil shape.
The stunning Maggie Mirror features a rare Quatrefoil design inspired by the Baroque cathedrals of the 17th century and can easily become the focal point of any room. The silver and white finished frame pairs perfectly with the classic antiqued mirror.
Breathtakingly elegant, the design of the Lewis Chandelier was garnered from Gothic architectural detailing. Two interlocking Quatrefoil shapes finished in chipped gold hold four chandelier bulbs. A decorative ball hangs from the center, adding character to the piece.
The Atwood Chandelier is our unique take on the classic Quatrefoil shape. This iron chandelier’s antique gold finish helps it stand out in any space.
The Atwood Chandelier’s popularity helped inspire our Charlotte Transitional Lamp, which combines classic shapes and an antique gold finish with an acrylic base for a lamp that’s as elegant as it is interesting.
For more Quatrefoil-shaped furnishing and other stylish pieces, browse through the Gabby website, or take a look at our online catalog.