Quatrefoil, noun, a 4-lobed foliation in architecture.

This 4 sided, leaf-like shape is centuries old. The first known use of the word is dated back to the 15th century. And although the quatrefoil had its hay day during the Gothic Revival and Renaissance era, its classic style is still showing up today in chic and modern designs!

Quatrefoil for the 21st century:

Restoration Hardware, Gothic Quatrefoil Mirror

Room with white quatrefoil screen, photo from DecorPad
Darcy Quatrefoil Red File Tote Bag from PaperStyle

Quatrefoil Armiore by Niermann Weeks

Quatrefoil Red Pillow from COCOCOZY

Quatrefoil bowl from Big Lots

Von Cleef and Arpels Vintage Alhambra necklace

In Sex in the City 2, Carrie and “Mr. Big” (above) have a headboard made from Kravet’s fabric Velvet Gate Tuxedo

Quatrefoil bedding from Echelon
Ballard Designs is always a great site/catalog for quatrefoil designs. Here are a few:




Happy shopping for your quatrefoil finds! ~TRES CHIC

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