Inspirational Shape {The Quatrefoil}

20 Jan

Today I am going to keep it short, sweet & simple. I have loved the shape of the quatrefoil for a quite sometime now and wanted to post a few of my favorite images with the beautiful shape. I love the shape so much that it has become a part of my soon to launch newly designed website and blog. Come back tomorrow for a sneak peek!

Here are a few fabulous facts about the quatrefoil:

-In Christianity, each of the leaves of the quatrefoil have symbolized the four evangelists of the Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

-In Native American culture, the four leaves of the quatrefoil are believed to symbolize the four ends of the earth. This represents Native American prayers to the North, South, East, and West.

-According to the Seattle First Baptist Church, the quatrefoil is an ancient symbol of good luck.

-Since it is easy to divide a quatrefoil into equal portions or into other shapes, it has also come to symbolize harmony, symmetry, and proportion.


Image Via: Jeneration Interiors

Image Via: Jeneration Interiors

Image Via: Houzz

Image Via: Charm Home

Image Via: Turquoise LA

Image Via: Studio Ten 25

Image Via: David Jimenez

Image Via: Decor Pad

7 Responses to “Inspirational Shape {The Quatrefoil}”

  1. Fran January 20, 2011 at 5:24 AM #

    I have always been a fan!! These inspirational pics are stunning!

  2. Jennifer Jensen January 20, 2011 at 9:20 AM #

    This is definitely one of my favorite shapes. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

  3. Jen@Organized-Design January 20, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    Love these pictures! I have also been a big fan of this design. Love reading your blog!

  4. Sheri January 20, 2011 at 4:16 PM #

    you know I’m a fan!

  5. Emily Z January 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM #

    Target is selling this mirror online and in stores for $20! They call it the Clover Mirror. Their mirrors look identical to the ones in the picture by Charm Home.

  6. bbrunophotography January 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM #

    Abbe, thanks for doing the legwork. I enjoyed the history lesson! That is such a graceful shape, and it does create a sense of harmony, doesn’t it? (I especially like the soothing wallpaper in that last pic.)

    Loving your blog!❤

  7. studioten25 January 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM #

    Your so welcome Bonnie! Thank you for stopping by the blog and I’m glad you loved the post.

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