Just as the name implies, we can thank the ancient Greeks for gifting us with their snaking key pattern. No longer reserved for Neo-classical buildings and stone friezes, this geometric motif has enjoyed a steady presence in the design world—making the Gods of Mount Olympus pleased, I'm sure. Trad-loving mortals will be happy to know that the ornamentation can be found on just about every home finishing, from blue-and-white tiles to etched barware and beyond. It's also more versatile than you may have expected: Greek key in bright, poppy hues can read preppy and cheery, while muted tones lend a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic. Keep scrolling for some of the goods we're loving right now.
for the bathroom
Greek Key Towels, $16.50—$48.00; Garnet Hill.
for the desk
Greek Key Frame Note, $19/set of 10; Crane & Co.
FOR THE PORCH
Elia Outdoor Rug in Gray, $195.00—$485.00; One Kings Lane.
FOR THE KITCHEN
Carnaby Greek Key Mug, $18; Jonathan Adler.
FOR THE SOFA
Greek Key Throw, $79; Pottery Barn.
FOR THE GARDEN
Grace Around Garden Stool by Abbyson Living, $129; Gilt.
FOR THE BED
Greek Key Trim Pillow in Coral, $115; Furbish Studio.
FOR THE BAR
Greek Key Embroidered Cocktail Napkins by Trina Turk, $24/set of 4; Burke Decor.