Southern Style

Quilting, Quilting Everywhere

Geometric motifs get sewn into the world of home décor

For the last few seasons in the fashion world, all things “quilt,” such as jackets by the Atlanta native Emily Bode and dresses by Sea NYC, have topped trend lists. But the timeless motifs may translate even more beautifully to home décor, and designs that replicate or interpret classic quilt patterns such as flying geese, tumbling blocks, nine patch, herringbone, and diamond block occur more often in pillows, wallpapers, rugs, and more than one might think—if you’re looking closely. And since the geometric styles mesh well with small prints, florals, stripes, abstracts, and solids, they’re equally at home in both modern and traditional environments. Here are just a few of my favorite looks. 

A Flying Geese–Inspired Pillow from Jayson Home


Tumbling Blocks Wallpaper by Adelphi Paper Hangings

$15 per sample;

Diamond Block Rug by Annie Selke x Mark D. Sikes


Stone Tile That Nods to Nine-Patch Blocks by New Ravenna

$163 per square foot;

Herringbone Placemat by Mi Cocina


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