Style Roundup: Modern Cross

Style Roundup: Modern Cross

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Janel Laban
Sep 28, 2009
(Welcome to Heather from Portland. She is one of the bloggers trying out for a place on the Apartment Therapy editorial team, covering different cities in the NW. Comments welcome!)
As graphic motifs go, the modern cross is great when used as a bold punch of color in the right place. In traditional red and white, it recalls the Red Cross logo or the Swiss flag; when the cross is extended to the borders of the object it adorns, it can read Scandinavian. In off-red or mixed with a shot of cool green, the mod cross... ...takes on a fresh feel. The mod cross is especially great when rendered in fabric, as it softens the strong motif. Shown above, left to right: 1. Twin Pillows from Joan's All-In-One 2. Me Plus You Modern Quilt pattern by Kelly McCaleb, Etsy, $10. 3. Red Cross pillow in Liz Dougherty Pierce's NY loft from Country Home via Marley & Lockyer. 4. Hot Pink Cross Quilt by BettyNinja. 5. Pieced Pink Cross Pillow by Smile and Wave. -Heather
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