Guest Picks: Cure Style Doldrums With Swiss Cross Accessories
If your home decor could use some reviving, apply these blankets, pillows and tiles and watch it perk right up
I live in a loft in Brooklyn, a recent transplant to Greenpoint (love my neighborhood!). I work as a freelance writer, blogger, stylist, gilder, and crafter. I curate a daily personal lifestyle blog called the Haystack Needle (http://www.thehaystackneedleonline.com). I'm also one half of the shop Cabin 7 (http://www.shopcabin7.com) — a collection of gilded objects for the home. I started out in magazines, working in the home department of Real Simple magazine and later worked as the home editor of Redbook. I love to scout cool finds for the home — everything from an amazing loveseat to a green laundry detergent that really works. I'm a new mama to our baby girl, Juniper, who amazes me every day with her curiosity for life and big smiles.
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One pattern that I've seen popping up everywhere lately is the Swiss cross — it's no longer stuck on the medicine cabinet. Nowadays, it's easy to spot a Swiss cross in many textiles. No matter the color, it feels iconic and classic, and it complements both vintage and modern styles. Here are 20 finds that feature the bold Swiss cross. — Jen from The Haystack Needle
This baby quilt features Swiss crosses in a mix of red, teal and gray. It has a handmade modern style that would be a sweet gift for a baby girl or boy.
This gray Swiss cross wall hanging comes from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Miniature Rhino. It has a modern handmade style that would look great mixed in with frames on a gallery wall.
If you love the Swiss cross pattern, you may consider tiling the bathroom with rows of shiny gold Swiss cross shapes.
I would love this blanket for my sofa. The repeat Swiss cross pattern looks great in red and white.
This Etsy seller makes a number of Swiss cross pillows. The black and white color palette feels the most modern to me.
This vintage Swiss blanket has a masculine style that would balance a space with lots of girly accessories.
Here's a cool way to store toys, magazines or towels in the bathroom. I love the combination of the black Swiss cross and the rustic coffee sack fabric.
This baby blanket features a black and white Swiss cross pattern. It would create a graphic photo backdrop for all those newborn pics.
If your bathroom lacks storage, here's a vintage-style cabinet that spells out its function with the classic red cross. Each cabinet is custom made using reclaimed wood.
Who said the Swiss cross has to be in red? Here's a quilt using a hot pink Swiss cross pattern.
Here's a helpful gift to leave by the bedside in a guest room. This Swiss cross–stamped muslin pouch makes the perfect container for a handy mini first-aid kit for overnight guests.
The pop of orange makes for a bold color combination on this handmade pillow. When you get bored of the orange, reverse the pillow cover for a yellow Swiss cross. It's two for one!
I can think of a dozen ways I could use this Swiss cross fabric in craft projects. I'd also love to see a chair or ottoman reupholstered in this classic modern print.
This handmade pouch is on my wish list. I'd love to use it to organize little stuff on my desk, perhaps all my loose receipts.
This orange Swiss cross pattern is actually a wall decal that you can find on Spoonflower. You can also get the same pattern in wallpaper or fabric.
Jonathan Adler designed a Swiss cross rug that's available in a few colors. The pattern would make a simple and bold statement in a room.
This simple iPhone case is a standout favorite. The tiny black Swiss cross pattern protects your phone in style.
Send a loved one your well-wishes with this hand-stamped card. It's one of those cool cards that you'd be likely to keep and display after you receive it.
Washi tape is so popular in the craft world, so of course, you can now find the on-trend Swiss cross as a washi tape pattern.
Ideabook published on Feb. 23, 2013.
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