Trending Now: Acanthus Leaf Designs

While its heritage is centuries old, the graceful acanthus leaf remains a fashionable design motif for all time.

  1. Attractive Accent

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    acanthus leaf tile

    Integrate elements of fashionable color and sophisticated design with this 4"-square Acanthus leaf accent tile from Ravenstone Tiles. Tiles are available in any single color glaze or stain, including pine green, blue-grey, sepia or spearmint (shown). Prices are $15 each.

    Ravenstone Tiles

  2. Crowning Glory

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    acanthus leaves molding

    Use Acanthus leaves the same way ancient Greeks did—as a lovely border to frame the top of a room. This elegant crown molding from Osborne Wood features deeply carved acanthus leaves in a vertical layout. Sold in eight-foot sections, pricing starts at $108 per piece for rubberwood up to $161 for soft maple.

    Osborne Wood Products

  3. Pull With Panache

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    acanthus leaf hardware

    This stylish Acanthus leaf drawer pull from Belwith Keeler is constructed of solid brass and finished in an antique Wellington Bronze finish. The traditional pull measures 6-3/8" long and 1" wide. Available at Bath & Kitchen Decor for $17.20 per piece.

    Bath & Kitchen Decor

  4. Focus on Fashion

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    acanthus leaf ceiling medallion

    All eyes will be on your ceiling, when you add this lovely Acanthus Regal Ceiling Medallion from Lamps Plus to your ceiling light fixture or fan. The medallion measures 16" wide and is finished in a classic bronze hue. Price is $99.99.

    Lamp Plus

  5. Light It Up

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    acanthus leaf sconce

    This exquisite Acanthus wall sconce from Sea Gull Lighting features the delicate leaf pattern in curving metalwork with a dusted gold-silver finish. Designed for two bulbs, the fixture measures 14" wide by 12-1/2" high and comes with an 8' cord. Price is $113 at Lighting Catalog.

    Lighting Catalog

  6. Wallpaper

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    acanthus wallpaper

    This Acanthus wallpaper is from The Baroque Papers Collection of Farrow & Ball. Featuring a detailed fluid stripe with a curved leaf design, it is available in 21 colorways, including Wimborne White shown here.  

    Farrow & Ball

  7. Shaw Carpet

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    Shaw Carpet

    Shaw's Mirabella Collection features this delicately detailed Acanthus pattern in a selection of colors. Machine-made of 100% recycled nylon, it is available in rugs and runners of various sizes, from $59 to $999 at Rug Studio.

    Shaw Carpet

  8. Corbel

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    acanthus leaf corbel

    The Legacy Acanthus corbel series from Van Dykes Restorers is offered in a wide selection of designs and sizes, plus a choice of five North American woods to suit any application. This one, measuring 14" high, is $69.99.

    VanDykes

  9. Doormat

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    acanthus leaf doormat

    Leave it to an Acanthus scroll border to elevate the appeal of the basic doormat. This design from Creative Accents in Wrought Iron combines a natural coir insert with a molded rubber border. Available in various sizes; pricing starts at $48 from The Home Depot. 

    Home Depot

  10. Marble Mantel

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    Marble Mantel

    The Orleans reproduction antique marble fireplace mantle is based on a French Louis XV design. The Rococo design is elaborately detailed with compound curves, shells, and Acanthus leaves and is available in a choice of marble. Price is $3,661 at Design The Space.

    Design The Space

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