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 recently moved to Portland, Maine, with my family. I spend most of my days reading storybooks and running after my two amazing toddlers, Juniper and Leo. I work as a freelance writer, blogger, stylist, and media consultant. 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 checking out the antique stores up here whenever I have free time.
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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
Baby Quilt, Modern Plus Design by Never Not Quilting - $180
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.
Classic Red Cross Wall Hanging in Hoop, Gray by Miniature Rhino - $32
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.
Swiss Cross Titanium Tiles
If you love the Swiss cross pattern, you may consider tiling the bathroom with rows of shiny gold Swiss cross shapes.
Plus 9 Throw, Orange - $350
I love the colors and the geometric design of this cozy throw. There's a subtle Swiss cross pattern that you can see in purple.
Cross Blanket, Orange - CAD 245
I would love this blanket for my sofa. The repeat Swiss cross pattern looks great in red and white.
Plus Typographic/Swiss Cross Pillow by Zana - $27
This Etsy seller makes a number of Swiss cross pillows. The black and white color palette feels the most modern to me.
Vintage Swiss Army Blanket by Miss Greenthing - $399
This vintage Swiss blanket has a masculine style that would balance a space with lots of girly accessories.
X-Large Coffee Sack Basket, Black Swiss Cross by Brin & Nohl - $39.99
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.
Pia Wallén Cross Baby Blanket, Black & White - GBP 55
This baby blanket features a black and white Swiss cross pattern. It would create a graphic photo backdrop for all those newborn pics.
First Aid Storage Medicine Cabinet by The Shop at Rock Creek - $125
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.
Modern 'Pia' Baby Quilt or Throw by Folk and Modern
Who said the Swiss cross has to be in red? Here's a quilt using a hot pink Swiss cross pattern.
First-Aid Hotel Room Drop Muslin Bags by Little Chicklets - $75
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.
Big Orange and Lemon Yellow Reversible First-Aid Pillow Cover by Pillowhappy - $45
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!
Swiss Cross Fabric - $17.50
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.
Safety Clutch, Red by Roxy Marj - $32
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.
Plus One Linen Orange Wall Decal - $5
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.
Cross Rug - $695
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.
Cross Cards by Meredith Sand Designs - $25
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.
Turquoise Cross White Washi Masking Tape Roll by Charm Tape - $2.88
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.