I’m just back from Grenada and I’ve got palm trees and bananas on my mind — especially as the view from my window is all about rain, rain, rain — the horizontal kind. Typical summer in England. So, why not bring some tropical sun into your home (even if it’s blowing a gale outside), with some lush, tropical leaves?
I am in love with these vintage brass palm tree floor lamps. I’m going to have to find a place for on in my flat. Pictures from fromtherightbank.com
Even since it was first hung up in the Beverley Hills Hotel, the Martinique banana leaf wallpaper was been popular. Lovvvve.
First and last pictures from sarahsarna.com , all others from martiniquewallpaper.com
Even one of my favourite interior decorators, the inimitable Dorothy Draper, used it in her iconic decoration for The Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia (pictures below from simplifiedstyleblog.com
and, where there are banana leaves on the walls, could carpet be far behind?
I found these tropical area rugs for sale on privapumba.com (below).
What could be nicer than to wake up surrounded by tropical greenery?
(Pictures from top left: crealotu.com , sarahsarna.com, decorvibes.com (interior by Michelle Workman Interiors) and buyerselect.com.
How about some Martinique banana leaf curtains? Pictures from sarahsarna.com.
You can even get a tropical leaf shower curtain! From amazon.com
Speaking of curtains…
Pictures from cocokelley.com
Not forgetting cushions, of course…
From left: Kimberley-down-cushions.co.uk and on right fashionsquad.com
This new restaurant in Farringdon, London is definitely a place I need to check out:
Image of the restaurant in the Bourne and Hollingsworth Hotel on businesstraveller.com
But if you want a quick tropical fix, why not pop around to your local florist and pick up some tropical leaves?
Images from coastalshorecreations.com