Going Bananas


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?

palm tree floor lamp  palm tree floor lamp 2

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.

martinique 3 martinque wallpaper  martinque in room   martinique wallpaper 5

martinique wallpaper 4 palm leaf hall

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

palm tree wallpaper lobby

and, where there are banana leaves on the walls, could carpet be far behind?

palm leaf carpet

I found these tropical area rugs for sale on privapumba.com (below).

tropical rug tropical rugs 2

What could be nicer than to wake up surrounded by tropical greenery?

  palm leaf bedroom palm leaf bedroom 2

palm tree bedroom bedding 2

(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.

palm leaf bathroom 3 palm leaf bathroom 4

You can even get a tropical leaf shower curtain! From amazon.com

palm leaf curtain

Speaking of curtains…

palm leaf curtains palm leaf curtain 2

Pictures from cocokelley.com

Not forgetting cushions, of course…

palm cushions   banana leaf cushion

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:

palm tree upholstery

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?

palm leaf palm leaf 4

palm leaf 3 palm leaf 2

Images from coastalshorecreations.com




About Adrienne Chinn

I'm a writer, blogger, interior designer, traveller, photographer, dog lover, foodie, slow jogger, nature walker, adventuress and aspiring eccentric.
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