The trend of the moment : tropical leaves

in Ispiration

I have always been into tropical and colonial looks so I am really happy to see designers such as Matthew Williamson and Christian Lacroix embracing the primitive fascination of palm tree forests in their new collections (for Osborne & Little and Designers Guilds, respectively). Plants -as I’ve stated other times before – are a great way to decorate, so why not introduce explosive shades of green into fabrics and wall papers! The choice is wide nowadays, for every taste and pocket; here are some of the most interesting designs.

I really like the armchair upholstered in Pierry Frey Mauritius linen, it is fabulous.
House of Hackney has invested a lot in the ever green design pictured below, launching  Palmeral, a line of lampshades, screens, hot pads, mugs and so on. I like the notepads and the deck chair but I am not sure about the clothing and the black lampshades: it is a succesful design but I think we are slightly exaggerating here.
Another classic is the Martinica Banana Leaf wall paper designed in 1942 by Don Loper for the Beverly Hills Hotel and sold ever since.
What do you think? Are you in touch with your primitive side?

From the top:
Mauritius from Pierre Frey
Martinica Banana Leaf wallpaper by Don Loper available at DW Los Angeles
Jardin Exo’chic – Bouganvillier cotton by Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild 
Palma Verde by Micheal Szell for Christopher Farr
Curica by Micheal Szell for Christopher Farr
Sunbird cotton and wall covering by Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little 
At the bottom /in basso:
Palmeral cotton, linen, wall covering and much more for House of Hackney