Jenny Blanc Writes…Wonderful Wallpaper Part 2: Tropical Prints

Wonderful Wallpapers - Tropical Prints
The iconic banana leaf wallpaper at The Beverly Hills Hotel created by Don Loper in 1942 has made tropical prints a design staple that has come to be an emblem of luxury and elegance

Jenny Blanc PictureWith a heatwave in London what better way to anticipate Summer than with some simply gorgeous tropical prints? Don Loper created the banana leaf print wallpaper in 1942 for The Beverly Hills Hotel (see above). The palm leaf is an especially timeless motif; from bold geometrics to more traditional prints, which were introduced in colonial times, images of tropical leaves and palm trees are a go-to for creating a sense of the exotic, luxury, travel, and therefore, adventure. The verdant green leaves create a sense of lush fertility. However, the current trend sees tropical plants represented in all different forms and colours by the major design houses. From tonal variations in green and blue by Nobilis, to oranges and golds. There is a real trend, wherever you may be, for bringing an exotic touch into the home.

Nobilis
Nobilis have created a stunning and hugely varied collection of palm leaf prints in their Cosmopolitan collection…

Nobilis Cosmopolitan - Wallpaper Set 1
Clockwise From Top Left: Cosmopolitan in Curacao, Cosmopolitan in Vert Tropical, Cosmopolitan in Cerfeuil and Cosmopolitan in Noir all by Nobilis
Nobilis Cosmopolitan - Wallpaper Set 2
Clockwise From Top Left: Cosmopolitan in Ciel d’été, Cosmopolitan in Turquoise Mosaïque, Cosmopolitan in Vert Pin, Cosmopolitan in Emeraude all by Nobilis
Nobilis Cosmopolitan - Wallpaper Set 3
Clockwise From Top Left: Cosmopolitan in Noir, Cosmopolitan in Argent, Cosmopolitan in Jaune Souffre, Cosmopolitan in Bleu Baltique all by Nobilis

Cole & Son
With Palm Jungle Cole & Son have created a traditional style of print using more subtle colour ways within the Contemporary Restyled Collection…

Cole and Sons - Wallpaper Set
Contemporary Restyled Collection in Palm Jungle by Cole & Son

Sahco
Of course there are not only tropical leaves, but also birds of paradise, which Sahco have used to create a magnificent aviary with this modern wall panel in their newest collection…

Sahco - Wallpaper Set
Paradiso 01 Wall Panel by Sahco

Christopher Farr
Christopher Farr’s fabric range, Brisa, featuring tropical palm prints in a vibrant and sophisticated selection of colourways is also available as a custom made wallpaper…

Christopher Farr - Wallpaper Set
Clockwise From Top Left: Brisa in Green, Brisa in Aqua, Brisa in Lemon, Brisa in Sage, Brisa in Hot Pink all by Christopher Farr

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