A Touch of Tropical
May 15, 2014
Yes, it’s true, I’m on a tropical kick lately, and I find myself drawn more and more to accents of bold palm print textiles and carved wood furniture. I’ve always been a coastal inspired girl, the sand and sea palette is present everywhere in my home, but the breezy look of rooms inspired by climates closer to the equator now has me craving touches of the islands indoors.
Tropical interiors take their cue from the islands where you’ll find botanicals in bright hues, ocean blues, and lush greens. Inserting a touch of tropical into your home is a breezy way to break away from coastal inspired looks for a feel that’s more exotic.
Tropical textiles are one way to capture the look at home. Consider fabrics or rugs for your bedroom or living room that possess a palm frond or island botanical motif.
Carved wood furniture is another way to get the West Indies look a home.
phoebe howard / group 3 designs
Pineapple patterns and accents are trending, yes that humble fruit that is also a symbol of hospitality in the South! Time to put a pineapple (or parrot) on it to bring that island vibe indoors.
Any home, coastal or cottage, can capture the feel with the presence of a few large palm fronds or banana leaves. Stick them in a vase, turn on the ceiling fan, and watch them sway in the breeze . . .
Who’s ready for a touch of tropical in your home?