It’s Bananas


A banana leaf print can jazz up an otherwise sober white interior. Like this one, after an oil painting by artist Ildiko Olah from Budapest.


Is your big day coming up? If you want to forgo traditional designs and pastel colours: check out these wedding invitations with banana leaf print. Available at Centanni Design via Etsy.


This is a superb styling idea: grouping three beautiful prints above your bed. The Moroccan wedding blanket adds a bohemian but luxurious feel.

This cute robe by Australian label Masini & Chern wil give you that holiday feeling all year long. The brand also sells lovely pyjamas with a banana leaf print.


Say hello to the beautiful Martinique wallpaper! It was designed in 1942 by decorator Don Loper for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has had iconic status ever since. You can still buy it now, at


Don’t want to spend any minute without the lovely banana leaves? Why don’t you decorate your mobile phone or iPad with this great Martinique Banana Leaf Tropical iPhone Case? sells beautiful ones for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Motorola. No doubt you’ll feel tropical and chilled out all day long.

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The banana leaf print works well on soft furnishings too – as seen in this fun apartment in Australia, with cushions and a pouf by Australian label Square Fox designs.


How’s this for a show stopper? A chair by CR Laine, covered in the Brazilliance fabric that was designed by legendary decorator Dorothy Draper.


Soft Geometry


Geometry and animals make for an unusual combination – and that’s why it works. The geometry ensures animal prints don’t look too cutesy, and the animals take the hard edges off the geometry.




If you’re a true DIY enthusiast, it’s possible to make your own 3D wall decoration. This pretty mint green and blue one, made with paper, was featured in French DIY magazine KNOT.


Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings has a knack for combining geometry with unexpected colours. This bed linen design is called Syrup. It’s part of the Minimal collection, available through Danish design emporium Hay.


Rumiko Matsumoto is a Japanese designer with an eye for the softer side of geometric forms. This design called Parallel is a wallpaper she designed for Iphones.


Make geometry playful by choosing a print with multiple overlapping shapes in different colours. Combine with curvy objects and fun typography for an even softer feel.

soft_geometry_07Feel like not only decorating your home but also yourself with some pretty geometry? Vanessa Gade combines geometric forms with delicate chains to make jewellery that looks both delicate and strong.

Designer Tom Dixon is famous for his gorgeous lamps in shiny materials. The Etch Shade lamp is inspired by mathematics and when lit, projects flowing shapes on the walls.



The combination of geometric forms and landscapes makes for intriguing, dreamlike images. Legan Rooster is from Honduras and created these striking beauties. Originally trained as an architect, there’s often a tension between the figurative and the abstract in this artist’s work.

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