Dream in Green


This vintage illustration of the impressive Strelitzia reginae is lovely, with its wooden slats. Is it too much to match the gorgeous dark green colour with the day bed, sheep skin and potted plant? Well, no: the white wall keeps it all in check.


Melbourne furniture store Pop & Scott matched their Dreamer couch in seaweed linen with fine art prints by Lisa Sorgini. They are intriguing photographs of tropical blooms immersed in water.


Dealing with a small hallway or a boring area? Consider circus themed wall art to make it lively. And why not choose a coloured frame, like a striking red one? It will be a great match for most circus posters.

Botanical illustrations in dark greens look mighty fine in combination with black and white prints. Choose a posse of cool plants and fab black and white furniture and accessories for maximum impact.




This display of furniture and accessories by Barker and Stonehouse has wonderful wallpaper as a backdrop. The dark shiny greens and the combination of banana and palm leaves make it pretty original.


Boutique guesthouse 28 Kothi in Jaipur has this great little corner featuring botanical illustrations from a local artist. They look great with the cool chair and also locally made lamp and vase.


Illustrations are fabulous, but a photograph of a dense forest can look really grand too. This one adds interest to the living room and makes it look extra spacious. It’s as if the room has an extra window overlooking the jungle.

Dutch designer Fabienne Chapot’s clothes in palm print fabric are a big hit. Whether you pick the dress, shorts or shirt, the items will bring a smile to your face and even on the dreariest days make you feel like you’re on holiday.




Images from: thesuitelifedesigns.wordpress.com, instagram.com, popandscott.com, 28kothi.com, uncommonplant.com, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk, decoholic.org, fabiennechapot.nl