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It’s Bananas


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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. etsy.com/shop/oldiart

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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.

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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. masiniandchern.com

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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 designerwallcoverings.com

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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? Zazzle.com sells beautiful ones for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Motorola. No doubt you’ll feel tropical and chilled out all day long.


Opening picture from: sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.se. Other pictures: designerwallcoverings.com, masiniandchern.com, mintlovesocialclub.com, etsy.com/shop/oldiart, zazzle.com, apartmentherapy.com, etsy.com/shop/centannidesign, kitmedia.com.au

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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.

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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.