Get the Look: Tropical Leaves

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Tropical leaf prints have long been a design classic, thanks in large part to two iconic wallpaper patterns. Martinique wallpaper, designed by Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel, features banana leaves in a rich forest green palette. Brazilliance wallpaper was designed by the one-and-only Dorothy Draper for the Greenbrier Hotel. Although similar to Martinique, Brazilliance has more saturated colors and accents of sea grapes amidst the banana leaves. 


A side-by-side comparison of the iconic Martinique and Brazilliance wallpapers. L: Bathroom via Apartment Therapy. R: The Greenbrier Hotel via The Glam Pad.

Tropical leaf decor lends an air of retro glamour to any room. Banana leaves and palm fronds make for gorgeous wallpaper and upholstery, but you can also incorporate the motif through lighting fixtures, artwork, and accessories. Here is some tropical inspiration for your home! 


The Martinique wallpaper pairs beautifully with black and white. Via Sarah Sarna


Black lacquer doors and Brazilliance wallpaper make for a bold, graphic hallway. Design by Sara Cooper via Domaine


Black and gold palm fronds. Wallpaper by Cole & Son. Design by Greg Natale. Via Style Me Pretty


A green and white version of the same Cole & Son wallpaper makes an eye-catching statement in this bedroom via Fine Little Day


A pair of gold palm chandeliers drip with crystals. Via AD


Pink accents pop against Dorothy Draper’s Brazilliance wallpaper. Via Lauren Nelson. 


A bohemian take on this classic pattern. Via Bohemia Design 


1) Origami lampshade via Etsy, 2) Art Deco rattan fan chair via 1st Dibs, 3) Beverly Prints via The Aestate, 4) French settee via Etsy, 5) Tahiti Deck Chair via Gallant & Jones, 6) Pillow via Etsy


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  1. The tropical leaf print is so gorgeous for decor. I’ve been on the hunt for pillows in the print, so I’ll definitely check out the one you linked. Thanks for sharing!