Family life, Looks I love

Bold tropical leaves

This Martinique Wallpaper with its big banana leaves was designed especially for the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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It’s used in the Fountain Coffee Room and gives a very breezy, tropical feel.

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I went for this look in our bathroom, where I made a blind from some fabric purchased in Fiji. Giant philodendron leaves add a bright touch to an otherwise very plain, all white bathroom.

Here is a lovely beach home with big tropical prints. Designed by Krista Ewart the prints are mixed with whites to give a bright and breezy feel.

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I love this large leaf shaped bowl by Georg Jensen. So much so that I bought one for a very good friend’s 40th.

Image courtesy Georg Jensen