Monday, 6 June 2016

The Beauty of Botany

Whoa! - I knew the last few weeks have been busy but I didnt realise it had been over a month since I last posted! That's not to say I haven't been planning though - I have a few boards bubbling away in the pipeline!
The idea for today's board came through some research I've been doing recently that featured this amazing Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper. 


Who doesn't recognise it?! It was created by decorator Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has since acquired iconic status in the design world thereafter.
Its lush, its juicy - it speaks of balmy nights and endlessly blue sky days. It truly is a fabulous design, no question, but possibly not the easiest to directly transfer into your home.

However, the 'Botanical' trend has been on the scene for a for while now with no sign of abating so the shops are awash with plenty of ways to inject a bit of beautiful botany into your life.........
Heres a handpicked sample of some of my favourites! 

Sources & Links (clockwise from top left)
Urban Grow Gold Diamond Terrarium from Urban Outfitters 
Honolulu Palm Wallpaper from Graham & Brown 
Tapered Recycled Vase from Cox & Cox 
Kasai Salad Bowl from Urbanara 
Aprile Duvet from Anthropologie 
Islay Dry Gin from The Botanist 
Mini Drop Vases from Rowen & Wren 
Alium Ceiling Pendant from John Lewis