Tropical Wallpaper Roundup and pieces that compliment

by 1 April 26, 2016 4 Comments

With summer approaching, what better time than now to take a look at some of the Tropical themed wallpapers on the market.  I consider myself to be a tried and true Southern California girl having been born and raised in Santa Barbara and eventually settling in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is home to the Beverly Hills Hotel, an iconic symbol of glamour, wealth and prestige where celebrated writers, artists and actors hole up in the private bungalows for months on end. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4860,4858,4859,4861"] Another distinction The Beverly Hills hotel is known for is its iconic Banana leaf wallpaper.   The Martinique "A" wallpaper was designed exclusively for the hotel in 1942 by Fashion Designer turned Interior Designer, Don Loper. beverly-hills-hotel.0 Martinique "A" wallpaper is still produced by Martinique in the San Fernando Valley. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4824,4819"] Don Loper's clothing designs were coveted by celebrities who loved his fitted jackets, pencil skirts and swing coats.  Some of his original designs are available through highend Vintage shops like The Paperbag Princess and Timeless Vixen. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4862,4863"] Don Loper made an appearance on the I Love Lucy show in 1955.  It's one of my favorite episodes.  Lucy accompanies Ricky to Hollywood when he's cast in a cameo role in a film.  From the moment the Ricardo's land in Los Angeles, Lucy sets her sights on acquiring a "Don Loper Original".  It doesn't take long until Lucy pays a visit to Don Loper's exclusive Beverly Hills shop where she commits to purchase one of his custom designs without looking at the price.  Hilarity ensues.  I highly recommend it. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4847,4848"] Back to wallpaper.  Ananbo, a company based in France makes gorgeous, panoramic wall murals entirely painted by hand then scanned and printed  in their workshop in Bordeaux. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4821,4852"] De Gournay is another company that makes incredibly beautiful hand painted wallpaper. [caption id="attachment_4854" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]EdenWallpaperDeGournay De Gournay Wallpaper in Eden[/caption] Cole & Sons is a wallpaper company based in the U.S. that makes a Palm Jungle and Palm Leaves style in several different colors.   [gallery size="full" ids="4820,4864,4865"] Cole & Sons modern take on a classic design could used to create a variety of interiors.  Integrating a nice rattan piece for a more casual look is one way to go. [gallery size="full" ids="4866,4842,4841"] Adding in a piece or two of Cerused Oak or Ash (would work well with any to the Tropical Themed wallpapers.  Cerusing is a wood finish technique dating back to the 1500's where white is used to accentuate the grain of the wood.  There's a great article on Cerusing at Mitchell Channon Design - Mitchell Channon Design [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4867,4868"] Pierre Frey makes a beautiful wallpaper named Mauritius that's bold, graphic and modern. [gallery size="full" columns="1" ids="4827"] Pierre Frey also makes a more classic version named Bananier. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4839,4836"] Rattan and bamboo light options. [gallery size="full" ids="4830,4829,4831"] A nice linen chair or sofa would look great with any of the rattan or bamboo pieces. [caption id="attachment_4879" align="aligncenter" width="736"]Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 12.36.39 PM Fitted slipcovered Charcoal grey linen club chair from Cisco Brothers[/caption] For a more formal look, consider using a black lacquer piece of furniture paired with a jewel toned velvet sofa or chair. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="4844,4874,4823,4871,4873,4875"] That's my roundup.  Hope I've provided some inspiration. List of sources for this post - Beverly Hills Hotel  Martinique "A" Wallpaper Thrifted Modern Brent Edward Ananbo Wallpaper De Gournay Wallpaper Cole & Sons Wallpaper Coco House Amsterdam Modern Anthropologie Lerebours Antiques  Soho Treasures Pierre Frey Roost Lighting Dot & Bo Ikea Cisco Brothers City of Z Design Jayson Home ABC Home Conrad Galerie Andre Hayat Antiques du Monde   COZLogoSmall


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Steven Abrams
Steven Abrams

January 23, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review of tropical wallpapers. DesignerWallcoverings.com offers Cole and Sons, Martinique Beverly Hills Banana Leaf Wallpaper, Pierre Frey, Scalamandre and many other fine brands. We also have a showroom in Sherman Oaks, CA in Los Angeles. Make an appointment today.

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COZ

January 23, 2017

Thank you Steven! I will definitely keep you in mind. Stephanie

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COZ

January 23, 2017

Thank you so much Ashlina! That’s a huge compliment coming from you. Stephanie xo

ashlina
ashlina

January 23, 2017

such a fabulous round up and post!
xo ashlina
thedecorista.com

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