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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Perfect Palms

Nothing quite says tropical to me than a palm leaf. This short hand emblem of paradise has graced many an interior in a bid to heighten its breezy, summery and tropical feel.

I love large scale palm trees in interiors, they add a touch of tropical grandness.

Here a simple single fan palm frond lifts this interior scene.

Cycads make fantastic mini palm trees, try one in an indoor pot, as shown in this picture.

What I have started to notice is how stylish the palm leaf is becoming when used as a design element.

I love this Cole & Sons Wallpaper.

This recent article confirms the palm leaf is indeed a must have summer style accessory.

A tropical bar with hand carved palm leaf motif.

For thousands of years the Polynesians have been using palm leaves with such ingenuity making allsorts of items from them.

Today, in our eco conscious world we too are looking at palm leaves as a biodegradable material. I would much rather have these types of party plates than the plastic ones any day.

The palm leaf has also been used as a graphic element. This is such a retro book cover, I love the stylised palm leaves and colours here.

This stunning palm tree island is absolutely amazing.

I love this updated 80's style graphic of a palm tree and the vivid pink reminds me of bougainvillea.

Have never seen a palm tree in a coffee, so want to learn how to do this.

My logo. I knew I wanted a palm leaf and after many design incarnations a simple yet striking design was sort and I love it.

I love these old botanics.

Aren't these stamps gorgeous.

Beautiful photography of a palm tree.

Love this quirky image.

Palm tree avenue direct to the beach - heaven.

Happy Island Styling


  1. what a gorgeous collection of palms!!

  2. Beautiful images! I love the two little palms we have in our dining room, they give such a fresh, summer feel. Thanks for sharing :) xo Kirsty

  3. hi Zoe-
    yes*! I adore palm trees (all trees really).. new to your blog (love it) and believe you would really dig my art (Made in Vieques, Caribbean)--->http://www.etsy.com/shop/kararane & www.kararane.com
    have a beautiful Ocean filled day~~