Tropical Decor. Enjoy a South Seas getaway without leaving home

Luscious lounger

We’re currently coveting this comfy Pretzel Lounge Chair, made of sustainable rattan and covered in natural linen with a charming black velvet flock pineapple motif. The frame is available in dozens of colours, including this delightful Turquoise Teal. Ships internationally, $1,240,

Bamboo beauty

A cut above your typical bamboo blinds, this elegant Bansari Lantern from Currey and Co. restates natural materials in beautiful brass. Named for the epicentre of gracious coastal living, this four light lantern has high style in its bones. US$1,440,

Wall flowers

Pioneering American designer Dorothy Draper, who founded the very first interior decor firm in American history, made style waves when she used her bold Brazilliance wallpaper (1) in her 1946 redesign of the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. A perennial classic, it’s still available in the US. US$556 for 10 yards (27”wide).

For an airier, more contemporary feel, look to Anthropologie. Its Frond Silhouette paper (2) comes in three colours, and needs no paste. About $100 for 60 sq ft.

Tropical nights

From Canadian textile and homewares company Àlamode Home, a breath of fresh air for the bedroom; Tropical Breeze bedding is made from 100 per cent cotton and appliquéd in vibrant colours inspired by lime, papaya, pineapple, guava and dragon fruit. Available at major Canadian retailers and online throughout North America. Duvet covers: From $186. Cushions: $47. Shams: $47,

Great plates

Who needs a bed of lettuce when your presentation starts with pretty palm leaves printed right on a plate? This lightweight, Tropical Glam Dinner Plate is shatter-resistant and dishwasher-safe. $8.95,

Priority seating

This painted rattan Paperclip Stool is a great piece for a small condo space or first apartment, since it can do double (or triple!) duty as a moveable seat, a plant stand or an end table. Lightweight but sturdy, it ships internationally. About $158,

Feathers and fronds

Parrots, palm leaves and hibiscus blossoms frolic on these fanciful cushions from Germany-based Tom Tailor. The Tropic pattern, printed on polyester, offers a bold splash of colour; black-and-white parrots peek out from behind lush green foliage in the 100 per cent cotton jungle pattern. Ships internationally. Jungle cushion: about $30. Tropic cushion or pillow: about $22.50,

Article: Sarah Hood


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