Banana leaf and palm leaf prints are seriously having a moment right now. They're a more modern twist on a floral – injecting the same organic feel but with a more masculine and graphic bend – so we're calling it the new botanical. Whether you prefer to buy or DIY, here are inspiration, projects and products to get the urban jungle look at home.
Inspiration: Palm printed fabric was turned into curtains, cushions, chairs and a floor pouf in The Lombardi House, a Hollywood vacation rental and event space designed by Amber Interior Design. More here.
Inspiration: Palm shows up again as curtains in Creative Director Robert McKinley's bedroom, as seen in New York Times' T Magazine.
Inspiration: This palm leaf headboard is a major focal point in Shannon Claire's bedroom.
DIY: Over on A Beautiful Mess, this Target nightstand got a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and removable peel-and-stick wallpaper from Chasing Paper.
DIY: Designer Lindsay Laidlaw made her plain IKEA BILLY bookshelves into a major statement piece by fixing palm print fabric (Barmoral Opal) to the back panel with thumbtacks. See the rest of her Brooklyn apartment on A Cup of Jo.
DIY: Designer Sarah M. Dorsey took a photo of her houseplant and had it blown up into two large-scale prints for above her desk.
DIY: This tablecloth was made by spray painting right on top of an inexpensive fake frond. See more of this tutorial on Curbly.
BUY: This banana leaf clock ($30), designed by Nikki and sold via Society6.
BUY: Green Leaf wallpaper from Chasing Paper ($35 for a 2' x 4' panel), that just happens to be perfect for renters. It features a low-tack adhesive and is totally removable.