Martha Stewart Just Posed Next to Wallpaper That Gives Serious “Golden Girls” Vibes

published Jan 15, 2022
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On Jan. 9, Martha Stewart took to Instagram to show off her brand new olive green velour jumpsuit made by Suzie Kondi. And she just so happened to be staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is bedecked in tropical wallpaper that looks like it belongs on the set of “The Golden Girls.”

In fact, one of Martha’s followers actually commented, “Where are you? One of the Golden Girls’ bedrooms?” Sadly, there’s no rattan furniture with 1980s floral print upholstery (or cheesecake) in sight. However, the matching green lattice-print carpet is a good stand in.

This banana leaf wallpaper in the Beverly Hills Hotel is actually an iconic print that dates back to the early 20th century. It’s called Martinique, and C.W. Stockwell has been printing it since 1942 — well before “The Golden Girls” aired on television.

When famed designer Don Loper was tasked with redesigning the Beverly Hills Hotel in the late 1940s, he went wild with Martinique after seeing it on display in the C.W. Stockwell showroom. He plastered the paper here, there, and everywhere in the hotel, and the hotel and wallpaper have been happily married ever since. 

Martinique remained the same for decades, and it wasn’t until 2019 that it got a bit of a facelift. It’s the same gorgeous banana leaf print, but now Martinque can be purchased in several different colorways as well as in upholstery fabrics.

So it just so happens that Stewart was twinning with a wallpaper that’s just as recognizable and iconic as she is! And the fact that it has “Golden Girls” vibes is just an added layer of nostalgia that makes this wallpaper even more fun to look at.