The New Botanicals: Bring the Palm Leaf Trend Home

The New Botanicals: Bring the Palm Leaf Trend Home

Taryn Williford
Sep 12, 2015

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.

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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.

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Inspiration: Palm shows up again as curtains in Creative Director Robert McKinley's bedroom, as seen in New York Times' T Magazine.

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Inspiration: This palm leaf headboard is a major focal point in Shannon Claire's bedroom.

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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.

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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.

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DIY: Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY turned a beach vacation photo into pillows with a quick visit to Snapbox. It's still DIY, even if you hardly lift a finger.

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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.

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DIY: This tablecloth was made by spray painting right on top of an inexpensive fake frond. See more of this tutorial on Curbly.

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BUY: This banana leaf clock ($30), designed by Nikki and sold via Society6.

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BUY: This banana leaf pillow ($25-$42) from JustMeeCT on Etsy, as seen in Amy Kim's bedroom captured on her blog, Homey Oh My!

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BUY: The Beverly I Print ($61), inspired by botanical wallpaper. Check it out here in Margo & Me blogger Jenny Bernheim's home, featured on My Domaine.

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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.

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