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Palm Monday

by habituallychic

06 . 05 . 12
I’ve been accumulating more palm wallpaper images since my last one in 2009 but never got around to posting them.  Once I saw the cover of the Fall Preview Bergdorf Goodman catalog today, I figured this was a perfect time to post them.  

Bergdorf Goodman shot the two images above at the Greenbrier, the famous Dorothy Draper designed resort in White Sulfar Springs, West Virginia. Carleton Varney is now the keeper of the flame and you can read his interview on the resort here

The famous wallpaper is actually banana leaves and originated at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel.  Terry Richardson photographed model Kate Upton and actor Aziz Ansari in front of it for Harper’s Bazaar

An outtake from the shoot. 

Designer Charlotte Dellal has also been inspired by the famous palm pattern. She used it for these Wire Heel Sandals for her line Charlotte Olympia

I’m dying for this Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex Box Clutch with palm print insert.  Most of her clear clutches come with three interchangeable little pouches and this one also has leopard and stripes.  Not sure what it would fit besides my lipstick but I still want one! 

These Charlotte Olympia Isla Sandals are also pretty amazing.  If they look too vertiginous for you, I also saw a pair of Beverly flats with palm leaves too. 

The Milly store windows on Madison Avenue also got into the palm party. Photo by moi. 

Designer Steven Sclaroff used the famous Martinique wallpaper in the foyer of Beth Blake’s Tribeca apartment as seen in the April 2012 issue of House Beautiful. 

It’s also seen in the famous restaurant Indochine where I spent my birthday this year. 

Another home with the wallpaper was also featured in House Beautiful

Nate Berkus used it in the Milan apartment of Brian Atwood that was feature in Elle Decor

Nicky Hilton’s breakfast room from InStyle magazine. 

The Fountain Coffee Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel is where the wallpaper originated.  You can by it online here or from Hinson

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  1. The Decorator June 5, 2012 | 3:57 am

    It truly is extraordinary the way the world works. I have been collecting images of the iconic Martinique wall paper over the last two weeks as I am submitting it for a residential job I am doing.

    thanks so much for following up your post from a while back with these wonderful pics!

    Minds do think alike from New York to the Gold Coast Australia and back again!!!
    Tropical modern is always wonderfully timeless and chic!!

  2. Karena June 5, 2012 | 4:15 am

    If this Palm Paper doesn’t make me want to race off to the islands…well it is so lush!!


    Art by Karena

  3. mckinzy June 5, 2012 | 5:47 am

    Just came across your blog tonight, it is lovely! Great inspiration!

    -mckinzy 🙂

  4. Anastasia June 5, 2012 | 10:28 am

    This wallpaper is so striking. Loving the green. And how great are those shots of Aziz Ansari – he is hilarious.
    Anastasia at decor is like butter

  5. Lacquered Life June 5, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    One day I will have this wallpaper somewhere. I tried to include palms in our decorating in Charleston with Meg Braff’s Southwind – but my hubby said we had enough palms down here!

  6. alpha sudirman June 5, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Its the details of our lives I think that in some respects make the impact. Its only once in a while the big picture matters. I loves these photos of the details.
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  7. Tabitha June 5, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    What? My bathroom isn’t here? 😉

    You really helped me to understand the roll sizes, and indeed I have Miss Charlotte’s clutch in my sweaty palm!

  8. Naomi Kasz June 5, 2012 | 7:03 pm


    I just got this beautiful tunis from the Webster Collection at Target, same style but the price is just for my budget 🙂