Inspired By: Banana Leaf Print.

Banana Leaf Print Picks - inspired by the Martinique Wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Stripe Blog

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Today we are drawing a little inspiration from one of the most glamorous places I can think of: The Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s such a special, magical place. The iconic dusty pink buildings, the striped ceiling, and of course: the banana leaf print wallpaper that has become iconic to the hotel.

That famous wallpaper has a name… Martinique, and it was created specially for The Beverly Hills Hotel (aka the Pink Palace) in 1942 by decorator Don Loper. Today, it’s become one of the most recognizable wallpapers in the world. You can purchase it here… or why not try the fabric by the yard and get crafty?

Lucky for us, banana palm leaf prints are all over the place and you can easily incorporate this pattern in your home, wardrobe, or even at the beach. If you follow me on snapchat (I’m grace.atwood) then you know about my banana leaf pants obsession. H&M had this amazing gauze pair last year and I finally tracked them down for $15 on ebay (here!) I can’t wait to wear them at the beach with a bikini and a little white tank top. I might have gone overboard… after tracking down the pants, I also sprang for this bikini. Also, sorry for including the Dolce & Gabbana dress. in the roundup. It certainly isn’t in my budget… but I mean come on, it is pretty epic! (If you’ve seen a more affordable version, let me know… I’ll include a link to it!)

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  1. Gabriella says 4.11.16

    This print is so magical, I love it. I’m highly considering ordering some of it by the yard now 😉

  2. Roxanne says 4.11.16

    That’s what this print is called!? Thank you for the education, I had no idea. Umm yes the dress IS epic, but so are those pants!

  3. kara says 4.11.16

    Love it all – just wish that wallpaper wasn’t so pricy!

  4. kelly owens says 4.11.16

    so cute… love that Persifor dresses. Their dresses are so great and never wrinkle!

  5. mary says 4.11.16

    want. everything.

  6. Thuy says 4.11.16

    I loved watching you on Snapchat getting excited for your new banana leaf pants lmao.

  7. Iris says 4.12.16

    I love this print and did not know the history behind it or how it has a name. That is so cool!

  8. Michelle Bazis says 4.12.16

    I just picked up this banana leaf suit – can’t wait for it to arrive (! Ex-Floridian…I purposefully surround myself with tropical aesthetics. 😉 Love the wallpaper – I wonder if my husband would let me get away with it? hmmmm…

    • graceatwood says 4.12.16

      I love that suit! You will have to let me know how it is. I saw it a few weeks ago (via an Instagram ad, oddly) but thought the bottoms might be too skimpy! Keep me posted. It’s adorable and the price is so great.