Martinique Palm Print

While always ubiquitous, the palm print is seemingly EVERYWHERE this season. What’s the deal?

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This print, and versions of it, have a storied history. Perhaps most notoriously, The Beverly Hills Hotel has long used the Martinique Print, designed by Hollywood designer Don Loper in 1942.   It remains there today throughout the hotel, and likely will be there until eternity, or until California falls into the sea.  Whichever comes first.  Many an Instagram snap has been taken with Martinique as a backdrop at the hotel.

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Prior to that in 1937, however, famed decorator Dorothy Draper designed Brazilliance wallpaper, made famous at West Virginia’s classic Greenbriar Hotel.  The prints are similar, but have significant differences as well.

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Today, the iconic print and versions thereof are popping up everywhere.  bgw0ca9_au

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Available in the Beverly Hills Hotel gift shop is a collection of apparel and accessories in the “Banana Leaf” print.  il_fullxfull-786048073_b1k3

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Evidence that what was once old, is now new again.  Style never goes out of style.

images via martinique, beverlyhillshotel, townandcountry