Lush life: Tropical interiors for exotic yacht destinations
by Mieke ten Have
Whether you escape to the colourful shores or the Caribbean or the unexplored waters of Thailand or the Seychelles, interiors inspiration abounds from exotic destinations around the world. As yachts head for warm waters and tropical ports, Mieke ten Have takes a walk on the wild side with these verdant interior motifs.
A New Leaf: Arjumand's World
In her line of homewares, Arjumand’s World, Idarica Gazzoni often manipulates scale to reorient pattern, as seen here in this set of four banana leaf plates. Hand painted in Italy, the whimsical camouflage-hued set shows cross sections of the tangled leaves.
From $365, arjumandsworld.com
Floral Tribute: House of Hackney
House of Hackney’s Limerence collection, in collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman, is inspired by the gardens of Sri Lanka. The exuberant pattern, on a sofa, chairs, a folding screen and pillows, can be ordered as wallpaper and fabric by the yard.
Sofa from $6,600, houseofhackney.com
Come Alive: Ardmore Ceramic Art
Ardmore Ceramic Art, the South African artist collective, is loved by collectors for its imaginative, vivid and technically complex works inspired by the region’s flora and fauna. Whether sold as sculpture, or as something more functional like tea cups and soup tureens, Ardmore’s work is one of a kind.
Isles of Wonder: John Derian
Taken from a series of 19th century French prints depicting exotic lands for Western eyes, John Derian’s Bresil, Amazones, Ile de Cuba, and Niger Afrique rectangular trays reproduce the original print and meld it with hand blown glass, creating decoupage pieces ideal as a coffee table centrepiece.
From $80, johnderian.com
By George: George Venson
George Venson’s company Voutsa makes playful, provocative wallpaper, fabric and accessories. This season it launches a collection called Tahitia featuring giant, painterly palm fronds.