An interior style reimagined by Ralph Lauren, as well as on the catwalk by the likes of Prada and Marc Jacobs, tropical-inspired pieces can range from the uber-kitsch - we're talking parrots and lots of colours - to chic muted browns with a hint of pastels.

Safari Chic

If you're not quite ready to go the whole hog, then take inspiration from safari colours. Jazz a white sofa up with green-leaf patterned cushions, or finish a room with a subtle rug and a few bamboo touches.


149041-002-001 Kaare Klint Safari chairs, pair
Wright Now

PASOMN-02120160714-18737-15cfppz Foresta umbrella

588A7937-Edit Green tropical leaf print rug with purple blooms
Everything But The House

ESTEPD-00720150621-18110-1jzw4i3 Set of 4 natura ceramic plates

Birds of Paradise

Bring some warmth indoors with bird and floral patterned pieces. These pieces can vary from the colours of the Rio carnival to works inspired by butterflies on Japanese silk designs.


MARIFI-02420160622-20096-qfvhl5 Tropical Ingrid Swivel Armchair

968413 Walasse Ting, Seven Parrots

ESTEPD-00820150621-18110-kyipvj Set of 6 tropical birds ceramic plates

H5116-L109799956 2 hand carved tropical bird wine bottle holders
Auction Kings Tampa

watermark.php Carlton Ware sketching bird pattern vase

214056 Thomson, Sir Charles Wyville Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76
Lyon & Turnbull


SOTOMI-02520161019-8641-q2hyu3 Luigina escape flowers chair

original-21 Pair antique moser butterfly & floral lidded jars c.1910
William George

Calixtes-painting Alix George Calixtes, Jungle Animals
Ro Gallery

Slonem-Pillow_Jungle Hunt Slonem, Pillow Jungle, 1980
Ro Gallery

Christensen-Jungle_Birds Ronald Julius Christensen, Jungle Birds, 1980
Ro Gallery

Shake your tail feather 


And let's not forget, you can adorn yourself in the fabulous colours of the tropics, whether it's a floor length kimono or just a hint of a scarf or handbag.


4195697 Dolce & Gabbana box crystal flower satchel
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Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 10.57.15 Gucci GG supreme floral boston bag
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Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 11.00.54 Orange & white Chanel printed silk blouse
Designer Revival

3657860 Christian Louboutin Aliosha leather-trimmed backpack
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Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 11.02.10 Rene Magritte- Les Princes l'Automne Tie

dhjkx_1024x1024 Hermes jacket silk scarf print

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