5 Tropical objects to brighten up a room
Lush vegetation, Green designs, the tropical themes, and various green leaves patterns are beautiful interior design trends for 2019 – and an uplifting one to turn to when in the heart of Winter. It’s less about lively carnival brights and more about incorporating lots of lush, exciting greens. Maison Flaneur has gathered a list of lust-worthy floral-inspired pieces. Look out for the fundamental components to help to design this look: earthy greens, a mix of prints and sleek natural material will brighten up your home.
Green Handmade Moroccan BowlEl Fenn £16
There’s no tradition older than gathering to eat food with friends and family. And fittingly, this green ceramic bowl is crafted by artisans in Morocco, using ancient techniques. Each one is truly unique, thanks to the individual production and glazing process used. Its small size makes this the perfect bowl for breakfast, or hearty evening meals like tagine. And the contrast of the white outside with the glazed green inside makes it a striking dinner guest.
Large Gold Pineapple LampEl Fenn £365
This large gold pineapple lamp is one for all tastes. Its intricate pineapple-shaped base is first hand-shaped by experts in Morocco, before being coated with an antique gold finish. This muted colour, and its slim profile, mean this eccentric shape won’t look out of place on your bedside table. And despite being crafted using traditional Moroccan techniques, the style is on-trend and modern – it’ll suit every interior. Add a statement bulb and your choice of lampshade, in a colour that’ll complement your room. However you dress it up, this statement lamp’s a bright idea.
Tomato Green Stoneware Alchemille Leaf Plate108 Garage £16
Christian Tortu – this stoneware plate’s designer – describes himself as ‘in love with nature’. And it’s hard to miss: this tomato green plate’s shaped like an alchemille leaf. You’ll fall for the reactive glaze – it’s fired at a higher temperature than most stoneware, to make it extra durable and give it a dappled tomato green colour.And there’s more to love: if you buy more than one, you’ll notice each one’s unique – owing to its handcrafted production process. You could collect a forest’s worth, and no two would be the same – use for side dishes, bread, or in your bedroom to display trinkets.
Handmade Moroccan Rattan Rocking ChairEl Fenn £485
There’s two sides to this rattan rocking chair. It’s handmade by artisans in Marrakech, using classic Moroccan weaving techniques. And while rocking chairs are often found in traditional interiors, this one’s made modern thanks to the use of on-trend rattan, and its detachable round base in lieu of the usual curved frame. You get the best of both worlds in another way, too: this rocking chair can be used inside or outside. Take it into the garden on warmer days – its two-part construction makes it easy to move – or stay inside by the fire when the weather’s cooler.
Recycled Coconut Bowls with Spoons, Set of 4Avobar £60
From coconut trees in Bali and Vietnam, to dinner tables across the world – this set of 4 bowls is made from recycled, reclaimed coconut shells by expert craftsmen, with matching rosewood spoons. The shells are collected, sanded, and polished with coconut oil to prevent them from cracking and wearing. These bowls and spoons will add an earthy look to mealtimes, and because they’re handmade, each one’s unique too. Use them for cereal, salad, or smoothie bowls – an unusual dish that nods to their exotic origins.