The tropical design collaboration I want to buy NOW

All photography: Habitat / Andrew Woffinden
All photography: Habitat / Andrew Woffinden

When it comes to detail and pattern for decorating our new home, tropical prints had me at ‘Aloha.’

After much deliberation, I’ve decided on this fabric to reupholster these chairs I found on eBay. Now I can’t STOP spotting amazing palm prints or exotic plant motifs.

Friends are WhatsApp’ing me images of things they find to see if it ‘will work in the scheme!’ And another friend texted yesterday to say she had just missed out on a metre of House of Hackney’s Palmeral fabric for me at a sample sale. Sadface.

It’s fair to say the living room theme is coming together nicely – but a new collaboration has got me rethinking an entire corner.

Image: Andrew Woffinden
Image: Andrew Woffinden

Fashion designer Henry Holland has teamed up with stalwart of British design Habitat, to create his first interiors range based on his ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ themed SS16 fashion collection.

And it’s pretty fabulous. A riot of exotic leaf prints, hand-embroidered bugs (illustrated by Suzan Pitt) and printed velvet, each cushion has contrasting designs on the front and reverse — all trimmed in hot neon piping.
Designer Henry Holland. Image: Andrew Woffinden
Tropical leaf cushion, £60, House of Holland x Habitat. Images: Andrew Woffinden
Paradise Leaf rug, £450 (170 x 240cm) House of Holland x Habitat Image: Andrew Woffinden
Abel two-seater sofa, £1300 | Catfish reversible throw, £80 | Cushions, from £35 all House of Holland x Habitat. Image: Andrew Woffinden

The paradise leaf rug is speaking to me very loudly. I am considering a clash of the tropics in a corner, with the rug and my new chairs (once they’ve been re-covered).

The collection launches today (April 28th) and will be available at Habitat and House of Holland.
And for more totally tropical must-haves, here are some other things I have my eye on.
  • Comments ( 2 )

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    Hello Erica,

    The palm print you’ve chosen is beautiful, I think its the nicest one I’ve seen. Those chairs are going to be corkers!

    Loving those leopard print cushions from the Habitat range too….

    • avatar

      Oh thanks Katie! I was so undecided, I’m so pleased you’ve said that! The cushions are great aren’t they? Really lovely collection x

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