Design Field Notes

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Inspired by the Tropics: Pineapple Motifs

Coco Republic will introduce a new home décor collection next month in collaboration with talented print artist Bethany Linz. One of my favourites from the line features a pineapple motif and inspired a hunt for more.

The pineapple has a charming and indulgent history dating back to colonial times when it symbolised wealth and prosperity. Society’s elite would serve the fruit to the delight of guests. Through the years, the pineapple has become a welcoming icon, associated with warmth and great hospitality.

In interiors, pineapple motifs can be eclectic and vibrant but still sophisticated. Whilst I can’t deny my love of a wintery cool scheme with neutrals and texture, I can appreciate the inviting feel of a tropical oasis at home. My favourite use of the pineapple is with a statement scatter cushion or beautiful artwork. Paired with a simple palette of white and grey, the effect is calming and serene. Those who are more adventurous with colour can play with bold wallpaper and cheerful shades of blue, orange and green.

Caitlan N

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