(Photos © Patrick Cline/Lonny)On the heels of Cat Dash's 'Trends We Love' post highlighting the popularity of tropical prints and patterns, I started thinking of a way to bring my favorite kind of greenery into my Manhattan apartment. An actual potted palm tree is out of the question for its size and upkeep alone. An easier fix to my tropical craving? Palm fronds in vases, of course.
In a city with its very own flower district, there's no excuse to watch the summer come and go without a little slice of paradise brightening up my downtown pad. Naturally, I turned to the enviably stylish India Hicks and her tribe down on Harbor Island for inspiration. Hicks proves that any kind of palm looks good in a simple glass vase.
Faraway from the Caribbean, John Dransfield and Geoffery Ross infused their New Jersey Georgian Revival with a handful of larger than life elephant ear fronds, proof that the relaxation-inducing plant is suitable for any space, regardless of its proximity to the tropics!