As the temperature heats up and the trees start to blossom, there’s an extra spring in our step as we take a promising leap forward into British summer. With this in mind our attention turns towards the vogue for all things tropical, with its distinctly exotic flavour that’s impossible to ignore.

This look offers a playful take with amalgams of bold leafy patterns, tropical birds and landscapes with a jungle vibe. Think patterned fabrics and wallpapers that bring vibrant notes to interiors through uplifting accents of gorgeous green and citrus yellow hues.

Embrace the look in sumptuous style with the new Liberty Carnaby and Foubert chairs from Barker and Stonehouse.  These special limited edition pieces have been created in collaboration with Liberty Art Fabrics and feature exquisite detail and nature-inspired patterns.


With scrolling arms and a high back that is upholstered in superior soft foam, each chair offers a firm, well-supported sit. The button detail adds depth and interest, while its carved solid ash feet, hand finished in dark walnut, enhances the traditional design.

If statement furniture isn’t your style, but you’re tempted by the trend, why not take a more understated approach with a deep green or patterned wallpaper.  Team with light wooden dining pieces from Ercol’s iconic Originals range – a timeless collection that works well in all types of interiors.

Ercol Originals

I especially love the beautifully curvaceous Butterfly dining chair.  An absolute classic, it’s just as relevant now as when it was originally designed in the ‘50s and brings an upbeat feel to any space.  Partner with the Ercol Plank dining table and decorate with glass and greenery for a subtle nod to the tropical look.

Accessories are a great way to incorporate the style without the need to invest in larger items of furniture.  Quirky pieces work well with this design scheme because of the nature of the look.  I love the Golden Pineapple which looks great resting on a side table or mantelpiece and is a sure way to get your guests talking!

Golden Pineapple

To complement your couch or bedspreads, trying piling on patterned cushions for that extra special finishing touch.  Who could resist the lovely Laila cushion? Featuring a striking fern print in earthy greens it provides a beautiful contrast to neutral surroundings to make upholstery really ‘pop’.


Last but not least, let a little light shine in with a lovely table lamp or pendant.  The Bamboo Bukag Shape Electric Pendant can be hung on its own or in a trio over a table for a tropical-inspired style statement.

Bamboo Buka Shaped Electrical Pendant

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