8 Awesome Etsy Finds Inspired by Iconic Patterns
From jumping zebras to the ever-beloved banana leaf motif, check out Etsy’s best alt versions of our favorite patterns and prints.
Published Nov 27, 2016 6:00 AM
There are a handful of motifs—like Fornasetti’s aptly-named “Woman With Finger on Lips” or Marimekko’s floral-printed fabrics—that have achieved ubiquity in the design world and beyond. These eight Etsy-sourced pieces are striking reinventions of the originals.
Palm Dot Com
Hesitant about fully committing to a palm-covered bedroom? This removable Banana Leaf Wallpaper—inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel’s omnipresent Martinique print—offers instant (and temporary) gratification.
Pop Art admirers and aspiring art collectors will appreciate this funky Roy Lichtenstein-esque design, hand-painted onto a French Louis XVI armchair.
Sure, you could DIY an adorable Marimekko-style mason jar of your own, but for $10, why not leave it to a bonafide jar-designing expert? Taking cues from the celebrated Finnish design house, these floral hand-painted glasses make great vases, centerpieces, pencil holders and more.
These cotton pillow covers—a printed variation of traditional Mexican Otomi embroidery—promise to add the perfect punch of color to an otherwise neutral space.
Fornasetti’s Royal Treatment
Lina Cavalieri—the Italian opera singer who served as Fornasetti’s muse—has a fresh new look thanks to Etsy artist Lory Palomi. Her intricate decoupage canvas features Cavalieri donning a bejeweled crown with baubles by Dior and Tiffany & Co.
Bright, feminine, and beachy, this microfleece and sateen duvet cover is nod to the pervasive preppy prints made famous by socialite-cum-designer Lilly Pulitzer.
Avoid going animal print-overboard with this subtle watercolor version of Scalamandre’s whimsical zebras. Fun fact: the pattern was originally designed in 1945 for Gino Circiello’s, an Italian restaurant on Lexington Avenue in New York.
Time for Toile
The widely-recognized textile—which dates back to the 18th Century—can be a bit overbearing in wallpaper form, but this subdued touch of toile achieves that elegant-yet-understated French country feel.