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Tropical Birds Are the New Palm Print

The trend we're seriously loving right now.
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It seems as if every few years, we go through iterations of various trends which encompass a tropical motif of some sort. The famed banana leaf movement was one that permeated the design world, establishing itself within a broad range of decorative verticals: wallpaper, wall art, textiles, you name it. Since then, as we’ve weaned off of the aforementioned and onto a new trend that is more subtle in nature.

It presents itself in a more understated, yet equally impactful, form. Commonly found by way of a delicate embroidery or illustration, we’ve seen a serious uptick of decorative essentials that encompass one standout theme: parrots.

Naturally, we took to scouring our trusted arsenal of brands and designers to unearth the pieces that are bringing these tropical birds to life—even if that’s just decoratively speaking. Ahead, the parrot-themed pieces that are giving the palm print a run for its money.

Set-Of-Two Handmade Macaw Raffia Placemats, Mercedes Salazar, $250

Looking to bring a little taste of the tropics home? These woven raffia placemats are bursting with color and intricate detail. Inspired by the designer’s native Columbia, the motifs found within boast a graphic representation of the saturated nature of a tropical paradise.

‘Parrots’ Needlepoint Cushion, Gucci, $1,400

Gucci’s inaugural home decor line is like a treasure trove of trends, and this needlepoint cushion is no exception. Bearing a pair of tropical birds, the velvet, tasseled accent piece definitely holds nothing back in terms of style or statement.

Cayo Levisa-Embroidered Cotton Apron, Kilometre Paris, $418.30

This hand-embroidered design may take on a minimalist approach to the trend but it certainly shows no signs of compromising on either color or style. The vivid detailing earmarks this one as an artful rendition of a household essential.

B12 Pink Parrot, Matteo Thun Atelier, $434

Decorative objects don’t get much more aesthetic than this. Crafted of Murano glass, the delicate figurine is one way to bring the trend home in a slightly more subtle nature. Prop this piece atop your desk (allowing it to double as a paperweight) or set it within your shelves for a welcome pop of color.

Heritage Armchair Parrots, Seletti

This is a statement seat if we’ve ever seen one. Seletti’s avant-garde designs never cease to stun and this artful piece is no exception. The versatile armchair—it can live both indoors and out—features a striking contemporary structure, which is pleasantly overshadowed by the vibrantly detailed fabric itself.

Set-Of-Two Cacatúa Rosa Linen Napkin, Mercedes Salazar, $150

Consider this yet another way to subtly embrace the trend, sans having to overpower your core aesthetic. Swap these delicate linen pieces into your party tabletop rotation to instill a cheeky characteristic to your setup.

‘Amazonia’ on custom pink Edo painted Xuan paper, de Gournay, price upon request

While there is certainly nothing new about this classic print, de Gournay’s signature chinoiserie pattern comes with a fully-fledged interpretation of the trend, its native scene included. Between the palette and burst of detail, this is one eye-catching feature that will instantly transform your space.

Chelsea Dinnerware, CB2, from $14.95 – $67.95

A standout favorite from CB2’s recent collaboration with Goop, the Chelsea dinnerware set comes fully decked with the trending motif, though entirely delicate in composition and nature. Not that we would expect anything less from Gwenyth. Set this one out for your next intimate brunch and pair with fine linens for a truly elegant look.

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.