Trop­i­cal feel

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If you have a laid­back, trop­i­cal vibe go­ing on in your home, you may be in­spired by our palm room. The com­bi­na­tion of Re­sene ‘For­est Green’, crisp white and tex­tured ele­ments such as the rat­tan ta­ble, light, bas­ket and rug, makes for a fresh, fes­tive feel.

Al­ter­na­tive tree This strong green wall is the per­fect back­drop for a DIY palm-leaf wall­pa­per tree. To make it, take a sheet of ply­wood and cut into a tri­an­gle (ours is 181cm tall by 120cm wide). Lay the tri­an­gle on the floor and roll a piece of wall­pa­per down the mid­dle. Use ei­ther glue or dou­ble-sided tape to fix the wall­pa­per to the board. Trim off ex­cess and se­cure the edges at the back of the tri­an­gle. If the lower cor­ners are still show­ing, cut two more pieces of wall­pa­per to cover them up, en­sur­ing you line up the pat­tern; trim and se­cure as be­fore. Now sim­ply lean your ‘tree’ against a wall and top with a star.

Wrap­ping To har­monise with the palm theme, use the left­over wall­pa­per from the roll to wrap presents. Team with raf­fia rib­bon and gift tags. If you have lots of presents, keep them tidy by stor­ing some in a bas­ket.

Wall painted in Re­sene ‘For­est Green’. Floor painted in Re­sene ‘Rice Cake’. Bell bas­ket pen­dant, $159, Teke green cush­ion, $54.95, Palm Springssofa, $1399, mar­ble tealight holder,$15.95, Hamp­shire bas­ket, $69.95 large, Madras tas­sel rug, from $159,Rogue bird of par­adise plant, $269, all from Free­dom. Vivid palm wall­pa­per,$102.99 per roll, from Aspir­ing Walls. Jun­gle blan­ket stitch cush­ion, $79.99, Amos vase in sage, $29.99, from Shut The Front Door. Ev­er­green cush­ion (in mid­dle), $59.90, from Wal­lace Cot­ton. Rat­tan and wal­nut cof­fee ta­ble,$795, from Me & My Trend. Glass Co Col­lec­tive green tea can­dle, $32.90, from Bed Bath & Be­yond. Raf­fiarib­bon, $2, from Look Sharp. Merry Christ­mas gift tag, $3.90, from Fa­ther• Rab­bit. Other items stylist’s own.

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