21 Tropical Interior Accents That Transport

21 Tropical Interior Accents That Transport

The urge to escape is real these days. Books help, Oculus Quests provide temporary relief, and David Attenborourgh documentaries offer pure escapism. But none of these things come close to the joy I get from travelling to new places, especially tropical islands. And I’m not the only one dreaming of island life—Compare Retreats’ clients are desperate to retreat to Bali, The Maldives and The Phillipines. Unfortunately for most of us, cracking open a coconut while watching sunset on a white sandy beach isn’t possible right now, which made me think of the next best thing…tropical interiors. Turning your home into an escape artist’s dream has never been easier thanks to rattan chandeliers with swinging monkeys, pineapple accent bamboo mirrors, and an award-winning banana-leaf chaise that costs the same amount as a lifetime of trips but will provide just as much joy. Here are my top picks…

Image courtesy of The Invisible Collection

Le Refuge Flamingo Pink Marc Ange; US$70,095, theinvisiblecollection.com


Trio Monkey Chandelier Mario Lopez Torres; US$6,600, mariolopeztorres.com


Hollywood Regency Style Gampel-Stoll Pineapple Mirror Gampel-Stoll; US$1,595, chairish.com


Brass Pineapple Door knocker (extra large) Pineapple Traders; US$150, pineappletraders.com.au


Bella Peacock Natural Rattan Chair SuakaLiving; US$2,086, etsy.com


Table Lamp Hollywood Palm, Vintage Brass Finish Eicholtz; US$927, ideas4lighting.com


The Iconic Beverly Hills™ Banana Leaf Wallpaper – Classic Green Beverly Hills Wallpaper; US$349.95, designerwallcoverings.com


Bamboo Towel Ring Anthropologie; US$46, anthropologie.com


Murcott Jute Rug SOHO HOME; US$415, sohohome.com


Barneby Gates Marrakech Wallpaper; US$131, barnebygates.com


Bespoke 1 Meter Giant Clam Big Blue Company; US$1,515, bigblueco.com


The Rattan Upholstered Venus Chair Soane; Prices upon request, soane.co.uk


Large “Uchiwa” Wall Light by Ingo Maurer Ingo Maurer; US$12,000, 1stdibs.com


Floor Lamp in Polished Brass Pacific Compagnie; US$2,687, pacific-compagnie.com


Poppy Palm Candle Holder Duo Mrs. Alice; US$433, mrsalice.com


Martius. The Booko of Palms TASCHEN; US$90, taschen.com


Strada Medium Flush Mount Kelly Wearstler; US$1,089, kellywearstler.com


Climbing Leopard by Diane Von Furstenberg The Rug Company; US$10,059, luxdeco.com


Saber Tasselled Velvet Cushion House Of Hackney; US$222, matchesfashion.com


The Raffia Shaggy Stool Fathead Fox; US$274, fatheadandfox.ie


Set of Four Skeleton Coral Prints – Blue/White OKA; US$425, oka.com

Dervla Louli


Dervla Louli is the Founder of wellness travel portal CompareRetreats.com and a Digital Editorial Consultant based in Hong Kong. She was formerly the Digital Editor of Hong Kong Tatler, the Director of Integrated Content at Edipresse Media Asia and the Managing Editor of Sassy Media Group. She has moderated events at The British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong University and Swire Hotels, and was the youngest panel member invited to speak at the Goldman Sachs' International Luxury Conference in 2013. She is a member of the Global Shaper Community, part of the World Economic Forum and a certified yoga teacher.

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