The Beverly Hills Hotel is known for the dusty pink of the buildings and the bungalows; the tufted, circular pink velvet couches in the lobby; and, the iconic wallpaper that decorates the Fountain Coffee Shop downstairs.
Martinique, the distinctive design, with its large, bright green leaves, was created especially for the “Pink Palace” in 1942 by decorator Don Loper. With its waving banana palm leaves, it is probably one of the most recognizable wallpapers in the world. Try it in a bathroom (don’t forget to paper the ceiling) for a touch of jewel box glamor. In a living, dining or bedroom, keep the rest of the look clean, modern and spare, as Brian Atwood and Nate Berkus do in their combination dining/living room.
MORE INFO (& BUY THE BH Hotel Banana Leaf Wallpaper at): Designer Wall Coverings.com
MORE MARTINIQUE ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• Nate Berkus’ Other Apartment
Image: The Beverly Hills Hotel