Now for a little history lesson on how this gorgeous style came to be… As the British moved from country to country colonising the world, their subjects, still true to their grassroots were influenced by these new tropical surroundings and new materials.
What I love about this style is that even though the British were influenced by the new environment, they still found the need to bring pieces from home. So what came to be, was actually an amalgamation of many different styles.
Being captivated by these new lush surroundings, the British found themselves wanting more of the outside, inside. So then came potted plants and trees inside, giving homes more of that tropical feel. As you can see, this was a great move!
How to get the look:
Find some beautiful woven baskets to put potted plants in, because remember, in British Colonial style, texture is key! Pop down to your local nursery, be sure that you are purchasing indoor plants, and get a little tropical! Find some stunning palms and ferns and give your home a fresh new feel. Mix and match with some tall potted tress and tabletop ferns. Slips of palm leaves in glass votives are a great way to create drama using plants!