|Canvas Nursery Buddha Palm - Allison Allen Design|
So, my one completely and totally crazy and fanciful purchase for the new house is a canvas palm tree from the Canvas Nursery. I have wanted one of these since I first saw it in Rebecca de Ravenel's LA apartment, but this would not have worked in my Virginia home at all. In Venice, it will be amazing.
Why do I need a faux palm when I look out onto a hundred? To me, Chinoiserie is about the fanciful, the whimsical, and this will make me smile every day. This house is all about returning joy to my life after a truly terrible period in my life.
|Rebecca de Ravenel|
I am using a 9 foot one and it will go in the great room. I have narrowed it down to the four below. Which of these do you like? It is an hour drive south of me, and as soon as I move I will buzz down and pick it up in person. The owner is really nice.
|The Royal Palm|
Feminine and delicate, this palm would be a pretty choice.
Love banana leaf fabrics and wallpapers? - well this is the real thing - but in a faux version. LOL! BTW, the banana tree is technically not a palm.
These palms are all over where I live - the coconuts fall into the lake behind my house and bob up and down in the water.
So, which is your favorite? I had a hard time narrowing it down to my top four. Your comments are really really helpful. I am thinking about using one of my beautiful blue and white Chinese fish bowls for it.