Martinique Wallpaper by Hinson

Sunday, September 08, 2013

We're considering wallpaper for our entryway, and my husband has almost convinced me that we should go with Hinson's classic 'Martinique' wallpaper (above). The banana leaf pattern has been used in many well-known locations, including the Dorothy Draper-designed Greenbrier Hotel, New York City's Indochine restaurant and most famously, the Beverly Hills Hotel. I'm a little hesitant to go so bold, but there's an undeniable appeal to this leafy print. What do you think, would you wallpaper a narrow entry hall in this pattern?

Indochine restaurant on Lafayette Street in New York City.

 Nate Berkus interior from ELLE DECOR.

Interior by Steven Sclaroff from House Beautiful. Read on to see more examples of Martinique wallpaper.

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The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.

Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat at Indochine from
An illustrated version of Warhol and Basquiat at Indochine by the Unkown Hipster (Jean-Philippe Delhomme).


Tim Fenton said...

Having stayed at "The Bev" several times back in the 70s, I have a real affection for this wallpaper. If I remeber correctly, it was used in the hallways but not in the rooms. Maybe in the Polo Lounge too. Do it!

Liz Fenton said...

I think it was also used in the Chequit Hotel in the 70's.

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