Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected."
I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta... More »
It's been raining hard here in Atlanta for days. As I've cozied up in my house, the storms reminded me of the tropics, and I started cruising Houzz for some tropical elements that inspire.
From a simple floral arrangement to a tree, from leaf artwork to an entire wall of tropics-inspired tile or wallpaper, tropical plants bring to mind bright colors and fresh, airy design. Let's have a look!
P.S. Side Note: Now that I live in the south, I've picked up on some funny etiquette customs. Did you know that people used to put a pineapple on their mantles for a party? The pineapple is a symbol of welcoming. Thus, when the hosts were ready for everyone to get the heck out of their house, instead of yawning loudly, they would simply remove the pineapple from the mantle and all of the guests would know it was time to vamoose!