by Lee Franklin April 10, 2017
It's here! Our new tropical palm leaf design ... lovely succulent greenery just in time for Spring! And as always, we've added a retro spin: a palm leaf print on a bamboo background because we just adore mid century Tiki style! We love the vibrant greens and textures in this design and we think the placemats will add a lovely tropical vibe to your dinner table .... and the coasters maybe just the finishing touch you're looking for in your home Tiki bar! Both are a great way to protect your mid century teak surfaces from those scary coffee cup rings and minor spillages!
As often with our designs, these palm leaves started out as a sketch, then a watercolour painting, before being scanned into the computer for further digital work.
Once on the computer, we tried the leaves out on various backgrounds ... all of which we liked, and it took us a while to settle on the finished combination. You never know the other combinations may well make an appearance further down the line ...
For now we have launched Tropical Palm Leaf as coasters and placemats, but we are also experimenting with other applications for this design ... if you have any suggestions, or if you would really like to see this design on more products, do drop us a line and we'll see what we can do! Our printed products are always customisable ...
In the meantime, if you want to bring in some 'island time' to your dining room, or add some Tiki vibes to your coffee table, you can find our Tropical Palm Leaf placemats and coasters in our homewares section, or click on the image below.
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by Lee Franklin June 25, 2020
Less than a year ago, Nikki bought her 1964 ranch home and, in this short time, has been transforming it throughout … playing out a personal battle between colourful kitsch and MCM minimalism …
by Lee Franklin June 11, 2020
Gwenn, in her own words, is a “mid-century, retro, colours and eclectic stuff lover!” Her home is full of objects with stories, where broken and unloved things are upcycled into beautiful items full of purpose.
Hi there! We are mad bad fans of eclectic vintage and retro style ...
The Inkabilly blog features fabulous real-life retro homes ... from vintage fanatics to eclectic collectors. We delve into the secret worlds of retro fans and their homes, passions & inspirations ... stories of hard work and happen-chance.
We also love to share cool vintage and retro sellers, DIY restorations, snippets on design history, our favourite vintage eras etc ... Our aim is to be a resource for fabulous retro inspiration!
We also design and make our own vintage-inspired homewares and accessories to help fuel your retro life .... while you're here, why not have a browse ... ?
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Inkabilly is husband-and-wife team Lee and Karl. A mid century obsessed couple who've been designing and creating our vintage-inspired homewares, accessories and gifts in our Bristol studio, UK since 2010. We love to mix up our Retro! So in our emporium you will find a happy, eclectic mix of nostalgic and kitsch designs inspired by the 50's, 60's & 70's.