Several years ago, I started noticing a surge in the use of palm trees as a decorating motif. The surge probably didn't start then, but that's when I became aware of it.
Even my own brother jumped on the palm tree decor bandwagon. He has them in almost every room of his home. When he first started decorating with them I began to take notice. I think it started with a comfy rocker upholstered in a print with little palms all over it. It continued, and intrigued me. It was the first time I'd ever seem my brother take a real interest in interior design. Maybe it's because he's now retired, and has time for that sort of thing.
So, now I find myself looking for cool little things in his favorite motif whenever a special occasion approaches. (I've included some of them here.)
I don't think the general penchant for palms is slacking off, either. And I've been speculating as to where this popularity might stem from.
I've discovered some interesting things about palms over the past few years!.
Image: Tropical Afternoon Decorative Tile from Zazzle