The Original Banana Leaf Print. Upon returning from vacation in the South Seas in 1942, Remy & Lucile Chatain sought to recreate not just the rich visual landscapes they had experienced in the tropics, but the sense of lushness and exuberance those sights had filled them with, too.
Together with their friend, noted illustrator and textile designer Albert Stockdale, they designed a large-scale botanical pattern to recapture and evoke those feelings, and mounted it in their showroom.
When Don Loper, the well-known apparel and interior designer tasked with the Beverly Hills Hotel redesign came into their showroom, he knew he’d found the look he wanted. He re-created the Chatains’ mural-style installation he’d seen at the showroom, and expanded it to fit the corridors of the hotel. The result? An ageless icon.
For over 75 years, CW Stockwell has proudly been the sole producer of the authentic Martinique® banana leaf fabric and wallpaper.
Material: Our signature matte, clay-coated paper Repeat: 42.2” H x 27” W with Half Drop Roll Size: 30" (untrimmed); trims to 27" wide.
Our iconic Martinique® Wallpaper is printed in small batches by hand by our partners in Los Angeles, California at a family-owned facility. Printed on matte, clay-coated paper, it trims to 27″ wide and is sold by the roll. Each roll is five yards. For ease of installation, our wallpaper orders are fulfilled in double (10 yard) or triple (15 yard) bolts depending on your order quantity.
The Navy, Pink and Green colorways of our Martinique® Wallpaper are printed on a warmer off-white paper ground, and the Sand and Platinum colorways are printed on a white ground.
Questions about how much to order, or about how to install our wallpapers? We can help.
Minimum order: two rolls (ten yards).
Need more than three samples? No problem. Just contact us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
Items currently in stock shipping within the continental USA will arrive within 1-2 weeks of order receipt via UPS Ground. After you place your order, we will follow up with a note to let you know a more specific timeframe when you can expect to receive it.
Shipping rates are determined based on delivery location and the weight of the shipment. International shipping is available; timing and cost varies by destination.