Turning Over a New Leaf
The shape of gingko leaves has always been one of my favorites. Gingko represents strength, hope, and peace, but to me it’s always meant beauty. The fan shape of the leaves is unusual and intriguing, and the colors can be breathtaking. That’s why I used the gingko as inspiration for the handpainted walls in this bathroom I designed!
One of the most stunning designs I’ve ever seen is the bronze gingko chair created by Claude Lalanne - he only created 8 of these exquisite designs in 2000 and I would love to own one. But I think it’s way out of my budget!
For a gingko design that I could definitely bring home, there’s none better than this gorgeous Gingko Wall Sconce from Currey & Company. I love the antiqued gold finish, too.
As an accent, gingko leaves are perfectly shaped. Look at how they work as hardware on this lamp table from Vanguard Furniture.
The gingko leaf looks both strong and resilient at the same time. Maybe that’s the attraction for me. What do you think of the gingko motif? Let me know in the comments below!