Inspired by Nature: Protea and Succulents in Maui

I love going over photos taken from previous trips. When I've just gone on a trip, I'm so overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos taken, I don't fully appreciate each individual shot until long after. Such is the case with my trip to Hawaii a couple years back. One day after we were all properly sunburnt and desperately needed a respite from the beach, we spent an afternoon at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm, found at the base of Mt. Haleakala on Maui. The lavender was a bit past season, but the striking protea, succulents and other tropical flowers were in full bloom. I've been to this spot almost every time I've been to Maui, but it's beauty is never lost on me.  These photos of protea and succulents may have been taken a while ago, but their striking unique form never wanes. Their ability to make me want to jump on a plane to Hawaii straight away is equally strong! I'd love to design a space inspired by these almost other-worldly plants.  I pull so much color inspiration from photos like the ones below. Combining sophisticated colors like marsala and mauve with brights like raspberry and faint, cool hues feels eclectic, fresh and modern. Scroll through my photos to get a better sense of this beautiful place!