Spotlight on: Havana, Cuba - Karibou Art Co

Trends |30.01.19

Spotlight on: Havana, Cuba

With the Cuban capital of Havana celebrating its 500th year anniversary of the city’s foundation this year, and eased travel restrictions, Cuba is being re-discovered and Cuban decor is making its way into our homes. To celebrate this milestone Karibou has released a colourful collection of Cuban goodness. Check out the whole collection here.

The decor is a wonderful, bright and fun style that is easy to replicate with a few simple touches. Here are some key trends that easily bring Cuban decor into your home.

Havana IX | Karibou Art Co.

Havana IX | Karibou Art Co.

Cuban’s love vivid colours. Think bright colours faded under the sun combined with pastels – ocean-inspired blues and greens alongside terracotta oranges and vibrant yellows. Use on large walls and contrast with different coloured trim.

Weathered and rustic
Cuban homes often feature textured layers of paint and plaster and rustic furnishings. Use a lime wash paint to give the walls a weathered look and for furnishings, introduce some texture with chunky wood pieces and rustic metal.

Havana IV | Framed Art Print by Karibou Art Co

Havana IV | Karibou Art Co

Cement Tiles
Colourful, patterned cement tiles are a great way to bring Cuban inspired patterns into your home. On the walls, floors, bathrooms or patio; these tiles add interest and contrast in any room.

Tropical plants
Nothing says Cuban style like large leafy, tropical plants. Inside or on the patio, it’s all about volume to create a dramatic lush look.

1950s nostalgia
Cuba’s 1950s cars are iconic and still, grace the streets today. Use vintage adverts, car photos, and licence plates to add this fun look to your Cuban styled home.

Art Deco
Havana is full of beautiful art deco buildings at every turn. Introduce a few art deco antiques or replicas as key pieces to fill spaces and to add interest and charm to a room.

Cuban decor is nostalgic and charming and a trend that is likely here to stay. With a few easy touches, a room can be transformed into a bright and fun Cuban haven to enjoy a mojito in; as if you were in Havana.

Cuban Style, clockwise from top left: ‘Havana IV’,  Karibou Art Co, ‘River Weave Rug’, Armadillo & Co.,  ‘Halo Plant Stand’, Ivy Muse, ‘Serengeti Leather Armchair’, Uniqwa Furniture, ‘Velvet Petite cushion’ in emerald, The Block Shop, ‘Kivi votive’ in green, IIttala, Table lamp base pineapple style in silver finish, One World, ‘Rattan Lantern Cylinder’, Home Republic, ‘Bolt vase’ in green, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen, ‘Flores Antique’ Spanish Tile, Jatana Interiors, ‘Painted Clay’ paint, Dulux, ‘Hemingway Rectangular Trays’, Satara, ‘Serengeti sofa’, Interiors Online, ‘Haven Palm Trees Outdoor Cushion’ in lagoon, Zanui, ‘Linley Cushion’ in orange, L&M Home

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