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Haute in Havana


The exciting allure of Havana, Cuba is driven not only by its spicy cuisine, but also by its lush tropical surroundings and retro flair. Streets are flocked with antique cars in ice cream hues creating a fun, vibrant contrast against the colonial Spanish architecture that fills this iconic city. If you are a lover of bright hues juxtaposed with a dash of the unexpected then this interior design style is for you…

Lush Color || Splash your walls with a verdant hue that is reminiscent of the flourishing vegetation that is inherent to Havana. Balance it out with a pastel-hued sofa and loveseat sprinkled with a few botanical-patterned toss pillows to complete the look.

Airy Textures || Think like a flamenco dancer and fill your home with airy fabrics that move freely. From sheer chiffon drapes to a linen ottoman to ruffled accent pillows, these lightweight fabrics will instantly evoke a breezy, laidback vibe in your home much like a day at the beach!

Unexpected Elements || What makes a house a home, regardless of design aesthetic, are the quirky elements that are unique to your personality. Havana is as unapologetically bold as the cuisine they serve and your home should be too. Are you a literary lover? Stack your favorite books beside your bed to serve as a nightstand… and a mini library! For the travelers, use vintage suitcases as a plant stand or accent table!

 

Lively Patterns || Botanical and floral prints are the obvious choice, but pairing either of these patterns with a cabana stripe will add dimension to your design! Be mindful when mixing patterns. A good rule of thumb is to pick your statement pattern in a large-scale piece like a living room set or area rug, and sprinkle in the contrasting pattern in smaller accessories like toss pillows.


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