Cuban Zen: Trend Edit!
Settling into a new year can go one of two ways: cozy snuggles, blanket over head (see how-to here) or a head-first catapult into all things fresh and new. As we're totally obsessed with seriously stylish interiors, we promise to never let our décor suffer the wrath of the new-year blues. So with thoughts of shaking off bad vibes and embracing a fresh start (from mindset to sofa setup…), we’re hitting up our zingiest homeware trend to date: Cuban Zen. Here to give you the feels for a bold look, this dreamy combo of tropical Cuban motifs with classic comfy accessories is here to prove that, in 2017, finding your "inner zen" has never looked so good.
Time for a color debriefing: it doesn’t get much punchier than this. A buzzing mix of acidic and pastel shades fuse for a ferocious entry into spring. Our core color palette pulls Pantone’s Peach Blossom and zesty Green Sheen into the spotlight, against must-have accent shades Lemon Tonic and Poseidon Blue. Evoking balmy evenings and late-night salsa, picture the Cuban color palette shaken up and served over ice and lime.
Sugar-white beaches, vintage cars and seriously tasty sammies are synonymous with the friendly Caribbean island. So, in homage to this country rich in culture, we’re bringing a little Old Havana back to the boudoir. Ready to reflect Cuba’s vivacious sense of fun with bold prints and intricate details, our accessory selection is just the shake-up your new year needs.
Elephant cushion $9, flower string lights $4.50, peach bellini candle $X
Faux-velvet cushions $7, pineapple cushion $9 , coral throw $14
We’re officially on bird-watch this season, with bedding, cushions, vases and candles spotlighting the coolest wildlife on Main Street: toucans and cockatoos (a stylish surprise, right?). Our Cuban Zen characters are perched to perfection in this dazzling trend, alongside our much-loved motifs – cactuses and pineapples – whose spiky happiness remains firmly in our homeware hearts. Faux plants and succulents bloom all over our homeware this season, as we continue to bring the outdoors in, whatever the weather.
For a sofa-suitable statement (pink couch optional) we’re living for accent cushions. From fresh fringe to pompom finishes, it’s time to recline in style! Pink and blue are our fave shades stealing the soft accessory spotlight this season. With these vibrant hues featured in the collection, combine one or two killer cushions with a bright-toned throw for a juicy look that just exudes tropical chic. Salute the sunset with lantern string lights, thoughts turned to summertime strolls... Embellish your space with a scent as fresh as the look: with our striking scented candles arriving in bold new shades, your décor refresh awaits.
Zen leaf duvet cover $15/$18/$23. leaf embossed throw $40, pink rug $8, toucan mug $3, flamingo light $16
The Cuban trend arrives with major attitude, ready to dominate your décor and spice up your spirits. As we look toward the summer months, staring longingly at new-season sandals, now’s the time to prep your home for warmer weather. Get tropical, get vibrant and get to Primark – before this cockatoo-coated new season trend flies off the shelves!