DECORATING TREND: HAVANA MODERN

This autumn we are drawn to the exotic romance of Cuba and its decadent interiors...

A study area fit for Hemingway, that really cuts the mustard.

Mamba desk shelf, £2,345, Aram. Feature wall in Dutch Orange estate emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Calin chair, from £463, Ligne Roset. Bubbles & Bottles bottle set, £226 (for four bottles with stoppers).


Colourful tiles and floral fabrics speak of long summer days with a dash of Cuban heat.

Royere carver chair, £840, Julian Chichester. Moon Glow mirror, £3,271, Arteriors x Windsor Smith. Stratos console, £2,085, Cattelan Italia at Barker and Stonehouse. India vase, £1,300, Utopia & Utility at Silvera. Phoebe vase, £533 for three assorted, Arteriors. Naples Viola tiles (leaning against wall), £2.86 each, Fired Earth. Spanish Tile wallpaper, £150 for three roll set, Mind the Gap.


A patchwork of abstract patterns add zeal to the moody blues.

Amalfi sofa, £3,944, Julian Chichester, covered in Wave, £120m, Fermoie. Servomuto side tables, from £360 each, Zanotta at Chaplins. Pols Potten graphic lustre vases, medium, £32; large, £78, John Lewis & Partners. Geo Moderne wallpaper in Jade, £170 a roll, Designers Guild. Duralex dish, £70, @lotts_potts_uk. Theo coffee maker, £63; Picardie glass, £1.10, both The Conran Shop. Havana tiles (on floor), from £71.30sq m, Domus.


Wallpaper goes retro alongside a Sixties-inspired credenza clad in two-tone brass.

Reform Credenza sideboard, £6,500, Jonathan Adler. Utrecht armchair, £3,060, Cassina at Aram. Mandarin rug, £1,080sq m, Deirdre Dyson. Nemo Ellisse floor lamp, £2,238, Poliform. Balloon vases in Burgundy and Amber, small, £70 each, Louise Roe at Heal’s. Foscari Fresco Scene 1 Tuberose wallpaper, £195 a roll, Designers Guild. Orbes Directoire wallpaper trimming, £82yd, Adelphi Paper Hangings at Tissus d’Hélène. Naples Viola tiles, £2.86 each, Fired Earth


Blending bohemian style with folksy plates creates a laid-back kitchen to hang out in.

Marble Head table by Paul Vanstone, £8,000, The New Craftsmen. Font armchair by Studio David Thulstrup for Møbel Copenhagen, £1,368, Aram. Curtain in Linara in Tiger Lily and Rocoto, £39.50m, Romo. Barcelona Ombre fringing in Vert, £110m, and Barcelona Striped fringing in Vermillion, £79m, both Samuel & Sons. Festoon Frieze wallpaper trimming, £110yd, Adelphi Paper Hangings at Tissus d’Hélène. Plates, from £45, Zsuzsanna Nyul at Cabana Magazine Shop. Finnieston wall light, £665, Channels. Rosalia print, £15, Ana Clerici. Fridge, £1,399, Smeg.


The pineapple print grows up when paired with midnight blue.

Cuba Pina in Vert fabric, £100.65m, CasaDeco. Josef dining table, £7,171, Flexform. Curule chair, £1,213, Ligne Roset. Artwork, £450, Isabel Wilkinson.


The curved headboard of this sculptural bed creates a cocooning hideaway.

Hepworth bed in Studio Rich Stain Resistant Velvet Rust, £1,998, Love Your Home. Swing wallcovering, £125 linear m, Arte. Bespoke shade in Firefly Orange, £168, The Light Shade Studio; trimmed in Barcelona Ombre fringing in Garnet, £110m, Samuel & Sons. Pon side table by Jasper Morrison for Fredericia, £716, Aram. Column table lamp, £149, Heal’s. Holiday throw, £245, The Conran Shop. Bedspread in Ananas, £64m, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. Artwork, £320, Isabel Wilkinson.


An abstract mural and dusky velvet combine for a decadent place to soak away the day.

Napoli bath in RAL Matte 7001, £4,005; Tubo 14 tap, £1,495, both Victoria + Albert Baths. Hi!Breed chair by Charlotte Kingsnorth, £3,500, The New Craftsmen. Exotic Damier wallpaper, £171.60sq m, Wall & Decò. Naples Viola tiles, £2.86 each, Fired Earth. Nero chandelier, £2,560, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam. Vesuvius bowl, £328, The Conran Shop

Photography / James Merrell

Styling / Marianne Cotterill

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