Sampling – please note that we are only able to send out pattern cards, binders and loose fabric samples at this moment in time where it is urgent. As we are working with a skeleton team, these won't be sent out daily unfortunately. Any non-urgent samples will be sent out at a later date once the time is right to return to work fully. Please specify at time of order or contact our customer services team for more information.

Cuban Fiesta

 

Following on from our Moroccan Kasbah Cool blog, the seventh trend we explore in our Global Traveller series is Cuban Fiesta.

 

 

Typically, Cuban style is all about that zest for life and colour. Saturated colours juxtaposed with vintage furniture, birds of paradise, rattan furniture and tropical plants.  Instead of coloured walls and bright trim, keep the white walls and paint doors and trim in vivid indigo, cobalt or palm green to capture that tropical vibe inside. EB tropical leaf print co-ordinates well with the PULSE, MATRIX and EQUILIBRIUM – add the parrot pictures and plants to complete the look!

 

 

Drawing inspiration from Cuban street style; cars and buildings say so much more about Cuba’s rich heritage – the brighter the better. Pure pigments showcase the true representation of colour, so in this instance there’s no room for neutrals! Natural fabrics are preferred since the climate is so hot, and marble, metal, stone and tiles keep the interiors cool and tempered.

 

 

No Cuban interior is complete unless theres hot pink in some form – a flower print, pink walls, tiles and cushions – bold fuchsia and pastel pink collide, often with a burst of tangerine to infuse girlie mania. Plants are a calming and contrasting addition to the space and by adding an aqua of sorts, the whole tropical sense of fun is captured.

 

 

Cuban décor requires an abundance of leafy, tropical plants in terracotta or multi coloured pots – consider large banana leaves, ferns and anything gorgeous and tropically green, but the most important factor is the size and impact that the drama of green and colour creates. Outside walls can be drenched with colour and then punctuated with greenery. As all tones of green are so current right now, there are plenty to choose from in our collection of dimout fabrics, blackout fabrics and woven fabrics.

 

 

Not only is there a dramatic colour element within the Cuban trend, but pattern takes on an important role in cement floor tiles and often taking the place of marble and expensive encaustic tiles. Being concrete, they are virtually imperishable and so hugely versatile in application from inside to outside – patios, walls, showers and floors for example.

It’s easy to fall in love with Cuban style, so introduce plenty of wonderful bright colours, add the crazy parrot and some whimsical art, and punctuate with an abundance of greenery. Just add the salsa music and dance!

 

Next, we will delve deeper into the global trend of English Garden


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A message to our customers

Things are changing day by day, minute by minute and we think it is important to keep you informed of our service levels during this time.

Following our update yesterday evening, it is clear that a large number of our customers are still able to keep working and many are making products for the NHS and Healthcare environments and continue to require fabric and other products. We want to reassure you:

 

  • Continued shipping, UK & international – we have made the decision based on feedback from customers, that we keep some staff available to deliver goods next week, commencing 30th March.
  • We may need flexibility on dates of goods leaving our warehouse, as we are working with a skeleton team.
  • We are here to answer your calls and emails – our customer service team are working at home taking any enquiries and orders as usual (we will confirm delivery dates).
  • We will do everything we can to support the Healthcare market, so please contact us to see how we can help you were product is needed.
  • If you require fabrics urgently to support you through this crisis, we are able to ship goods and will confirm delivery dates once we receive your order.
  • If you can’t get through, please email sales@edmundbell.com and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.
  • The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders online.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Our sister company Redwood TTM in Skelmersdale is continuing to manufacture medical equipment and mattresses for the NHS and Healthcare requirements at the request of the Government. Please let us know if they can help you with any medical products.

Call us or alternatively Redwood TTM on 01695 553 830 or email: sales@redwood-ttm.com

 

We intend to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well during this difficult period.

 

With best regards

John Atherton

Managing Director

 

(Updated 3.45pm, 27th March 2020)