global design inspiration: Colombia

The home of Colombian designer Richard Mishaan in Cartagena is a fantastic example of blending old and new.  The home was a renovation project in which Mishaan stripped back layers to reveal original ceilings, wood beams and stone walls. He kept the Spanish-colonial architectural elements of the home in place, while adding modern design and functionality. 

This home reminds us that we will be rewarded when we honour our roots, reclaim and salvage whenever possible, and weave in modern design.

You can learn more about Mishaan's Columbian home in Architectural Digest

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.