Something to shed a slightly sunnier light on the Cartagena: Richard Mishaan's utterly beautiful home there. The Colombian-born interior designer, who practices in NYC, found the property a few years ago and purchased it as a renovation project, eventually replacing a layout of lots of small rooms with an airier one and discovering elements such as centuries-old Brazilian wood in the process. Featured in the May issue of Architectural Digest, Mishaan's 16th-century retreat is sited on a UNESCO World Heritage site and consists of two buildings positioned around a central courtyard complete with a pool and waterfall. Inside: neutral furniture of Mishaan's own design, Colombian objects, and colorful ikats and other patterns. Do have a look above.
· Richard Mishaan's Colombian Retreat [Arch Digest]