W E A R E I N S A N T A M A R T A , C O L O M B I A !
THIS WEEK WE ARE AT THE MAGNIFICENT
This week we take a look at Hotel Don Pepe located in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Santa Marta is South America’s oldest city and has the historical architecture to show for it. This hotel is heritage listed, which allows it to showcase the original brickwork and archways,
that are still intact. These elements have been reclaimed to enhance their relevance for today.
Hotel Don Pepe is made up of both original brickwork and tiles, as well as modern materials that make sure it stays true to the city’s colonial heritage.
Georgia’s favourite design elements at Hotel Don Pepe- White, white and more white. What brings the different textured elements together are the tonal whites that cover many aspects from the travertine floors to the white painted walls, and to the white washed timbers. The white keeps the space looking fresh and unique, and when juxtaposed to the original brick the space looks amazing.
1. Plaster your walls with a rippling effect and paint them white. The texture keeps it interesting, and you can never go wrong with a classic white coat of paint.
2. Expose the lintels above your doorways. Lintels or archways can be what gives a space its own individual identity, so show them off! Paint or add a white wash to the surrounding timber to keep the the colour scheme consistent.
3. Use indoor plants such as palm trees to bring in some colour and help the space look lived in. Plants always help a home look homely.
4. Tilesofezra have a fabulous in stock floor tile range, create interest intrigue and an exotic result via floor tiles!
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