It’s been a while since we last took a trip on our World Tour of Design where we last traveled to the beautiful country of Russia. In this week’s World Tour, I’d like to head somewhere a little… warmer. After all, spring is well on its way to the States, and with it comes fresh weather and the start of vacation season. The warm, tropical island country of Cuba is full of refreshing design inspiration to welcome spring and summer into your home. Let’s take a look at the common design features of Cuban architecture and interior design. Prerevolutionary Cuba was known for a distinctive architecture heightened by the tastes and expenses of a rich entrepreneurial class. They maintained large sugar and tobacco plantations and mansions, and they sought interior design inspiration from the Art Deco and mid-century 1950s styles. These styles embraced luxury and comfort, integrated with a beautiful backdrop of tropical, earthy landscapes. Museo de Artes Decorativas, once a 1920’s mansion, can be easily incorporated in your own home. The mid-50s mahogany spiral staircase at a Guatao chapel and the Cuban butacas and woven cane chairs gracing the original decor of Ernest Hemingway’s living room at Finca La Vigia are also elements that can easily be implemented into your home. Cuba’s island flavor. Open interior spaces evoke the spacious and relaxing experience of watching the sparkling ocean washing over sandy beaches. Interior Makeovers Inc. or by calling 310-788-0990. I’d love to hear about your design visions for your home. Stay Inspired!