Classic contemporary master suite by interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz with shagreen bed

New master bathroom design with Boffi taps, bath and vanity basins, Carrara marble shower, walnut floor, antique Korean wedding chest
Story by: Colleen Hawkes
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This master bedroom is in a home that has been extensively remodeled by interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz.

A passion for modern classic interiors and a desire for a "five-star hotel suite" helped to determine the look of this renovated master suite.

Interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz created a private sanctuary for the owners, where detail is everything.

As with the rest of the home interior, designer pieces are a key part of the look, but Santa-Cruz says there is still a whimsical, playful element that ensures the interior is not too serious.


Wall-mounted faucets reinforce the clean, uncluttered look of architecture, bathroom, ceiling, daylighting, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, tap, gray, white
Wall-mounted faucets reinforce the clean, uncluttered look of this bathroom. The backsplash is Elitis wallpaper.

"We had a lot of fun putting together items from different periods that would work with the contemporary classic theme," he says. "For example, the bedroom features red chairs that are reminiscent of Biedermeier chairs, which is a nod to one of the owners' German background. The bed itself is covered in shagreen inspired by '30s interiors. And the wallpaper behind the bed, from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection, has the look of aged leather. We added leopard-fabric pillows and an iron and glass side table with legs that resemble branches. This is by Bill Sofield."

In the bathroom the look is more subdued. There are two separate vanities, a separate toilet room and shower, and a parallel dressing room.

Boffi Corian integrated basins are teamed with white lacquered cabinets, and Boffi Minimal wall-mounted taps. Additional storage is provided by wall-hung Boffi Ebony wood veneer cabinets and an antique Korean wedding chest sourced by Santa-Cruz.

This shower stall has a Carrara marble lining bathroom, ceiling, floor, flooring, interior design, plaster, plumbing fixture, room, tile, wall, gray
This shower stall has a Carrara marble lining and Boffi shower system. The design is by Nestor Santa-Cruz.

Julia Walter of Boffi Georgetown says recessed handles on the cabinets keep the look sleek and uncluttered.

"We introduced indirect lighting above and below the mirrors, which stand out from the wall there is also a strip of light within the mirror."

The adjoining dressing room features Ikea glossy black cabinet doors framed in aluminium, with an Austrian chandelier adding a fun touch of glamour.

Sep 25, 2015

Credit list

Remodeling architect
David M Knudson
Bathtub
Boffi Swim
Bathroom faucets
Boffi Minimal and Cut series
Shower walls
Carrara marble
Recessed ceiling lighting
Lightolier
Bedroom wallcovering
Ralph Lauren Home Collection
Interior designer
Nestor Santa-Cruz IIDA with architect Pedro Aguirre (Washington, DC)
Vanities and basins
Boffi Universal with basins in Corian
Cabinetry
Boffi Ebony in bathroom; Ikea in dressing room
Rugs in bathroom
Ikea
Vanity backsplash
Elitis wallpaper
Flooring
Walnut in bathroom; oak in bedroom
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