Ernesto Santalla, PLLC—formerly Studio Santalla—was featured on HGTV’s Homes Across America for the work pictured in this project. The interior redesign of this Washington, DC area colonial home featured custom furniture in the living spaces, as well as a new contemporary fireplace. Walk-in closet space was added to the bedrooms to maximize storage space. This project presented a unique challenge, insofar that it had windows and doors of different heights. The ceiling configuration was not the most advantageous and modifying it was not an option. The solution became to unify all the openings, windows and doors, with the trim. The concept was expanded through the use of color. The walls and ceiling of the space were painted the same color as a background to what is now the architecture of the space.The updated bathroom includes a new glass shower with marble walls. The outdoor seating area provides the perfect retreat for relaxation or entertaining.
Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon