I unfortunately didn't take good photos of the room during the Bare Bones tour, but I did take a shot of the ceiling, which gives you an idea of what Nestor was working with...
And now for the magic:
All Photography by Angie Seckinger
A showcase of crisp, classic, sophisticated elegance - hallmarks of Santa-Cruz's design. I love that he kept the gorgeous wall mirror and incorporated it into the room's updated decor. With the photos, he included a blurb about his thoughts for the room and mentioned that he aimed to work with elements already present:
"In designing the Reception Room, I wanted to maintain a hint of the original house. The Neoclaasical background and architectural details gave me an opportunity to step back, and reappraise what the decor should be: comfortable and welcoming in an elegant way, but very personal."
This space is certainly in harmony with the house, and I have a feeling it flows beautifully with the other rooms...I'll have to see for myself when I go!
I'm so happy to be posting about Nestor because I absolutely love his work and he is Cuban-born but spent time growing up in El Salvador, which makes him all the more interesting to me (I was born in ES). We had a lovely back and forth chat over email yesterday and I was thrilled to "meet" him.
Thank you for the sneak peek into your beautiful room, Nestor!
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