Congratulations to Ernesto Santalla PLLC who have been shortlisted for Bathroom Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019.

design et al are delighted to announce that Ernesto Santalla PLLC have been shortlisted for Bathroom Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019.

The spacious and luxurious spa master bathroom is a key element of a villa remodel on Longboat Key, a 16 square-mile barrier island hugging the southwest coast of Florida. A deep, freestanding tub is poised as the centrepiece, oriented to reveal a lush, glass-walled and colourful interior atrium positioned in the centre of the residence. This engenders a soothing and peaceful bathing experience seemingly rooted in a tropical rain forest. Ernesto Santalla’s favourite aspect of this project is the indoor/outdoor connection of the bathroom to the atrium.

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Lounge seating provides a place to relax, perhaps read, or enjoy a glass of wine. Functionally, the sleek, white custom cabinetry dominates an entire wall – asymmetrically split between standing height at the sink counter, and chair height at a hair and cosmetics station. The opposite wall, composed of large, sanded, translucent glass panels, encloses the sloped rain shower, a cleverly compartmentalized commode, and a generous walk-in closet.

Ernesto Santalla

The lighting is, at once, purposeful, inviting and beautiful, permeates the room with softness and tranquility. A thin, recessed LED strip infuses a balanced illumination, creating the perfect radiance necessary for shaving and applying makeup. Strategically-inlaid stainless electric/UBS outlet pop-ups offer unobtrusive access to recharge, while complimenting the uninterrupted ivory quartz counter tops.

Ernesto Santalla

Italian porcelain tiles cover the floor surface throughout the bathroom, closet and master bedroom, providing a continuous flow of elegant colour and texture. All of these features are enhanced by the soft, serene and monochromatic colour scheme, resulting in a unique, solitary oasis brimming with all of the required components to relax, breathe heartily, and recompose. Function and beauty go hand in hand in this project, together with understated elegance.

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