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Après Ski Aerie

Interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz designs the alpine retreat of his (and our!) dreams

Dariush Vaziri

Interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz may live on the East Coast, but he's a self-described "mountain person." (He says: "It gets me closer to the stars!") Here, he designs the alpine retreat of his (and our!) dreams.


“I like the idea of the bed being like a room within a room.”
ALCOVA BED Maxalto by B&B Italia, bebitalia.com

“Jean Michel Frank pieces with Danish modern classics are my idea of a perfect mix.
But a touch of whimsy is always needed in a room, like Willy Rizzo's rotating bar/coffee table.
It’s the perfect après-ski accessory.” 
TRG CIRCULAR REVOLVING COFFEE TABLE by Willy Rizzo, willyrizzo.com

PK-54 DINING TABLE by Poul Kjaerjolm, at Fritz Hansen, fritzhansen.com
RED CHAIR LARGE by Kaare Klint, at Rud. Rasmussen’s Snedkerier, rudrasmussen.com
EGYPTIAN BEDSIDE TABLE by Mogens Lassen, at Rud. Rasmussen’s Snedkerier, rudrasmussen.com
FRANK #1 CLUB CHAIR by Mattaliano, mattaliano.com; upholstered in cream textured leather by Christian Liaigre, at De Sousa Hughes, desousahughes.com
RENEE BENCH by Julian Chichester, at And Beige, andbeige.com  
SCALETTA FOLDING SCREEN in black and white, by Piero Fornasetti, at L’Eclaireur, leclaireur.com


“This chair reminds me of a Picasso bull. its zoomorphic masculinity implies protection,
but it’s full of feminine softness and sensuality.” 

OX CHAIR by Hans Wegner, at Erik JØrgensen, erik-joergensen.com 


“The juxtaposition of antiquities with modern art is very me.” 
by Dennis & Leen, dennisandleen.com; at Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com

ABSTRACT INK ARTWORK by Kenneth Widener, 917-359-3628

"Fabrics inspired by classic tailored fashions: bouclés, linens, soft and butter leathers, wool felt and thick wool rugs."
FRANK CLUB CHAIR FABRIC Coarsely Ground in white peppercorn, by Gretchen Bellinger, gretchenbellinger.com
OX CHAIR FABRIC Divina in color No. 542, by Kvadrat, at Maharam, maharam.com. Leather trim in Royal Hide Golden Eagle RH70, by Edelman Leather, edelmanleather.com
DINING CHAIR FABRIC Napoli Sun Baked N19 leather, Edelman Leather, edelmanleather.com
DRAPERY FABRIC Flaxitude 9188 in linen, by Pollack, pollackassociates.com  

Parentesi pendant lights, Flos, flos.com  


“The quiet, elegant texture of this handmade paper reminds me of the walls of old Italian homes.”
ITALIAN LANDSCAPES COLLECTION in Turin, by Cannon & Bullock, cannonbullock.com


"I love large, wide wood planks. Dinesen from Denmark is all about understated natural luxury."
12" DOUGLAS FIR FLOOR PLANKS, Dinesen, dinesen.com


“Rya rugs are like furs for a room. This one becomes an art piece on the floor.” 
VINTAGE SWEDISH RYA RUG with brushy stripe pattern, at Gallery BAC, gallerybac.com

MOROCCAN BENI OURAIN RUG similar design available at Timothy Paul Home, timothypaulhome.com  

Nestor Santa-Cruz, IIDA 
Nestor Santa-Cruz Decoration, Washington, D.C.
202-277-6611, nestorsanta-cruz.com

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