Ernesto Santalla PLLC
Architects & Building Designers
TV Room contemporary-basement

TV Room

In this home, Georgetown architect Ernesto Santalla transformed a cavernous basement into a private paradise. Santalla went beyond merely renovating the dark, unfinished space; he developed a distinctive blueprint for how the new space would be used. He abandoned the multiple, framed-room approach usually used to carve up large basements and instead separated rooms with different color carpets and walls in shades of cream, beige and taupe; the patterned paint in reference to the paintings of famed Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.

Santalla used curves and angles to give the basement’s many areas distinctive character, while offering seamless movement from room to room. For instance, a curved wall serves as the backdrop for a large screen in the media area. This semicircle wall creates a hall behind it that provides passage for those walking from the music area to the fitness room without disturbing those enjoying a movie on the other side. The walls are adorned with original photographs from Santalla himself.

Mirrored walls set the scene for a home gym equipped with treadmill, cycle, weight lifting machine, and plenty of room for Pilates.

A black piano graces the wall in a foyer-like space around the corner from a narrow bar that is great for entertaining. There is a glass enclosed recording studio for the homeowner, a professional musician who plays guitar, piano and drums. The glass, floor-to-ceiling soundproof walls allow Jan to ignore or participate in activity taking place outside of the room.

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January 5, 2014
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Ernesto Santalla PLLC
I believe that is Benjamin Moore #1075
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September 28, 2012
drywalldust wrote:
What are the colors of the tan walls and carpet?
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Ernesto Santalla PLLC
The colors used in this project are Benjamin Moore 2075-10, OC37, 1075, 1523, and 1524. The carpet was from one of Home Depot's stock lines, but unfortunately it has been discontinued.
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September 13, 2012
sandragrace23 wrote:
What paint color is the burgundy wall?
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can you tell me the color of the lighter beige walls?
    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 10:58AM
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I believe that is Benjamin Moore #1075. We used a combination of these neutral tones: OC37, 1075, 1523, and 1524, all Benjamin Moore.
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