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Preceding pages and right: This reinvented master bedroom has a classic contemporary interior designed to complement the rest of the home. The bed is covered with shagreen, while the wall behind features a leather-look Ralph Lauren wallpaper. Above: An antique Korean wedding chest sits at one end of the master bathroom, providing a strong contrast to the sleek, contemporary lines of the Boffi fixtures. search | save | share at A passion for modern classic interiors and a desire for a “five-star hotel suite” helped to determine the look of this renovated master suite. Interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz created a private sanctuary for the owners, where detail is everything. As with the rest of the home interior, designer pieces are a key part of the look, but Santa-Cruz says there is still a whimsical, playful element that ensures the interior is not too serious. “We had a lot of fun putting together items from different periods that would work with the contemporary classic theme,” he says. “For example, the bedroom features red chairs that are reminiscent of Biedermeier chairs, which is a nod to one of the owners’ German background. The bed