About Casa Santi and the Santified Team!

David Santiago

Owner/Interior Designer

Welcome to Casa Santi Interior Design, LLC, a look at our philosophy and the way I, David Santiago, define style.


With over 20 years of experience in the design industry, combined with a sophisticated classical background, I am eager to share with you the possibilities you can achieve within your residential or commercial space. I have a practical and common-sense approach to how I work:

 

  • Assess the project, your needs, style, function of the tasks at hand with the proposed budget.

  • With my design expertise, I apply my traditional, unexpected, curation signature to achieve a cohesive successful concept, ultimately defining my client...YOU!

  • Design is about telling a story through visually appealing concepts and décor, most importantly with form and function.
     

Let's meet, get to know each other, explore ideas and have a discussion about Interior design. 

Embrace a new change in your residential or commercial space and become Santified!  

 

As an advocate of the trade community, I am currently:

  • PRESIDENT
    International Furnishings and Design Association, NY Chapter (IFDANY)
     

  • PAST PRESIDENT
    Interior Design Society, NY Chapter (IDS-NY)
     

  • Member of the American Society of Furniture Design (ASFD)
     

  • Member of Accessories Resource Team (ART)
     

  • Member of charity committees for The Bailey HouseKids Need MoreHope Lodge and My Face​​

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StrictlySanti: The Brand

His Strictly Santi brand was created as an umbrella brand in 2018 and since then, David launched several products; a lighting collection with American Brass & Crystal Lighting and a wallpaper collection entitled The Passport Collection, catering to hospitality and residential markets with Bijou wallcoverings. David is known as the “Prince of Wallpaper” highlighting his ability to master the art of wallpaper application on every project. David is acknowledged by the High Point Market Authority and Dallas Market Center as an influencer. Currently, David continues to grow as a brand ambassador and give back through the media platforms as a design and lifestyle correspondent for "The Donna Drake Show" on CBS NY and guest designer on the NBC hit television series “George To The Rescue". 

Hospidential: Hospitality and Residential 

David Santiago, owner & founder of Casa Santi, LLC,

debuts his Hospidential concept in 2019; a unique fusion of unexpected and curated styles, merging Hospitality and Residential.

Hospidential caters to clients who seek the unique creative details that make a space really special, blending a traditional sensibility, combined with form and function. It made sense to expand Casa Santi, LLC into production, brand ambassadorships and artists representation, unifying all creative platforms from Hospitality to Residential, achieving the Hospidential Experience.

Fun fact about David: He is an accomplished classical opera singer, an alumni of Mannes College of Music. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the New York City Opera, among others. Whether staging a design project, serving the design community as an active member or performing, David’s integrity, passion and talent always shine through.

Get ready to be Santified. 

Ricardo Monge

Artist/Graphic Design Director

Ricardo Monge is the Art Director and Graphic Designer at Casa Santi Interior Design, LLC, bringing his talent and unique flair for branding, web/graphic design and visual documentation to live.  Ricardo's experience expands across the globe in many markets to the likes of fashion, beauty, finance, medicine and corporate markets, among others.

He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) and a minor in graphic design and photography from the prestigious Pratt Institute in NYC.

Ricardo fine art creations range from paintings, photography, mixed media, murals, furniture restoration, wearable art, digital art, graphic design, fabric printing and installations.

 

Monge's artwork has been part of the Intercontinental Hotel Montreal, Bailey House Gala, High Point Designers Show House, RuPauls Drag Con, George to the Rescue, Open House NYC, Holiday House NYC, His is an internationally accomplished artist with showings ranging from Italy, Canada, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, London, Chile, Lublin, Greece, Copenhagen, New York, Puerto Rico and of course our home, Casa Santi Interior Designs.    

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Natalia Roma Colasurdo

Interior Design Assistant

Natalia Roma Colasurdo is a recent 2020 graduate from Marywood University and holds a degree in Interior Architecture, focusing in Photography and Furniture Design.

 

While pursuing her interest in media and design, Natalia is a co-founder and host on the popular podcast ‘A Student’s Perspective’ (weekly web series about the design industry), bridging the gap between design education and the professional field. She is a student member of the IFDA NY Chapter and hast interned in architectural and design firms since 2015.

 

Currently, Natalia has taken a step further in her career path with the Santification process at Casa Santi Interior Designs.


 

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