Before and After: Actress Sasha Alexander’s European-Inspired L.A. Home

The Los Angeles home that actress Sasha Alexander (Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles) and her husband, director Edoardo Ponti, purchased was a far cry from the airy and bright space you see today. “It didn’t have a lot of light. It had a lot of dark, painted walls—like dark blues, reds, and oranges—so it felt a little like a caveman’s house,” Alexander says. Interior designer Estee Stanley (also Domaine’s editor-at-large) adds that the walls were faux-finished in Tuscan-style oranges and reds.

Alexander, Ponti, and Stanley were all in agreeance about one thing, though: the Spanish-style home had fantastic architecture, including beautiful archways, elegant built-ins, and charming windows. “When my husband and I saw it, we both fell in love with it immediately,” Alexander says. “The home had great bones and a lot of character.” "The house itself," Stanley continues, "I could see that it could be fantastic.”

Scroll down to see the stunning transformation.