BLANCO is the featured sink and faucet in Dexter’s kitchen, designed by Marie Aiello Design Studio, LLC – as part of Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House in Tribeca, NY. The Showtime House is a New York must-see fall design event and a stunning tribute to Showtime’s popular shows, i.e. Dexter, Weeds, The Tudors, etc. The showhouse features top name designers and brands who go “all-out” to fashion spectacular interior and exterior spaces for each show. (BTW: Dexter is a forensic blood splatter expert with the Miami police department. Beneath his outside calm and meticulous exterior lies a serial killer who hunts down and murders criminals who have escaped the clutches of the justice system.)
Designer, Marie Aiello comments on her design for the Dexter Kitchen:
“I selected BLANCO products for their elegance in design, simplicity – in form and quality,” states Aiello. BLANCO’s latest PERFORMA sink, PRECISION and ZIROS faucets plus a QUADRIS soap dispenser are among the products featured in the kitchen and bar area.
“The inspiration for the kitchen design was Dexter himself, of course!” states Aiello. “In virtually every episode we see Dexter in his kitchen eating. He is a man who loves food so I wanted to create a space specifically for him that would be visually interesting and is also a nod to his character and sense of humor. For example, the overall concept of the Dexter space is that beautiful things are made from broken pieces (like Dexter; beautiful on the outside, broken on the inside.) So the first glance of the kitchen is absolute elegance and beauty, but a closer look tells something different. The upper cabinets cleverly appear to be breaking out or jutting out of the corner. In addition, I challenged the typical island design and created a shape that bows to Dester’s favorite tool: the butcher’s knife! It’s not an obvious rendition of a cleaver, but when you look closely at this beautiful structure, you see what it is! It’s Dexter’s own private joke.”
Other materials used include cherry cabinetry, stainless steel ovens by Miele, CaesarStone countertops and backsplash consisting of Thassos, Carrera Marble and Bordiglio Natural Stones.
About the Showtime House
Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House will celebrate its second season with twin penthouses located in the luxurious Tribeca Summit building. Top designers transformed 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces into stunning masterpieces of design, with the Showtime original series as their inspirations. It will be open on weekends for public tours Sept. 12 – Oct. 18, and tickets will sell for $20 each, with all proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the non-profit organization Housing Works. www.pointclickhome.com/showtime2009
About Marie Aiello
Marie Aiello dove into the interior design world while living in Paris and studying art and design. This rising design star has a portfolio filled with the homes of influential entertainment and music execs and corporate CEOs in some of New York City’s hottest locations. The enigmatic Showtime House returns Aiello to her roots – she actually began her career as a Hollywood film producer. www.ma-ds.com