Hudson Valley Residence

Hudson Valley Residence

PHOTO CREDIT: Vcapture Photography
STONE FABRICATION: Faithful countertop
MILLWORK FABRICATION: FIVE STAR MILLWORK

This modern design was to create a space for a couple who loves to entertain. The Living lounge blurs the lines between kitchen and family shaping the way we live for the better. The custom and sustainable kitchen area has a warm lounge like atmosphere that disguises its utilitarian purpose. The lines of the custom natural wood cabinetry carries its cereused oak finish, calacatta porcelain slabs and modern light fixtures to the hearths lounging side- or maybe its vice versa. The design makes it hard to tell where one space ends and the next begins.  So sip a cocktail, make some appetizers with your guests and watch the kids play as this space opens up to custom playroom shelving. The biggest challenge for this project was dealing with existing mechanical units and the limited height of the space. Playing with the idea of a floating beamed ceiling tricked the eye and made the space appear larger.

Hillsborough NJ Residence

Hillsborough NJ Residence

– SHDWS MEDIA / Faithful countertop

An entertainer’s kitchen, pure simplicity with the importance of the human experience. This client lives in a traditional colonial home and lives a traditional lifestyle. However, with a stressful job she seeks simplicity in her home and hired me to design a warm modern experience. The kitchen’s ergonomic design allowed her to focus on the important things in life which is the enjoyment of family and friends.  The choice of sustainable stone materials cross pollinate from the kitchen into the living space so it feels like one big space to play, build and eat. The kitchen also involves smart technology ie faucet to make life easier for a client who loves to entertain.

KITCHEN farmhouse modern | Montebello, NY

KITCHEN farmhouse modern | Montebello, NY

PHOTO CREDIT: Vcapture Photography
FABRICATE: FIVE STAR MILLWORK

This custom kitchen design features a modern farmhouse style with an open-plan concept. The client takes center stage to entertain at her navy blue island complete with a BLANCO Ikon sink and Artona faucet.

KITCHEN transitional modern | Hoboken, NJ

KITCHEN transitional modern | Hoboken, NJ

PHOTO CREDIT: SHDWS MEDIA / Faithful countertop
STONE INSTALL: Faithful countertop
MILLWORK INSTALL: FIVE STAR MILLWORK

Michele Alfano known for her modern signature, recently took on a new challenge to work with traditional clients. She was asked to modernize their kitchen while maintaining the historic touches of their 1892 Hoboken brownstone. The Hoboken home had great bones. The designer lovingly introduced tin metal which brought a sophisticated and historic detailing to the kitchen. It not only honored the personality of Victorian homes in the 1892’s but also created an architectural focal point in this kitchen space. The tin was recessed into the sheetrock ceiling directly over the island and in line with the pantry, a pure modern gesture.