Michele Alfano of Michele Alfano Designs, 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 and decided to incorporate BLANCO in her design.
The Hoboken home had great bones, said Michele Alfano. 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.
“The BLANCO IKON® Apron Front Sink was a perfect selection for the kitchen being a contemporary take on a classic style,” said Michele. “It is crafted with their signature material called SILGRANIT®, a product that is ultra-cleanable and extremely durable. The client loves it!”
Layers of lighting were purposefully introduced into the kitchen space. Recessed ceiling lighting, under-cabinet lighting and modern pendants drop from the geometric tin ceiling over the island. Opening up the back wall with a large span of windows was key to the design. Views of their garden with tons of natural light pours into their space making it feel larger.
Michele happily stated that the collaboration with the client worked seamlessly and they are so happy with their beautiful new kitchen!