Metropolitan Home/Showtime House

  • Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House 2009

    Dexter Morgan is desperate for a little time to kill. America’s favorite serial killer has gone from freewheeling bachelor to responsible husband and doting dad, and life has just gotten a little more complicated.

    Marie Aiello conquers the challenge of creating a space inspired by Dexter by doing what she does best: telling a story. Aiello eloquently tells the story of who Dexter is rather than what Dexter is. “Dexter is a man in extraordinary conflict, so in telling his story it quickly became obvious that it is all about altered perceptions. What you see is not what you get. Dexter on the outside is composed, restrained and calm, but on the inside, he is a man full of chaos and fury. He is a man who is tortured, tormented and broken. ”

    Walking the fine gray line (hence the color palette) between good and evil, black and white, Aiello illustrates Dexter with ultra sophistication. The complexities (and discoveries!) are in the details. Like a Dexter crime scene, the viewer becomes the forensic analyst. Look for the elegant expressions of Dexter’s rituals i. e., the binding of bodies, or the “cut” he makes in each of his victim’s cheek prior to termination. Search for forensic evidence (fingerprints? DNA?), discover the projections of Dexter’s conflicted inner thoughts, and find Dexter’s tools of his trade, expressed both subtly and boldly.

    Finally, an ode to Miami, visit the terrace designed by Marie Aiello in collaboration with Paul Boardman. Interior links to the exterior with the articulated use of light, form, pattern and texture. Enjoy Dexter’s place of repose; his escape from the pressures of work, family and so many killer nights!

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photo by Ellen McDermott courtesy of kraftmaid

  • Photo by Ellen McDermott courtesy of kraftmaid

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

  • Photos by Antoine Bootz, courtesy of Metropolitan Home's Showtime House 2009

Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.

— Albert Einstein