Designer’s Corner: Michele Alfano of MoDmade NY

About Michele Alfano & MoDmade NY

Michele Alfano

MoDmade NY is a full service Interior Architecture + Design studio emphasizing relaxed sophistication with a modern twist. Founded by award-winning Interior Architect Michele Alfano, MoDmade NY offers fresh ideas and an innovative blending of serene contemporary architecture with luxe materials.

With a hands on approach, Michele structures her modern designs to create well edited, visually balanced and functional life enriching interiors. Michele believes “it’s all about the experience.” Her focus is on the three c’s: clever, contrast and contact. Herein lies the core of an experience with an underlying narrative and intelligence that brings spaces to life. You feel inspired, and you feel at ease in MoDmade NY spaces.

Check out Michele’s design blog MoD Design Guru, an extension of her studio. The site is a “design tank” to investigate how innovators are changing the way we live our lives today and tomorrow from emerging artists to premier design voices in the fields of architecture, interiors, product and décor. Voted Best Architecture blog 2014 JDR Industry Awards, and #6 on Modenus Top 100 Interior Design blogs 2014 you should follow.

Michele’s Picks from Current Artisans on CustomMade

Mid Century Modern SofaMid Century Modern Sofa
Made by Anthony Becker of Wake the Tree Furniture Co in Lebanon, PA

I am drawn to furniture that have a horizontal expanse. The projection of wood on either side of the yellow sofa is both whimsical and functional.

Rosewood DresserRosewood Dresser
Made by Mark Cwik of Mark Cwik Studio Furniture in Chicago, IL

The rosewood grain is stunning. The geometric symmetry gives a sense of movement. It is minimal but a wow piece.

Kitchen Island Prep StationKitchen Island Prep Station
Made by Anthony Becker of Wake the Tree Furniture Co. in Lebanon, PA

This kitchen island is funky and unexpected. I love the mixture of salvaged black wood with brightly coated metal.

22k Gold Barnacle Porcelain Earrings22k Gold Barnacle Porcelain Earrings
Made by Kimberly Huestis of Porcelain And Stone in Cambridge, MA

I like the simplicity of these earrings. The touch of gold in the porcelain surround is enough bling to make a statement.

Crochet Blankets - Basketweave DesignCrochet Blankets – Basketweave Design
Made by Trista Hill of Trista Hill – ARTIST in Delaware, OH

The basket weave detailing in this wool blanket is architectural. The pattern and texture would make a great accent piece in a space and a great throw for a cold winter night.

36"" Staccato Chandelier In Teal With Nickel Hardware36″” Staccato Chandelier In Teal With Nickel Hardware
Made by Rebecca Zhukov of Providence Art Glass in Providence, RI

The beauty in this chandelier is in the fusion of structure with something fragile and graceful.

The Triad - Cantilevered Walnut Side TableThe Triad – Cantilevered Walnut Side Table
Made by Collin Vaclavik of the grain design in Dallas, TX

The accent of polycrylic white against the natural wood grain is a nice contrast and I love contrast in materiality.

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