Showhouse is Showtime for Killer's Kitchen by ProQuest


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                                                                                                 Photographer: Peter Murdock Image source: Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House.

         Showhouse is Showtime for Killer’s Kitchen
         By Amanda O’Mahony                   LIGHT AND DARK                       the original building through                 Above left: Johnny Grey and his design
                                              Seven designers from across the      construction and detailwork, Grey             team created a kitchen for the Metropolitan
                           NEW YORK, NY—      globe designed one room apiece       and company created a space fit               Home’s Showtime home. Their design
                                                                                                                                 themes arrived from the hit series “Dexter.”

               lood, serial killers and       around a popular Showtime series.    for both the serial killer character
               severed body parts are not     A different program inspired         and his ordinary alterego, who                Above right: Creating a sensual feel for
               the first themes most kitchen   each individual room, with the       preferred to have a small kitchen             the space, the laminated walnut butcher
               and bath designers consider    exception of the show “Dexter.”      fit for entertaining.                         block countertop twists upward to
         when putting a space together.       From the viewpoint of two separate        The designers dug beneath the            support the Aspen cabinetry.
         However, these themes became         designers, both the kitchen and      surface of Dexter’s character while
         the first consideration for Johnny    dining room took on this series.     putting together their design.                was very dark and the daytime was
         Grey and his team of designers          Johnny Grey’s team remodeled           “The program is about moral              very colorful,” Grey presents.
         when Metropolitan Home asked         the 520-sq.-ft. 19th Century         ambiguity and was filmed in two                   Using these themes as a
         them to create a kitchen based on    Greek Revival kitchen into a         different genres. There was dark 
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