daily inspiration ings-turned-hip lofts, the Tribeca area of New York City is arguably the most vibrant and happening part of downtown Manhattan. In the masterplanned community of Mesa del Sol, Twilight Homes of New Mexico has captured that hip New York vibe in its Tribeca series of homes—loft-like, energy-efficient residences that fit right in with the forward-thinking community. “Mesa del Sol was the perfect place to showcase an idea home,” says certified interior decorator Melanie Pizzonia of Exquisite Design, who designs the interiors of Twilight’s model homes. “The builder wanted to do something completely out of the box.” Pizzonia believes one’s home should be inspirational: “Something every day should catch your eye and make you say ‘Oh, I just love that!’” The eye-catching element for this kitchen is clearly its vibrant, lemon-lime hue. A Kwal paint shade called “Norse,” the color works well with the kitchen’s grays and coffees, and even with the eggplant purple of the adjoining dining and living areas. These “comfort colors,” as Pizzonia calls them, translate well to young homebuyers; indeed, single professionals, along with empty nesters, make up the majority of Twilight Builders’ demographic in Mesa del Sol. Right: Tall ceilings and a hood reaching to the ceiling give this kitchen vertical lift. Espresso cabinetry, gray-toned granite, and a glass tile backsplash tone down the kicky green paint.
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Pizzonia created visual impact in the compact, efficient space with a gleaming whiteand-green glass tile backsplash, courtesy of Flooring Concepts; visually striking polished granite countertops (“Blizzard” from Arizona Tile); and flat-panel cabinets in a deep coffee that keep the lemon-lime walls in check. Clear, retro pendant lights make the stainless appliances from Builders Source Appliance Gallery gleam, and Pizzonia loves the way the glass canopy of the wall-mounted hood allows visual access to the brilliant white tile behind it. During the Spring 2013 Homes of Enchantment Parade, Twilight Homes entertained hundreds of visitors who toured the Mesa del Sol model, nibbled on New York– style street food, and lounged (sometimes for several hours!) on chairs in the backyard, imagining how their own style might be imparted into a new home. It’s all about what inspires you, Pizzonia says. “You shouldn’t have anything in your home that you don’t love.” An open-concept layout allows for a surprisingly seamless flow from lime green kitchen to purple dining area. 70
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