Dexter’s crime-scene neat-freak tendencies served as inspiration for the entryway’s photographic wallpaper. An image of a bikini-clad body wrapped in plastic was blown up to create an abstract graphic that's more about texture than murder. Each sheet was printed at a different angle so their convergence on the wall makes for an even more chaotic scene. With no room to back up in the tight hallway and take a good long look, one barely notices the body—just the shimmer and folds of the Saran Wrap. The wallpaper is custom by .
LED light panels from are installed like curtains but display classic imagery from the series so they become masterpieces of modern pointillism. The groundbreaking technological equipment required to create these visuals cost $500,000.
dining chairs evoke Dexter’s killing ritual with fabric frames that represent the binding of each victim. Peter Morello's Portrait Series of Heads give the wall a morguelike feel that’s familiar to Dexter, if not to his dinner guests.
Marie Aiello designed the Cut Series , an elegant expression of Dexter’s ritualistic cheek-slashing of his victims.
Dexter’s kitchen is sleek and clean, just like Dexter’s crime scenes. cabinetry intersects on a wall covered in glamorous glass tiles in varying shades of gray from . The sink, faucet and water dispenser are inset in white counters. Stainless appliances from add a subtle shimmer, as does the stove hood and the teapot and vase from . The island is shaped like a butcher’s knife, a tribute to Dexter’s favorite utensil. The wall oven is from .
Tucked into a shallow alcove in the living room is a wet bar area with glass-fronted cabinetry from that hangs like sculpture. The cabinets echo the kitchen beyond, as do the white CaeasarStone counter and the bar's tiles, which, in contrast to the kitchen, are installed vertically. Clean lines and subtle hues make these elements equally suitable for this more formal setting. The wine cooler is from .
In keeping with Dexter himself, the furnishings in this space were chosen for their simple, low-key looks, but upon closer examination, dark and clever details reveal Dexter's true story. The midcentury-modern rocker has sexy lines but torn upholstery. The sleek crib is filled, not with a sweet dolly but with a teddy bear covered in gashes. The wall covering on the right looks like it's covered in an abstract pattern, but in fact the viewer is looking down Dexter’s face. The concrete coffee table has a cold, hard appearance, but peer inside the hole on top and you can see that it is embedded with crystals. Nothing is what it seems. Though moments of a softer reality come through in stunning “Sarah” sculpture and the h carpet and pillows by .
With , Aiello has created a modern rooftop patio for Dexter’s contemplation and reflection. A shapely bench sits near a light sculpture that mimics a rib cage with a "cut" down its center. Wood pavers from mimic a tone-on-tone parquet floor. Groupings of plants potted in Terrazzollite planters green up the scene.
To both provide shade from the Miami sun and focus the view on the night sky, Aiello employed artful awnings from . Made of sturdy tensile fabric, they have sculptural curves recalling boat sails and give the patio an ultra-modern dimension. The wooden bar-height wooden table is from . The entire space takes on Dexter’s moody tone when washed in colorful hues by the lighting design team from .