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Alfonsina R. Waters launched ARNY to deliver beautiful and thoughtfully designed spaces that possess both value and soul. With a decade of experience in hospitality design and residential interiors, Alfonsina R. Waters understands the clients’ needs and has an innate ability to translate their visions into reality. She creates spaces that are both visually captivating and purposeful, enhancing the lives of those who inhabit them. 

Alfonsina's educational background began with a BA in Communications, and dual minors in Marketing and Psychology, from Brooklyn College. Prior to channeling her creative energy into the world of interior design, Alfonsina embarked on a career in public relations and events. However, her unwavering love for creating and designing spaces led her to make a career transition. She pursued a full-time degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Between internships and jobs, she continued in the events world, as well as nightlife promoting for some of New York City’s most prominent clubs.

Throughout her tenures in top NYC hospitality firms, Alfonsina's roles as a key specifier and FF&E interior designer helped her shape a keen understanding of luxury hospitality and residential interiors, as well as an appreciation for materials and the artisanal, hands-on process of design. Her background in public relations and events gives her a unique perspective on creating spaces that not only look stunning but also evoke specific emotions and experiences.

In addition to her specialization in hospitality, Alfonsina boasts an expanded skill set in diverse markets such as workplace design and multi-family areas. Notably, she completed an interior design package for a 290-key Marriott property located in Times Square.

Alfonsina's work reflects versatility, adapting to the unique requirements of each project and client while maintaining a signature DNA. It is why repeat clients are the pulse of ARNY. For Alfonsina R. Waters, interior design is more than just a profession—it is a passion and a commitment to creating extraordinary environments that inspire and uplift.

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