Seasoned in conceptual ideation to create experiences, Alfonsina R. Water is a highly creative interior designer with a decade of experience in hospitality design and residential interiors. Alfonsina founded ARNY to deliver beautiful and thoughtfully designed spaces that are value-add and have a soul.
After receiving a BA in Communications with dual minors in Marketing and Psychology from Brooklyn College, Alfonsina left the Public Relations and events world to pursue a full-time degree in interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). 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. Alfonsina also has an expanded skill set in a variety of markets including workplace, multi-family areas, and completed an interior design package for a 290-key Marriott Property in Times Square.
Alfonsina’s work conveys versatility when adapting to individual client requirements, but always rooted in contemporary functionality.