MAKEOVER MAGIC | Naples Illustrated Magazine

Published by Naples Illustrated Magazine. Written by Alisa Marie Coccari      


Published in Your Home Magazine By Alisa Marie Coccari Jacques Cousteau aptly mused, “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” The colors, the sounds, and the smells of the coast are just breathtaking—there is nothing quite like it. On the clearest of days, turquoise blues and aqua … Continue reading

PARADISE FOUND | The Watercolours, Grand Cayman

Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Paradise Found You have arrived; welcomed home by the private valet ready to attend to your every whim. You step out of the car into the handsome porte cochére with its elegant white herringbone patterned stone design. Jazz music dances in the background, piped in through a … Continue reading

How to Design a Colonial Room

Published by the San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2013. By Alisa Bowen Early American colonists settled along the Eastern seaboard with only the basic provisions for establishing a new life. From the 1600s through the Revolutionary Era, they built simple, comfortable homes utilizing the natural resources from the abundant landscape: wood and stone. Designing a … Continue reading

PIED-A-TERRE | Old New York Fuses with Paris

Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Giovanni Photography It is only natural that a couple who has lived in major international cities, including Paris and New York, would want to keep an elegant pied-à-terre in paradise together. Inspired to re-create a Pre-War style apartment, the owners wished to … Continue reading

AMERICAN LEATHER | Contemporary Leather Designs

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Leather is timeless. Conjuring up classic images of cozy relaxed moments, where you can put your feet up for sheer comfort and be rest assured (no pun intended) of its durability. Paradoxically, it is sumptuous and soft – yet robust and resilient in its strength. … Continue reading

THE SUN ALSO RISES | A Sunbrella Material World

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Sunbrella Endless days of searing sun and tropical heat, mixed with the relentless humidity and inevitable rainy season, require smart design for outdoor rooms and sunny sanctuaries. Fortunately, for those living in the sun a new era of all-weather fabrics have pitted beauty … Continue reading

THE MIDAS TOUCH | A Pure Gold Rush of Color

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen The Incas referred to gold as the tears of the Sun; while Homer, in the “Odyssey,” makes mention of gold as the glory of the immortals and a sign of wealth among ordinary humans. Throughout time, the color gold has always lent a rich elegance … Continue reading

STONE AGE | Selecting Natural Stone

Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. Written By Alisa Bowen When designing or renovating a home today, selecting natural stone for surfaces comes with abundant choice. With today’s exquisite options, the design possibilities are endless when you factor in the varieties, colors, and textures of natural stone. The most frequently selected stone is … Continue reading


Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Michael McVay There is the art of living, and then there is learning to live with art. It is a refined talent of curating one’s own collection, picking and choosing what stays and what goes. When a Midwestern couple purchased a high-rise … Continue reading

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