Alena Capra is the owner of Alena Capra Designs, an award winning, boutique interior design firm based in Dania Beach, Florida. With 12 years experience under her belt, she has completed numerous interior design projects from South Florida to New York, and is currently working on adding e-design services to her list of client offerings.
Everyone is anxiously awaiting spring, the rising temperatures, and a new season to influence a fresh look. If you’re looking for design inspiration- here are a handful of trends I’m hoping to see more of in the upcoming months:
Nothing makes my heart sing quite like art. I love finding originals, discovering talented artists, and filling my home with unique pieces. However, not every budget allows for originals and pricey prints. I believe the best way to achieve a curated collection is by blending a variety of mediums, even if that means rolling up your sleeves and filling in the gaps yourself. Purchase a few investment pieces you’ll love forever and mix in less expensive works, such as this large scale DIY canvas.
Take a step out of your color comfort zone and make a statement with the bright and bold—without overwhelming. The trick? Create a base palette for the space and add in colors to add character and emphasis.
Designing an interior is all about showing your personality while finding a perfect balance between imaginative and functional. And when it comes to small spaces, the more creativity you have the better.
Another successful year at the Oscars – congratulations to all the nominees and especially the winners! Although we didn’t take home a tiny statue, we still felt like winners this year. Celebrities schmoozed at the Calacatta Nuvo bar in the Architectural Digest Greenroom, stars dressed in our favorite Caesarstone colors, and we took our Interior Design Style Quiz so many times that we received ALL the Oscar styles!
An exclusive look with design firm Commune at the backstage area where A-listers will gather during the 2015 Oscars
With just under 3 days until the 87th Academy Awards (ABC, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), it’s no surprise that the buzz is building. Beyond guesses of who will win each category, USA Today and Architectural Digest give Oscar-lovers a sneak peek at the backstage oasis that is the 2015 Architectural Digest Greenroom.
We love working with celebrities – they’re natural tastemakers, oozing with style and always choose the highest quality in design. That’s why we can’t wait for the 87th-annual Academy Awards on February 22nd!
Gone are the days of your grandma’s plaid wallpaper. Today, wallpaper is as stylish and sophisticated as the people using it, taking high-end design to a more unique level. Take Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka’s Harlem Townhome for example: their den features a Andrew Martin wallpaper as a backdrop to colorful magic memorabilia, anchoring the space.