A Glass of Bovino is an online destination for interior design and home styling written and curated by Alisa Bovino. Here you’ll find a witty and often sarcastic collection of tips and tricks to styling your home, design inspiration, how-tos, and the occasional lifestyle post.
So have a seat, get comfortable and relax while I grab you a glass of (Bo)vino. Do you prefer red or white?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a wildly passionate creative side. A side of me that was infatuated with instant Polaroid photography, crafts, crocheting blankets and creating vision boards with magazine clippings. Well over a decade of my life was dedicated to one of the most creative sports of all: gymnastics.
At the age of 7, I vividly recall obsessing over having my own office – a purple Ikea desk nestled into the corner of my bedroom with a pink lava lamp and my very own Roladex filled with a total of 4 contacts; all family members. That Ikea desk is where the magic happened. I launched my own “business” called Stationary Station, where I would sell decorated pieces of paper with dried-out marker scribbles to my mom for $0.25 each. No need to mentally acknowledge the brilliance I acquired at a young age.
My taste in office design has since evolved…
THE EVOLUTION OF CREATIVITY
Today, my greatest creative passions have evolved into e-designing, interior styling, and photography. I could easily focus hours on perfecting the details of a client’s design or spend an entire Saturday afternoon styling and photographing my living room.
My passion for e-designing came to fruition as a blessing in disguise when I showed up to my unfulfilling full-time job one day and was told I was being laid off due to a massive loss in the companies business. Prior to that moment, I would e-design rooms for friends and family in free online programs, but was itching to learn how to create the same designs from the popular e-designs sites
A few days after losing my job and feeling confused about my next move, I made the best fiscally irresponsible decision I’ve made in my life thus far; to drive to my local Best Buy and purchase a brand new Mac Book Pro along with a monthly Photoshop membership. I spent weeks learning everything there is to know about e-designing in Photoshop. One day I was feeling so confident in my progress that I applied to be an e-designer for the Decorist on a spur-of-the-moment whim. Before I knew it, I was one of the designers and soon after launched my own e-design services on my website.
Every single day I seem to conjure up new ideas that generate an internal spark – something that excites me and motivates me to bring those new ideas to life. I thrive off those little sparks of inspiration, which are ultimately the driving force behind A Glass of Bovino.
MORE ABOUT ME? WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO KNOW…
x I was a huge tomboy growing up, but also loved girlier things (ahem; Lisa Frank). As I got older that split tomboy/girly-girl personality stayed, and the way I style my home is reflective of who I am – feminine yet masculine. Hence the birth of my signature look – masculine glam. *Science.*
x Celebrity crushes: Tom Hardy in Lawless and John Krasinski in 13 Hours (need to be specific here – not The Office John Krasinksi).
x I come aliveee in the fall time. I’ve had a significant infatuation with autumn since I was a kid and could go on for paragraphs talking about all the things I love about the season. There are few things I enjoy more than sitting on my porch with a cup of black coffee on a cool autumn morning.
x In November 2017, I married my husband, Angelo. He caught my eye on the first day of college and I thought to myself “holy shit that is the most handsome man I’ve ever laid eyes on.” After an immense amount of stalking and over 8 years later, he’s now my husband. Dreams do come true. Especially if you stalk your future husband for long enough. Don’t give up.
(I mean, do you blame me for stalking him)?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for stopping by. I encourage you to pour some more cab, sit back and relax – because life is enjoyed best with a glass of vino.