In 2017, my husband Angelo and I moved into our first home; a basic bi-level nestled in the woody suburbs of northern NJ. Since then, I started A Glass of Bovino, which is my creative outlet to share all the trials and tribulations of making over our home one room at a time. Here, you’ll find design tips and tricks, lessons learned, product roundups, how-to posts and more.
When it comes to our home, I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and have grown to love the thrill of taking bold design risks. I thrive off the grit of taking something that’s seemingly unattractive – whether it be a room or an old chair – and making it glamorous.
You’ll rarely find me on a Saturday afternoon without a paint brush, power tool or camera in-hand. But if you can’t find me at home, check the local thrift stores.
My design aesthetic is best described as modern-meets-traditional with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color.
I’m a sucker for the combination of jewel tones, aged brass, antique paintings and a bold animal print.
MORE ABOUT ME? WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO KNOW…
x I am DIY-obsessed, which I attribute to my Dad. Growing up, I spent my weekends watching him tackle home-improvement projects while I tagged along with him for hour-long trips to Home Depot. He taught me how to be resourceful and that anything is figure-outable. My mom, who has run a bustling salon since I was young, is the most optimistic, hard-working person I know. I attribute my positive attitude and work ethic to her!
x My guilty pleasure: true crime and ghost stories. I could spend hours listening to my favorite podcasts (Casefile and Morbid), or browsing the depths of the internet for ghost stories.
x I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years
x If a movie is classified as Modern Western, chances are it’s one of my favs (No Country For Old Men, Hateful Eight and Hostiles to name a few)
x I’ve been infatuated with autumn since I was a kid, and few things make me happier than sitting on our deck with a cup of coffee on a cool autumn morning
x In November 2017, I married the love of my life, Angelo. He caught my eye on my first day of college after thinking to myself “that is the most handsome guy I’ve ever seen.” After an immense amount of stalking and over 10 years later, he’s now my husband. Dreams do come true. Especially if you stalk your future husband for long enough.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for stopping by. I encourage you to pour another glass and dive into some posts – because life is enjoyed best with a glass of vino.