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  • Kitchen Color: 15 Fabulous Green Backsplashes

    March 4, 2014

    Sure, your kitchen backsplash serves a very practical function: protecting the wall area above your countertop from splashes and spatters. But it’s also the perfect place to add a dash of fun color. The weather where I live in Central Texas has turned rather frightful, so I’m starting this new series on colorful kitchen backsplashes […]

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    Bank taps into Wynwood arts scene for branch

    March 4, 2014

    The first full-service bank to open in Wynwood in more than 20 years is designed to fit in with the burgeoning Miami neighborhood’s art and nightlife scenes. C1 Bank’s new branch in the area is adorned with artwork from Andy Warhol and Keith Haring and designed with modular conference pods and LED-lit seating areas, the […]

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    C1 Bank makes splash in Wynwood with eye-catching branch

    March 4, 2014

    C1 Bank has surely won some style points in Wynwood – where its new branch fits the Miami neighborhood’s artistic culture – and now it’s looking to win over more customers. The St. Petersburg-based bank designed its first South Florida branch, at 2632 N. Miami Ave., to turn heads. Forget teller lines; the wide-open space […]

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  • Miami’s first Wynwood-based C1 Bank branch puts artsy twist on banking

    March 4, 2014

    C1 Bank has opened its first full-service branch in South Florida — a design-savvy event space in Miami’s Wynwood district. Picture a bank branch where the teller table converts to a bar, moveable “pods” offer intimate tête-à-têtes on plush banquettes, and a stocked catering kitchen is ready to accommodate a cocktail party for guests mingling […]

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    Playing with Color | Bay Pop Magazine

    April 1, 2012

    The boyishly handsome Rob Bowen enjoys favored-person status in St. Petersburg. Not only is the accomplished interior designer a local (he grew up on St. Pete Beach), but Bowen pals around with noteworthy clients—and friends—like HSN CEO Mindy Grossman. Moreover, he knows the intimate details of the lives of the rich and famous as the […]

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    Robert Bowen Named Miromar Design Center Designer of Distinction

    July 1, 2011

    ESTERO, FL – Interior Designer Robert Bowen has been named Miromar Design Center’s July Designer of Distinction. Bowen is the principal of the interior design firm SPACE- Creative Planning for Unique Spaces. Based in Tampa, SPACE provides timeless design to personal and professional settings from modern chic to classically elegant. “Miromar Design Center is such […]

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  • Dwelling Kitchens

    June 1, 2011

    “A KITCHEN NEEDS to have its own personality,” says designer Rob Bowen, and this one has the sass and sophistication of a flamenco dancer. The room is all about drama and contrast with its view over downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay from the penthouse of a seven-story condominium. White glass countertops contrast with the […]

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    The Beauty of Green

    April 1, 2011

    If this is green living, who wouldn’t embrace it? This serene and beautiful home in the Snell Isle neighborhood of St. Petersburg, thought to be the greenest house in Florida, is proof that a big, luxurious residence can be as energy-efficient and carbon-conscious as a smaller dwelling. And if no one mentioned the word “green,” […]

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    Contented in a House of Glass | Tampa Bay Times

    October 11, 2008

    Charlotte Sutton, Arts & Homes Editor ST. PETERSBURG — It can take a while to get around Rob Bowen’s downtown condo, a dramatic space with soaring windows and wrap-around balconies that offer grand views in three directions. n “I call this my glass house,” Bowen says. “It’s like a ’50s ranch house on top of […]

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