Tag Archives: Patricia Tetro

Join BOWA at the 2018 MPAartfest

MPAartfest 2017 in McLean Central Park MPAartfest takes place this Sunday, October 7, 2018!  Join us from 10am-5pm for a day of art, music and fun!  BOWA is pleased to sponsor the Art + Architecture tent in the STEAM Village again this year, so be sure to stop by for a visit. A one-day juried fine art show and sale, MPAartfest features the work of visual artists showcasing a wide variety of media and styles.  During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists… Read More >

Patricia Tetro of BOWA joins the Board of Directors at Homestretch

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that Patricia Tetro, has joined the Board of Directors of Homestretch, the Northern Virginia charity which has helped over 1,500 homeless families achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency since 1990.  Patricia continues the tradition at BOWA of giving back to the communities in which their clients and employees live and work. “I’m thrilled to join in the important work that Homestretch is doing with homeless families in Virginia,” said Patricia Tetro, Principal and Owner.  “Here at BOWA, our goal is helping families improve their lives at home. Homestretch is helping families by giving… Read More >

New Work Order

Featured in: The Connection Newspapers Excerpt: “Whether it’s a nook, in the kitchen or a designated room, a home office is the place were ideas come to life. Local designers dish about the secrets to creating a workspace that is organized and functional yet stylish. ‘You’re going to spend a lot of time in it so aesthetics do matter,’ said Patricia Tetro of BOWA in McLean..Storage and the placement of it is one of the most important home office design decisions. ‘Where do you want to keep things?’ asks Tetro. ‘When sitting in a chair, do you need to have… Read More >

Small Kitchen with no room to grow can feel more spacious

Featured in: The Washington Times Excerpt: “If you are a fan of homemakeover shows, you may have become accustomed to homeowners taking a sledgehammer to the walls of their tiny kitchens and somehow doubling the size of the space, transforming it into a showplace of light and space. In reality, not every homeowner has the budget or the land available to turn a galley kitchen into a chef’s dream space. Yet local designers and remodelers say there are plenty of options available to maximize the efficiency and the appeal of a smaller kitchen. “A lot of the housing stock in… Read More >

Homeowners are lightening up when it comes to kitchens

Featured in: The Washington Times Excerpt: “While avocado and harvest gold appliances are nowhere to be found in most kitchens in 2012, some classic color trends, such as a black-and-white kitchen, are unlikely to ever fade from popularity. In addition to classic color schemes, homeowners and interior designers are looking for ways to wash their kitchens in light and color that are both neutral and innovative… Homeowners today are remodeling their older kitchens to open them up to the family room, to the outdoors or both, said Patricia Tetro, a principal and owner of Bowa in McLean. “Everyone wants their… Read More >

Cleaning up the look of bathrooms

Featured in: The Washington Times Excerpt:  Sleek is in, at least in bathrooms. Where bathrooms once were designed with ornate cabinetry and a mix of finishes and flourishes, these days, modern, clean lines and clear glass are trendy…. Patricia Tetro, principal of Bowa in McLean, said homeowners request rain showerheads and handheld showers more than the body sprays that were popular a few years ago. “We put in a bench in the master shower and sometimes a shaving step to rest your foot on,” Ms. Tetro said. “We even sometimes put in a ‘toe tester,’ which is a tiny little… Read More >

I Love Your Kitchen – BOWA McLean Renovation

Featured in: Washingtonian Excerpt:  From the street, this house in McLean looks like an ordinary one-story rambler. But inside are some surprises. Built into a steep hill overlooking the Potomac River, the home, which is actually four levels, offers good water views – especially from the downstairs kitchen. The owners, who entertain frequently, asked BOWA to create two kitchens: one for formal events and parties on the main level and one, shown here, for family dinners and informal gatherings with friends. Patricia Tetro, principal at BOWA, says the homeowners wanted the space to be contemporary but still functional and warm.… Read More >