About

Alena Capra is the owner of Alena Capra Designs, an award winning, interior design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She is a graduate of both the University of Miami, and the Metropolitan Institute of Design. Alena has more than 16 years experience as an interior designer, and is also accredited through the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). She has completed numerous interior design projects throughout South Florida, as well as in other areas of the country, including New York, Arizona, and Minnesota.

Alena enjoys public speaking, and has shared her design expertise at many events throughout the country, from Home Shows, to Showroom Openings. Her design work has been published in many national and regional media outlets, including Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen + Bath Ideas, Tile Magazine, Contemporary Tile & Stone, Miami Design, Fort Lauderdale Design, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, American Express, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, and the Sun Sentinel, to name a few.

She has also won several national design awards for her work, including the 2015 Cosentino “Bath of the Year,” and Second Place in the Small Bath category of the 2015 NKBA Design Competition. In 2016, Alena was named one of four finalists, for the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s “Professional of the Year” Award.

Alena serves as the 2018 Industry Ambassador for Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, and has held this position for the past four years. She is also a Brand Ambassador for Robern.  Alena has also worked with luxury brands, including Cartier.

Alena has made numerous television appearances, from design segments on local networks, to national television. Most recently, in 2018, she hosted an episode of Designing Spaces, on Lifetime. Prior to that, she was the lead (on camera) designer on the series  Operation Build, (2015-2016) which aired on A&E, FYI, and the History Channel. In 2014, she was a competitor on the FYI Network‘s renovation competition series, Rowhouse Showdown. She has also designed for HGTV, creating the room designs behind the scenes, for season one of Weekends With Luis, which aired in 2011-12. In addition to television, Alena often appears on camera for many design  industry related videos, as both a host, or spokesperson.

Ms. Capra also enjoys being involved in design education. Alena was most recently the on-camera Bath Design expert, for the NKBA ‘s Certification Study Guide. In addition, she was a member of the NKBA’s Certification Test Board 2015-16, and has also had the honor of being selected as a judge for their 2013 National Kitchen & Bath Design Competition.

She was a member of the host committee for the Salvation Army of Broward County’s 2013, an 2014 “Red Shield Re-Design Bash,” where she also designed a piece of furniture for auction.  In 2015, Alena was selected as one of the 20 designers chosen to participate in Kid Sanctuary Campus , where she designed a nautical themed bedroom, and she recently designed a football themed bath, for the newly built Boy’s Cottage. She has also participated in the 2015 Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s “Taste of Project Design Gala” to raise money for the RMH of Long Island.

In addition to being passionate about interior design, Alena enjoys giving back to the community as well. She is also proud Alumni of both the University of Miami Sunsations Dance Team, and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, and enjoys participating in alumni events with both organizations.

  • BRAND AMBASSADOR: ROBERN
  • INDUSTRY AMBASSADOR/SPOKESPERSON: COVERINGS
  • CERTIFIED MASTER KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNER (CMKBD)
  • ON-CAMERA DESIGNER/HOST
  • SPEAKER/PANELIST
  • DESIGN PROJECTS NATIONWIDE

FLORIDA PROJECTS

  • Santa Maria (Brickell)
  • Ritz-Carlton (Coconut Grove)
  • Peninsula (Aventura)
  • 2000 Building – Williams Island (Aventura)
  • Las Olas Grande (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Paramount (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Watergarden (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Nu River Landing (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • The Waverly (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • La Reve (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Hawks Landing (Plantation)
  • Stonebrook (Davie)
  • Long Lake Ranches (Davie)
  • Grande Oaks (Davie)
  • Riverstone (Davie)
  • Royal Palm (Boca Raton)
  • Jupiter Country Club (Jupiter)
  • Aero Club (Wellington)
  • Tavernier (Florida Keys)

NEW YORK PROJECTS 

  • The Byron (NYC)
  • Tempo (NYC)
  • 19 Park Place (NYC)

ARIZONA & MINNESOTA