About Tara

Tara Bates

Born in Minneapolis St. Paul, Tara has been in the global Fashion and interior design business throughout her Career.


As a photographic model Tara worked for many of the leading fashion houses while being based in Nashville, Atlanta, New York then London.


While in England, Tara meet her husband James and joined him in the designer footwear and accessory business and was soon running their successful retail stores while working with some of Italy and Spain’s leading manufactures designing shoes and bags for the luxury UK market.


Tara’s love for design and interiors teamed with James’ passion for historic architecture led them to their dream of purchasing and renovating historic homes and turning them into modern living spaces while respecting the architectural features and integrity of the buildings.


Tara moved to Naples in 2006 and immediately continued with her passion to renovate and decorate spectacular homes using her experience and style gained during her eight years in the UK and Europe. Through enthusiasm and dedication Tara has built a strong and loyal base of clients from across the world looking to make their Naples home a special experience.