Dec 4, 2008

The Queen of Red

Warm, inviting, rich, charming, vibrant and comforting are just some of the words that describe Alessandra Branca's well known designs.

Born in Rome, this talented designer grew up with beautiful and inspirational surroundings which ultimately influenced her prominent design career.


Her firm, Branca Interiors, has been featured in countless publications. Her designs are just lovely- one of which I couldn't resist posting about- it was featured in this month's House Beautiful.


Can I curl up in this library area? Please? It looks so cozy with the dark velvet sofa and rich color palette. Bookshelves filled with knicknacks and old books gives this room lived in charm.

A fanciful, detailed and refined dining room...Alessandra describes it as "a winter garden in the middle of downtown Chicago". The wallpaper was designed by none other than Ms. Branca herself! Fun stripes on the backs of linen velvet upholstered chairs give the room a punch of color.


The Living Room was so large it had to be divided in half. Benches are upholstered in a Schumacher red and white wide stripe. Bookcase designed by Branca also!

Her signature color is red of course...but I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that! It's pretty apparent in her designs.

Some of her past projects are below...red is very prominent in them- just in time to get you in the mood for the holidays!






She now has a lifestyle store in Chicago off of Pearson- be sure to swing on by if it's not too chilly out there to shop! I know I've been hibernating these past few days..and I just live in Texas!

1 comment:

ArchitectDesign said...

She has been everywhere lately, and rightly so -she is so incredibly talented! Such beautiful photos :-)