Designer Profile: Alessandra Branca

Born and raised in Rome, Alessandra Branca learned at an early age that classical beauty is meant to be intermingled with everyday life. She believes that living well also involves comfort, elegance and a dose of humor – whether it’s a beach house in the islands, a Colorado ranch, a first home for a young family or a sophisticated New York apartment.

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What inspired this career path for you?   Happenstance… it naturally evolved from my love of architecture and art.

What is your go-to source for inspiration?  Travel and museums.

Tell us about your creative process.  I spend a lot of time researching newer color combos, textiles, and art. Then I study the plans and let the rest follow.

Describe your style in 6 words or less.  New classics with a twist. Updated!

What’s a staple in your tool kit?  Color and texture. The mix!!

Who do you look up to in the design world?  Everyone… before me and around me.

If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?   I would love to design a school for young children.

Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.  Design is dreaming made visible.

Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?  All of them.

What do you love about Viyet?  I love the idea of repurposing beautifully crafted objects. I’ve always loved to mix the old with new. It gives character and depth to an interior.

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