New Classic Interiors

New Classic Interiors

Book - 2009
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For Alessandra Branca, living means living comfortably. Growing up in Rome, Branca was always surrounded by exquisite art and architecture. She learned early on that beauty is meant to intermingle with everyday life, and to this day her interior designs, while abiding by classical principles, comfortably accommodate her clients’ lifestyles. “You can’t just do something that looks pretty,” she says. “It has to work.” 
In this book, the designer—based in Chicago—generously reveals her step-by-step creative process, offering invaluable guidance to anyone who wants a home that is both gorgeous and livable. Beginning with her own Chicago townhouse and interweaving insights drawn from several other prominent projects, she shows how she assesses each space’s form and function, selects foundation elements, chooses furniture and lighting, and, finally, incorporates decorative elements that reflect the resident’s personality. Illustrated with 200 lush photographs, the book offers a welcomes introduction to Branca’s enchanting and livable interiors.


Baker & Taylor
Branca learned early that even formal beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and somber surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit.

Baker
& Taylor

Beginning with her own Chicago townhouse and interweaving insights drawn from several other prominent projects, an Italian designer reveals her creative working process and offers guidance to anyone who wants a home that is both gorgeous and livable, in a book with 200 color photographs.

Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009
ISBN: 9781584797876
1584797878
Branch Call Number: 747 BRANC BRANC

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debwalker Feb 22, 2013

Fearless Italian-influenced use of colour, especially red, from a brilliant designer.

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Mazz
Jan 05, 2011

Fantastic "classic look" interiors with practical hints on how to achieve this look. Great photographs. Informative detail. A book to gain pleasure from both looking at the pictures and reading the text.

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