Tuesday, November 24, 2009

alessandra branca interview on the skirted round table

If you think interior designers are gray hairs in self tie foulard blouses and pant suits, wafting l'air du temp, as they toddle past you, suggesting untouchable rooms, you haven't tuned in to The Skirted Round Table.
When we started this podcast, we thought wouldn't it be great if we could get some of our favorite designers to come on? And like with anything in life, you just have to ask. To our amazement and excitement, we've been filling up a roster of true design greats, creative individuals who not only inspire us but seem to celebrate life and manifest it all through creating beautiful interiors with soul. No, narely a bossy old lady in bad clothes, in the group, just talented and humble, men and woman that you want to sit with for hours in hopes that some of it will rub off on you.
This week is no different. We have yet another one of the major talents of our time, Alessandra Branca.
Roman born, she has the knowledge and genetic aesthetic that becomes clear as she discusses beautiful spaces that are meant to enhance a family's life, to be lived in. Her approach to design is full of life, color, texture and strength and the outcome is reflective of this. Enough of my going on and on..... listen for yourself.
And then go buy her beautiful new book not only because it's a treasure trove packed with glorious images and informative writing, but because ALL of the proceeds go to Inner City children's programs around the country. That's right %100 of the sales from the book go to helping children. Buy the book here.

4 comments:

preppyplayer said...

I'm on my way over to skirted round table...
Love, Love, LOVE the room shown.
Infusions of color, classic all around?
Sign me up.

Brittany Stiles said...

My Thanksgiving vacation is going to consist of Turkey and getting caught up on my skirted round tables. I love these! Hope you have a good holiday!

Renae said...

She is one of my very favorites Megan!
Blessings to you and yours for a fab Thanksgiving!

mary said...

For me Alessandra Branca really "gets it"--the colors, the perfect mix and all of that RED. Thanks for the heads up. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and loved ones, good food and super conversations.

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