Rome-born designer Alessandra Branca learned at an early age that classical beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and serious surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit. Branca is widely known for fusing chic, old-world craftsmanship with energy and practicality in all she designs. Celebrated for her impeccable style and exceptional use of color, Branca is consistently ranked as one of America’s top designers. Her numerous honors and awards include ELLE DECOR’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 A List, House Beautiful’s Master Class, and more. Branca launched her first fabric collection in Fall 2013 as well as a collection of home and fashion accessories. With wide-ranging interiors and product development projects for a global clientele, she divides her time between New York, Rome, Harbour Island and Chicago, where she founded her design firm, Branca, in 1981.