Alessandra Branca

Designer Profile: Behind Alessandra Branca’s Fabric Line for Schumacher

Alessandra Branca

Esteemed designer Alessandra Branca has always been passionate about color. Growing up in Rome as a child, she would steal away to churches in the afternoons to fawn over the history-rich Renaissance and Baroque art emblazoned on the walls and ceilings. “Caravaggio, Giotto, and Raphael shaped my color sensibility,” says Branca (HouseBeautiful). It’s no surprise, then, that when putting together her new line for Schumacher, Branca was first and foremost concerned with color. Here, we see a color palette she put together by mixing pigments when beginning the design process:

Alessandra Branca Pain Palette Reds yellow Blue

You can easily see common threads between Alessandra’s interior design portfolio and her new line for Schumacher:

Red & Black:

Red & black is known to be Alessandra’s signature color story. Here we see the hues played out in her designs for both a townhouse living room in Georgetown and a hallway in Chicago. Her new Schumacher collection is predominantly of the same theme, but in a more vivacious shade of rouge that has a slightly pink undertone.

Georgetown Townhouse Living Room
Georgetown Townhouse Living Room
Schumacher Fabric - Coromandel - Rouge / Noir 175480
Schumacher Fabric – Coromandel – Rouge / Noir 175480
Alessandra Branca  Chicago Penthouse Hallway
Chicago Penthouse Hallway
Schumacher Fabric - Branca Stripe - Rouge 68311
Schumacher Fabric – Branca Stripe – Rouge
Schumacher Fabric - Branca Stripe - Noir 68310
Schumacher Fabric – Branca Stripe – Noir

Classical Patterns:

Crewelwork and archival florals, plus damasks reminiscent of 1800s are patterns that Branca is naturally drawn to in her work. The new fabric line draws inspiration from these classical patterns, as well, but takes on a more modern point of view with pumped-up hues.

Master Bedroom in Georgetown House - Designed by Alessandra Branca
Master Bedroom in Georgetown Townhouse
Schumacher Fabric - Elizabeth - Multi Rouge 175501
Schumacher Fabric – Elizabeth – Multi Rouge
Schumacher Fabric - Elizabeth - Rouge / Grey 175500
Schumacher Fabric – Elizabeth – Rouge / Grey
Living Room in Alessandra Branca's New York Apartment + interior decor
Living Room in Alessandra Branca’s New York Apartment
Schumacher Fabric - Anna Damask - Greige 68430
Schumacher Fabric – Anna Damask – Greige
Schumacher Fabric - Melograno - Rouge/Grey 175450
Schumacher Fabric – Melograno – Rouge/Grey

Persian Influence:

Branca has infused a smidgen of Persian flair into her line with a large paisley pattern in three different colorways. Here, her design for a dining room does the same by combining paisley wallpaper with classic red, white and blue decor.

Alessandra Branca Design Dining Room - Interior Decor
Alessandra Branca Design Dining Room – Interior Decor
Schumacher Fabric - L'Indienne - Rouge / Prussian Blue 175511
Schumacher Fabric – L’Indienne – Rouge / Prussian Blue 175511
Schumacher Fabric - Sofia Diamond - Fuchsia 68304
Schumacher Fabric – Sofia Diamond – Fuchsia
Schumacher Fabric - Branca Stripe - Prussian Blue 68312
Schumacher Fabric – Branca Stripe – Prussian Blue

VIEW ALESSANDRA BRANCA’S ENTIRE FABRIC COLLECTION FOR SCHUMACHER

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Photo Sources (in order of appearance):
cotedetexas.blogspot.com
housebeautiful.com
branca.com

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