5 days ago
A symbol of life, positivity, and sunshine, yellow has been used since classical times to adorn both interiors and exterior walls. Many buildings in Alessandra’s hometown, Rome, are painted shades of yellow that age beautifully and contribute to the city’s eternal charm.
14 days ago
At Casa Branca, we are ALL about mixing and matching. Our line is designing to easily combine bold (or soft!) patterns and colors throughout the collections. Try using one of our patterns in both fabric and wallpaper for an allover look!
July 16 2021
One of Alessandra's favorite color combinations is the always fresh and festive red, white and blue. Timeless, classic and inspiring; this color scheme is impeccably chic!
July 16 2021
Use a soft palette and tone on tone to create a luxurious and calming interior. It's the blush tones, soft yellows, creamy beiges, and pale blues that make the living easy.
June 29 2021
Shop Alessandra's custom furniture designs from our Palm Beach store and New York pop-up. Embodying the finest American craftsmanship, each piece is made to order in Casa Branca fabrics or as COM.
June 8 2021
The design technique of employing a single fabric throughout a room is steeped in historical tradition.
May 20 2021
As New York City slowly begins to reopen, the streets are returning to their usual vibrant and energetic pace. New Yorkers are once again walking their neighborhoods, meeting friends at outdoor restaurants and bars as well as gathering to reacquaint themselves to the endless green pathways through the city’s parks and hallways of their many museums.
May 20 2021
Visit us on Worth Ave to experience Alessandra's eye for “the mix” on the back wall of shop, dedicated to our debut collections of fabrics and wallpapers. It is magical to see how these pieces work together, mingling stripes, paisleys and florals with tartans, damasks and deliciously soft cotton velvets.
April 16 2021
Nature remains the most abundant source of inspiration in design, and our experience of the outdoors makes its way into our homes in myriad ways. Into the Woods, the second collection from Casa Branca, featuring classic Branca motifs like tartan, verdure, camouflage, and stripes, recalls these nostalgic and natural design elements in new and exciting ways.
April 16 2021
As we embrace the wonders of Spring, many of us begin to think about sprucing up our homes and gardens. Blue skies and balmy weather in South Florida guide our efforts as colors that define this time of year inspire us deeply.
April 2 2021
Casa Branca and Branca Interiors have been busy getting settled in Palm Beach. We have had the pleasure of welcoming our first visitors at 344 Worth Avenue and are now officially open Monday through Friday. Inside our jewel box of a shop you will find fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, and accessories from our first and second collections; Welcome Home and Into the Woods.
February 8 2021
Cupid's bow strikes again! Fall back in love with your home by freshening up a familiar room with items inspired by Alessandra's signature red.
February 1 2021
Casa Branca Palm Beach is the newest home for Branca Interiors and Casa Branca collections. At 344 Worth Ave you can explore the fabric and wallpaper collections in their entirety while experiencing them applied to a beautiful selection of vintage, antique, and collection furniture pieces.
January 22 2021
Against great odds, in June 2020 we officially launched Casa Branca. We celebrated with a virtual negroni spagliato toast (Alessandra's favorite cocktail) with friends near and far. In December 2020, we previewed our 2nd Collection Into the Woods to the press. We can't wait to share it with all of you next year!
December 14 2020
Drawing inspiration and imagery from our upcoming Collection II: Into the Woods, artist Nichole Bjornstad Smith created a series of three paintings in our signature collection colorways.
November 16 2020
Happy gifting season! Explore and shop our curated collections to find unique gifts for your family, friends, colleagues, and even a treat for yourself along the way.
Wish to browse in person? Make an appointment to visit our Atelier in Chicago!
November 11 2020
Trompe l'oeil, French for "deceive the eye," was especially popular in Renaissance Italy. Masters like Mantegna and Correggio painted ceilings to look like they were open to the sky & heavens, complete with airborne angels, saints, and joyful putti. Alessandra was surrounded by trompe l'oeil while growing up in Rome, and today likes to sneak a hint of it into every room she designs.
November 11 2020
Alessandra sets tables with the same spirit as she designs rooms - and her life! Always fun and never too formal, she loves to mix old and new, different cultures and multiple textures while playing with color.
October 19 2020
Decorating a room is a little like making a pasta sauce—you have to balance the design just as you would balance the flavors.
October 6 2020
Red is exuberant. Some scientists think it’s the first color we "see" in the womb, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Everyone looks wonderful in a red room. Your skin glows. Alessandra has rarely done a home without a touch of red. It sparks up a room and gives it life.
October 2 2020
Prompted by the idea of creative exploration during a time of limited physical and social connection, Casa Branca engaged three Los Angeles based photographers to shoot collection fabrics and dishware using an unconventional approach to traditional product photography.
September 9 2020
Giant grids with colorful circles make formal living rooms more comfortable - and a little more fun! Katie Brickman Powell paints bold shapes in bright colors on whitewashed wood boards. She opts for wood over canvas because of its hardiness, imperfections, knots, the way it ages, and the beautiful grain lines that peek through the paint.
August 14 2020
You don't have to go there . . . to be there. Escape to Italy just in time for Ferragosto with the Damasco print, by Casa Branca. Based on a 16th-century Italian damask, this print is a painterly twist on a classic. While Damasco is time-honored, it can be mixed into contemporary settings for a nostalgic contrast.
July 22 2020
Cestino is based off of the Nantucket basketweave. We have adapted the design for new applications and a subtle visual pun. Equally at home with contemporary art, floral prints, and striking white leather, it can be organic or graphic, depending on its use.