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“Beauty is not skin deep; it’s a much richer and more complicated thing.”

—Alessandra Branca

Branca, Inc. is a full service, boutique interior design firm with offices in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. With more than 30 years of experience, designer Alessandra Branca is internationally renowned for elegant custom interiors that offer an inviting blend of color, pattern, and texture. Rooted in classicism, Branca’s signature style combines luxury and livability, bringing together art, antiques and bespoke furnishings in homes worldwide.

The hallmark of any Branca interior is authenticity—reverence for quality craftsmanship, finely-tuned proportion and scale, rigorous attention to detail, a distinct sense of place, and a focus on the individual client. From broad strokes to the smallest details, everything contributes to Branca’s complete vision for a house designed to meet her clients’ needs, supporting and enhancing the well-lived life. No detail is too small, no challenge too great in the quest to turn houses into homes—from architecture to hardware, furniture plans to monogrammed linens.

Whether she's creating a family beach house, a Park Avenue pied-a-terre, a luxurious sailboat or a chic private club, Alessandra delivers her distinct point of view. Above all, what unifies the designer’s work is a sense of balance and harmony—and the sort of practical magic she casts.

The firm’s work has been featured in leading publications, including Architectural Digest, Town & Country, The New York Times, Veranda, and Elle Decor. Alessandra Branca has been chosen to design rooms for the Kips Bay Show House numerous times, named to Elle Decor’s A-List, and has co-chaired Housing Works’ Design on a Dime, among other prestigious events. Her monograph, New Classic Interiors, was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2009.