Photo: Simon Upton

Photo: Simon Upton

Born and raised in Rome, Alessandra has called Chicago home for 30+ years.  She acquired her love of classical beauty from her Italian upbringing and those roots still speak to her soul today. She believes living well involves comfort, elegance and a touch of whimsical and she interjects this in her wide spectrum of projects.

With her infectious energy and tireless work ethic, Alessandra personally oversees each design project from offices in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles.  Her designs are anchored by classical details, rich colors, patterns and textures, paired with antique and custom furnishings, modern and European art, and distinctive accessories. 

Alessandra has authored the book, New Classic Interiors (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2009) which illuminates her design ideals and is a visual delight for the reader. She is currently working on a second book which will showcase more of her iconic interiors.

Her work has been featured in countless magazines, including Architectural Digest, Town and Country, The New York Times, Veranda, and Elle Décor.  She has been recognized within the industry with awards from House Beautiful Master Class and won designer of the year from the Merchandise Mart in 2016. Inspiration comes from all facets of Alessandra’s life including, design, art, nature, travel, and culture and she continually seeks knowledge and explores new ideals.