2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens

April 25 through May 17, 2015

Alessandra Branca - Guest Lecturer


Alessandra Branca

2015 Showhouse Honorary Chair


The NEW Living Room


Alessandra Branca will look at the

history of the living room and

discuss how this room and its design have evolved.

She will review ways to bring new life to what is often the most formal and least visited room in a home.  

A space that can be dressed up or dressed down, Alessandra explains,

'If you don’t use a room,

it loses its life and it doesn’t live anymore.

The "living room" becomes an oxymoron.”


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 a.m. Refreshments

10:00 a.m. Lecture


$75 PER TICKET

$135 TICKET AND BOOK


Lecture, Showhouse Viewing,

Book Signing & Light Refreshments


Signed copies of Alessandra’s Book

NEW CLASSIC INTERIORS

will be available for purchase


BY RESERVATION ONLY & LIMITED IN NUMBER

SHOWHOUSE IS OPEN FROM 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


WEEKDAYS beginning at 8:45 –

Last shuttle to Showhouse at 1:45.  

Christ Church, 100 N. Waukegan Road,

Lake Forest (NW corner route 60 and route 43).


Shuttle pickup also at East Lake Forest Train Station.


FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE PROVIDED TO SHOWHOUSE

ranked as one of

America’s top designers


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.