April 25 through May 17, 2015
Alessandra Branca - Guest Lecturer
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.