Who: Alessandra Branca, Chicago, LA, NYC, Palm Beach; Anthony Baratta, NYC; Lance Scott, NYC, Palm Beach; moderated by Nazira Handal, Kips Bay Decorator Show House
What: Behind the Scenes at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House panel discussion with three design greats, all who are designing rooms at this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. They're deep in the trenches, 10 to Noon
Street cred: Alessandra Branca, with offices in Chicago, Palm Beach, Los Angeles and NYC, has recently launched Casa Branca — her collection of textiles, wallpapers, furniture, porcelain and linens, available in Dallas through James. Born in Rome, Alessandra is working on projects around the world.
Anthony Baratta is one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of the day known for his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability. His work has been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now, and he was named one of Traditional Homes 20 Design Icons. He renovated the historic residence, Drumthwacket, for the Governor and First Lady of New Jersey. In 2018, Baratta received a prestigious designation as Designer in Residence, at Colonial Williamsburg.
Lance Scott is partner in newly formed LC Studio with Cecily Waud, a design firm based in New York and Palm Beach. Prior to launching LC Studio, Lance worked at the esteemed firm of David Kleinberg Design Associates, where he was a partner with 16 years of tenure. Living between New York City and Palm Beach, his projects include an Upper East Side townhouse, 5th Avenue family apartment, a storied 1920s country home, and the renovation of a regency home in Palm Beach.
Nazira Handal: If you've ever designed a room for Kips Bay, or wanted to, you need to know Nazira Handal, whose hands touch every aspect. The fearless leader for all Kips Bay Decorator Show Houses in NYC, Palm Beach, and Dallas.
Book: Anthony Baratta: Decorate Happy: Bold, Colorful Interiors (Rizzoli 2022)
Why you can’t miss: Who doesn't want to hear the behind-the-scene stories of the legendary Kips Bay Show House.
Where: Roche Bobois, 1707 Oak Lawn, Dallas Design District
Texas Design Week Dallas Sponsors: Dallas Design District, HN Capital Partners, Monogram Luxury Appliances, New Orleans Auction Galleries, The Container Store, Tribute Goods, MOUS