In Washington, D.C., designer Alessandra Branca turns tradition upside down, giving a 19th-century town house a bright outlook and a modern-day attitude.
"One of our greatest fortunes was the architecture of this room," says Branca of this 16-foot-high space with a grand Palladian window.
Complementing the room's mossy green palette is a magnolia-on-parchment piece created by the designer's mother, a botanical artist. "It's another acknowledgement of Washington, D.C., with all of its wonderful flowering trees," adds the designer.
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