For singer-songwriter Alessia De Gasperis Brigante, professionally known as Kai, her home is a place to relax and recharge when she isn’t recording or on the road. See how designer Sabrina Albanese created a hip, personality-filled space with globally-inspired style for the star in this best of H&H TV episode.
Alessia’s love for Japanese motifs was a huge influence on the design. Sabrina mixed exotic prints and eclectic accessories with Scandinavian-style pieces for a modern bohemian look. An heirloom geisha sits in the living room, while a neon light looks on-trend in the dining room. Sabrina kept many of the walls in the space neutral, but added statement wallpaper in bright colors to various nooks. Alessia’s favorite place is her writing studio, where a green and gold color palette offers a casual, relaxing vibe.
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March 14, 2016
Design, Sabrina Albanese Design, (416) 962-0101 or sabrinaalbanese.com.
Living room: Chair, Driade, driade.com; sofa, pillows, love seat, Sabrina Albanese Design, (416) 962-0101 or sabrinaalbanese.com; coffee tables, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com; rug, Elte, (416) 785-7885
or elte.com; round tray, Pimlico Design Gallery, (416) 538-0909 or pimlicogallery.com; black and white box, Snob, snobstuff.com; gold boxes, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, (416) 260-9057 or cynthiafindlay.com.
Studio: Sofa, Sabrina Albanese Design, (416) 962-0101 or sabrinaalbanese.com; throw pillow fabrics, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800-363-3020 or robertallendesign.com, and by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks, Lee Jofa (to the trade), 1-800-535- 3258 or leejofa.com; stool, Made Goods, (626) 333-1177 or madegoods.com; pendant light, Ralph Lauren Home, 1-888-475-7674 or ralphlaurenhome. com; wall colour, Blue Gray (91), ceiling colour, Railings (31), Farrow & Ball, (416) 920-0200 or farrow-ball.com.
Bathroom: Wallpaper, Cole & Son, cole-and-son.com; vanity fabrication, Bohemia, bohemiainternational.com; Saarinen stool, Vitra, vitra.com; mirror, Bungalow 5, (212) 947-1510 or bungalow5.com; box (on top), Snob, snobstuff.com.
Bedroom: Fabric by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks (on throw pillows), Lee Jofa
(to the trade), 1-800-535-3258 or leejofa.com; Rodanthe by Thibaut wallpaper, Kravet Canada (to the trade), 1-800-535-3258 or kravetcanada.com; bed linens, Home Treasures, hometreasureslinens. com; side tables, Made Goods, (626) 333-1177 or madegoods.com; lamp, Arteriors, 1-877-488-8866 or arteriorshome.com. Bookshelves: Bookshelves, BoConcept, (647) 352-8802 or boconcept.com. Bathroom: Wallpaper, Cole & Son, cole-and-son. com; stool, Made Goods, (626) 333-1177 or madegoods.com.
Kitchen: Wall colours, Joa's White (226), Farrow & Ball, (416) 920-0200 or farrow-ball. com; countertop, Caesarstone, caesarstone.ca; pendant lights, Moooi, moooi.com; stools by Hay, Klaus, (416) 362-3434 or klausn.com; basket, Snob, snobstuff.com; blue bowl, Pimlico Design Gallery, (416) 538-0909 or pimlicogallery.com. Mirror: Bowl, stool, Pimlico Design Gallery, (416) 538-0909 or pimlicogallery.com; vases, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, (416) 260-9057 or cynthiafindlay.com. Page 83: Dining area: Table by Space Copenhagen, Mjölk, (416) 551-9853 or mjolk.ca; chairs by Hay, Klaus, (416) 362-3434 or klausn.com; Ribbon stools by Cappellini, Kiosk, kioskdesign.ca; Heracleum chandelier, Moooi, moooi.com.
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