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Round Top Show Guide Spring 2023

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the smallest accredited library in Texas. Adjacent to the Red Antler Bungalows, Casa Branca pops up a tent filled with fabric, wallpapers, furnishings, lamp shades pillows, decoratives, and an impressive ar- ray of antique and vintage furniture from Branca's personal inventory. (Branca, an Italian native who lives in Chicago, has been antiquing across the globe for more than 40 years.) In addition to Branca's collection, Stephanie Landess and Paula Edwards bring The Poppy Caravan to join the fun, with a collection of fashion and design creators. Watch for Casa Branca Design Day on Monday, March 27, with featured designers and workshops. The Branca Bungalow at Red Antler is open March 17 through April 1, VIP tickets $50, general tickets $25; tickets through The Branca Bungalow at Red Antler Bungalows, 125 Gretchens Way, Round Top. Anne Lee Phillips Ü ber-chic guest houses Red Antler Bungalows are upping the interiors ante: Designer Alessandra Branca has been tapped to design a showcase, The Branca Bungalow, open for tours during the Spring Round Top Antiques & Design Show. Red Antler proprietors John Cone and Greg Fourticq hatched the plan while Branca was in Dallas emceeing the PaperCity Design Awards in 2021. Fourticq has known Branca for years from time spent on Harbour Island, where Branca has worked on numerous projects. "The [antiques] shows have be- come increasingly more design-driven," Fourticq says. "Alessandra does a really cool, casual look that is very highly de- signed but approachable and comfortable." Branca brought in Veranda as na- tional media partner for the showcase, then re- worked the architectural layout of the bungalow design. For the interiors, she turned to her new Casa Branca collection of fabric, wallpaper, and furnishings for a stunning, high-minded take on a country getaway. She utilized her nature-inspired verdure camo fabric, segueing into darker linens, and papered the grand living room with vaulted ceiling in a faux bois paper in a nod to the countryside. Casa Branca CEO, Branca's son Andrew Uihlein, and his wife Georgia McElveen (who serves as brand director), have found a welcoming market in Texas since their 2020 launch of Casa Branca, which is represented by James showroom in Houston and Dallas. The Branca Bungalow at Red Antler is open to VIP ticket holders Friday through Sunday, March 17 through 19, then open to general ticket holders through April 1, with ticket proceeds through the run of show benefiting Round Top Family Library, ALESSANDRA BRANCA RED X Alessandra Branca The Branca Bungalow color and pattern Illustration Madi Hurley ANTLER BUNGALOWS 101

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