Alta Moda Furniture presents Q & A with Toronto based designer Sabrina Albanese. Ms. Albanese is a commercial interior designer who has worked with both Rosehaven Homes and Aspen Ridge on Model Homes and Sales Centers. Alta Moda is also proud to have worked with her on creating many of the unique pieces she designs for her projects. Take a look at our photo gallery for some of her creations.
What made you get into interior design?
By accident... as most wonderful things happen. I was working doing event planning for The Brand Factory, and a job came up to do a model home staging and it has evolved from staging to decorating and design. With my fashion background the decor aspect has come naturally.
Who is your inspiration?
I'm not sure one person inspires me, as I get inspiration from many facets of art and design. Right now I'm very inspired by Versace textiles from the "Gianni" era, mostly because the colours and prints were truly revolutionary for fashion at the time. Also the city of Los Angeles...for its music, relaxed sensibility and "anything is possible" aura that the city evokes.
What is your favourite type of style?
My favourite decor style right now is Mexican. For its journey of colour and its rustic simplicity, Mexican interiors genuinely bring beauty to the basics for living.
What style would you call your home?
Feminine and fresh!
What your biggest interior No No?
I don't really have any no-no...your space has to work for you and your lifestyle. It's important to embrace a style and add your own love to it.
No home can live without a?
An incredible kitchen and a glamourous bed!!!!
Any final words?
Your faith has to be greater than your fear!
Sabrina Albanese Bio
After studying design at both Ryerson University in Toronto and Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London, England, Sabrina Albanese embarked on a successful career in fashion design with her own fashion label, Wolves. Encouraged by the positive reception of Wolves, Sabrina moved to New York and worked as a designer for the House of Gucci. Eventually growing restless with the couture community, Sabrina reinvented herself to focus on home fashions, where she has demonstrated her versatility by combining spacial sensibility with inspired design. While continually striving to surprise with new creative touches and off-beat colour combinations, Sabrina does admit to having a soft spot for luxurious fabrics and furniture that glamourize traditional interiors.