Designer Impressions

"The most important element of designing a bedroom is focusing in on what relaxes you..."

Alyssa Kapito

Alyssa Kapito Interiors

www.alyssakapito.com

Alyssa Kapito

the INTERVIEW

We looked to interior designer Alyssa Kapito to discover what inspires her and hear her thoughts on the most important elements of interior design.

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What determined your passion for design?

We both have been passionate about design for a very long time, so long, it’s actually hard to remember what exactly brought it about. Home design came about when we both got our own apartments and realized that we completely adored the process of decorating it.

What inpires you?

Travel is hugely inspiring to us. If we could, we would travel once a month. It just exposes you to so many different ways of looking at something.

Can you remember your first design project?

Of course! It was a tiny little apartment on the Upper East Side that was probably more work than it was worth, but the couple took a chance on us and we learnt so much on the job.

Which field of design are you most interested in?

We love residential design. Creating a home for a family that they can enjoy for years and years is just very fulfilling.

What is the best decorating advice you can give to someone

Measure twice!

What is your favorite book, magazine, or site on design?

We are majorly obsessed with books on design so it’s hard to choose just one! But we’re having a Scandinavian moment, so any of the books on Swedish cabinet makers are at the top of our wish lists.

What are the most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?

The most important element of designing a bedroom is focusing in on what relaxes you, and that means different things for different people. For some its dark colors and warm fabrics and to others it’s light and airy. People usually know this right off the bat and it’s a great jumping off point to start scheming.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette sheets or Frette bath?

Like heaven, obviously.

Do you prefer your sheets to be linen, sateen, percale, or poplin?

We find sateen to be the softest, but there’s nothing like getting into crisp percale in the summertime.

What is on your bedside table?

A glass of water and a notepad for nighttime thoughts.