Analisse Taft.
Photo: Sam Frost Studio

Analisse Taft-Gersten

The ALT for Living founder is charting her own course

Analisse Taft-Gersten’s ALT for Living New York and Los Angeles showrooms are the go-to resources among top interior designers looking for the subtly luxurious, such as Shawn Henderson, Robert Couturier, and Drew McGukin. Taft-Gersten pushes the envelope by stocking over 20 of her own fabrics, and she brings to the forefront fresh brands like artisanal rug company Shiir by Chicago design firm Soucie Horner, Rule of Three wallpapers, and Laine + Alliage textiles. Plus, her on-site New York café, A Little Taste, offers cappuccinos brewed with her very own signature roast.

The Shadow Chair by ALT for Living x Jouffre. Photo: Courtesy of ALT for Living

Color story: “I have a particular palette that I believe in and our clients follow us for. I look for things that have an undertone of earth, texture, grit, and maybe a little bit of dirt.”

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ALT for Living Handspun Ombre Throw I Dusty Rose. Photo: Courtesy of ALT for Living

Up next: “We’re focusing on a new furniture line with Jouffre and have plans to sell our own throws and pillows in other retailers. Also, we’re looking at doing more hospitality—travel and food are my passions.”

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.

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