Somehow she seems to be here, there, and everywhere. Consider a typical Rosanna day: get the kids up and out, emcee a charity luncheon, prepare dinner, broadcast the early news, serve dinner, broadcast the evening news, and maybe along the way pop in to play hostess at Fresco by Scotto, the Manhattan restaurant run by her mother, sister, and brother. “Customers are always surprised to have me show them to their table,” she says with her easy laugh.
“Rosanna is a bundle of energy,” says her friend and interior designer Eric Cohler, who -- along with designer Tony Klein -- helped her redo the three-bedroom apartment she shares with her husband, Louis Ruggiero, and teenage son and daughter.
“She has a personality that could light up Pittsburgh,” Cohler says. “But the nightly news is not always pleasant, so I wanted her apartment to be a relaxed retreat from her workaday world.”
Drapery (““Flora’’/Azure #L2498-08, by Larsen): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only.
Drapery cuff (“Plain Jane’’/Sky #2006215): Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com, trade only.
Side tables (“Nesting Tables’’ #3462 by Barbara Barry): Baker, 800/592-2537.
Sofa (“Frank Sofa’’): Classic Sofa, 212/620-0485, classicsofa.com.
Sofa fabric (“Umbria’’/Ecru #6740): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, trade only.
Club chair (“Jansen Chair’’ with sock arm #SH170A): F. Schumacher & Co.,
fschumacher.com, trade only.
Chair fabric (“Heavenly Hound’’/Pool #2006200): Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Chairs: owner’s collection.
Chair fabric (“Apollo’’/Pearl Sky): Randolph & Hein, 800/844-9922, trade only.
Small-chair fabric (“Plain Jane’’/Sky #2006215): Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Area rug: Beauvais Carpets, 212/688-2265, trade only.
White bowl with gold trim; square glass vase: Gracious Home, 212/517-6300.
Moss balls; hurricane vases: Lexington Gardens, 781/862-7000, lexingtongardencenter.com.
Shagreen box; antique books: Sentimento Antiques, 212/750-3111,
Coffee-table books: Mecox Gardens, 212/249-5301.
Coffee table; demilune table at window; table lamp on round table; shades; art behind sofa; blue throw: owner’s collection.
Blue houndstooth fabric on chair (“Heavenly Hound’’/Pool #2006200-5): Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Floor lamp beside sofa (“Paris Floor Lamp’’): Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999, trade only.
Round table beside sofa (“Daniel Side Table’’): Victoria Hagan Home, 212/888-3241, victoriahaganhome.com.
Ottoman (“Neila Cube’’); ottoman fabric (Stout Leather): Design Within Reach, 866/377-0825, dwr.com.