Alexandra Howard’s love of design, interiors, and craftsmanship was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where she spent her early years immersed in the city’s historic architecture and elegant rooms. Training in New York at Parsons The New School for Design was followed by positions at several AD100 interior design firms where she honed an aesthetic that is simultaneously timeless, refined, romantic, and contemporary. In 2017, Alexandra launched her New York and Charleston-based design firm, Alexandra Howard, Inc., to create interiors possessing exquisite craftsmanship and distinctive character and grounded by a seamless marriage of architecture and design. Her work has been featured in a myriad of publications, including the Rizzoli book, The Allure of Charleston, as well as Luxe Interiors + Design, Charleston Magazine, Southern Living, and New York Cottages & Gardens.
“Nothing begins as a blank slate. It’s important to discover what will ground the identity of the project, whether something the client cherishes or the spirit of the architecture and the setting. When I develop a design, I look for what will establish and define the character of the home.”
– ALEXANDRA HOWARD
Alexandra Howard’s love of design, interiors, and craftsmanship was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where she spent her early years. Subsequent training in New York at Parsons The New School for Design and in the studios of Celerie Kemble, Daniel Romualdez, and Mark Cunningham built upon this foundation. After immersing herself in Kemble’s Palm Beach style, Alexandra joined Romualdez’s traditionally-focused design firm where she collaborated with architects and craftsmen and selected furnishings from Sotheby’s and Christie’s for clients including Tory Burch, who was renovating her Southampton estate in New York and restoring Bunny Mellon’s former villa in Antigua. Under Cunningham’s “refined-Americana” aesthetic, she joined a team of designers engaged in shaping the architectural envelope by way of customized artisanal furnishings, layered accessories, and great attention to the finishing elements of each and every room. In 2017, she launched her eponymous design firm Alexandra Howard, Inc. in both Charleston and New York to create interiors possessing exquisite craftsmanship, distinctive character, and a seamless marriage of architecture and design.