Alexandra Boussagol’s Subtle Quest for Timeless Interiors
In this edition of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek into the creative mind of Alexandra Boussagol, a French interior architect who masterfully blends the details of materials, textures, and colors to create warm, sophisticated spaces.
Alexandra Boussagol sees every project as a gateway of freedom to transform materials into beautiful detailed, and elegant features that make a house a home. Every project is unique, whether an apartment, hotel, or boutique. And always reflecting her exquisite taste, timeless purity, and exceptional project management.
Meet Alexandra Boussagol
After 15 years in Market Finance, Alexandra found herself drawn to interior architecture. So she made the shit, and after training at the Boulle school, she launched her firm, Alexandra Boussagol Architecture & Intérieurs.
With every space, Alexandra makes the role of an interior architect shine. You are able to see first-hand the personality of each owner through the artisan craftsmanship behind every element, including many bespoke pieces.
Finally, “sustainability is a virtue that is becoming essential these days”, underlines the architect, “my team and I are very invested in this approach.”
The Lh Design Questionnaire with Alexandra Boussagol
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is when you don’t look for it. It is also a way of seeing the world with blue eyes: feel rejuvenated after a walk in the forest, being charmed by a child’s smile. It’s a balance between what you have achieved and still want to achieve.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is to finally have confidence in myself, know my strengths, and use them to go even further.
What profession does your alter ego have?
My husband is a reinsurer. This may seem boring at first, but it is an extremely technical job as it involves great risks: storms, explosions, and epidemics. He is at the center of major world events, which is quite fascinating.
The project you will never forget.
This is a project that I am in the process of completing after 2 years of work. A listed house, where on discovering the old beams falling apart, we have decided to break up the 2 floors to completely redo the floors. I have this image in my eyes of being on the nose of the house between 4 walls and seeing the sky through the roof. I had a feeling of strength.
Your favorite business tool or resource.
The web—to find inspiration and new craftsmanship and show what you can achieve. It is an endless resource.
The most timeless design.
All about nature: sea star, coral, lichen, tree bark, glistening water: A balance between life imperfection and harmony.
The biggest design faux pas.
Choosing design pieces that don’t look like you.
Your design motto.
Work hard to make it look French chic with effortless style.
Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor; if you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?
Probably in the United States, in a flat in New York, where the dining room has been furnished with the mirror of the Goddess, the oval table of Paris, and the Nahema chairs facing Central Park.
Love Happens when…
Two souls meet each other.
Explore more Alexandra Boussagol at aboussagol.com.
All Photos Courtesy of Alexandra Boussagol. Feature Image from the designer’s Orsay project, Photo by Didier Delmas.