Alexandra Champalimaud is the Founder, President and Principal Designer at Champalimaud, a full service interior design and interior planning firm specializing in bespoke, high-end hospitality and residential design.
Born and raised in Portugal, Alexandra received her early education in Switzerland and England, and later completed her design training at the Espirito Santo Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal- one of the worlds’ last remaining colleges teaching the tradition of European arts, crafts and techniques of historic preservation and restoration.
Nearly 30 years ago, Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates was founded and quickly developed a strong following among Montreal tastemakers. As the company expanded, Alexandra relocated to New York City in 1994 to serve a thriving international client base, and changed its name to Champalimaud in 2008. Since its inception, the firm has been privileged to partner with many landmark hotels and residences globally.
Alexandra brings a dynamic intellectual curiosity and an absence of pretense to her work. Drawing upon a wealth of personal experiences and professional commissions throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, her work is known for subtle references unique to her multi-faceted vantage point. With a unique talent for the application of color, pattern, texture and a seasoned understanding of the foundations and principals of classic design, Alexandra remains an uncompromising aesthetic respectful of the needs of her clients and the time place and cultural context of each project.
Champalimaud’s trained eye and sophisticated aesthetic is reflected in her geometric and linear rug designs for The Rug Company.