Alexandra Stoddard — Author

Alexandra Stoddard is an author, well-known interior designer, and lifestyle philosopher. She is also the mother of two daughters, Alexandra (A. B. Stoddard. ) and Brooke. Ms. Stoddard's published works include Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life; Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life; Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Small Book About the Big Issues in Life; You Are Your Choices: 50 Ways to Live the Good Life; Happiness For Two: 75 Secrets for Finding More Joy Together; and Things Good Mothers Know: A Celebration. She is married to Peter Megargee Brown... (wikipedia)

When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.
Don't feel you have to buy something to sit in or at. Buy something you are emotionally attached to and build your design around that. One Matisse cutout poster could provide you with your whole color scheme!
I'm an interior designer from the soul. It's not about just putting things in a room. It's much deeper and broader. It's about self-discovery.
If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth.
I love people and care about them, and I felt I had a gift to cheer people up. If I could get into their homes and make their environment more attractive, they'll be happier, and it would be very rewarding for me.