She always knew that she should be a designer. Alexandre Fleuren spent her childhood constantly reinventing spaces, drawing and reworking every interior she encountered. She trained with floral designers, furniture refinishers, painters, and seamstresses- all before leaving for college. But somehow Interior Design did not encompass all of her passions for space, so she graduated The University of Georgia with a Housing Degree. Alexandre’s education exposed her to housing codes, historic preservation, special needs design, financial planning for large projects, relating residential design to cultural and geographic settings, and so much more. Her unusual background, and later marriage to a now retired Air Force officer, afforded her great opportunities to expand her horizons. In the last 23 years, she has lived on both coasts and worked in almost every aspect of the field.
A certified master faux finisher for years, Alexandre’s work was showcased in the Parade of Homes and historic properties across the Lowcountry. As a design consultant for the largest showroom in Seattle, she used every major accessories and furniture line available. From Schumacher and Henredon to Maitland Smith and Vanguard, Alexandre quickly learned which lines carry through on quality and excellent service. She worked alongside amazing European designers, gleaning from their incredible knowledge and fresh approach to defining space. After spending 3 years in Las Vegas, studying and traveling the United States, Alexandre took advantage of the time away from Charleston to implement business systems which improve client communication, increase work efficiency, and expand sourcing options.
I continually hone our process, so our clients enjoy the best design experience in the Lowcountry. – A. Fleuren
Returning to the East Coast, Alexandre worked on numerous historic properties, designed new urban spaces in Atlanta, and then began designing custom spec homes in South Carolina. Her work on more than 30 of these homes gave me access to dozens of contractors and suppliers. Alexandre still works with many of the talented craftsmen she’s known for years. They share a passion for excellence and treat each home with respect and gratitude. In 2006 Alexandre Fleuren Interiors (AFI) opened in Mt. Pleasant with the goal of bringing to every client exquisitely designed spaces specialized just for them.
It is my job to dream for you what you cannot envision, and then make it your reality. – A. Fleuren
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The ultimate luxury in professional interior design service. We create a complete design for your room and then we make it a reality. AFI listens to your needs and aspirations for your home, then presents a plan for your approval and suggestions. After that, relax. Your AFI team will manage all purchases, deliveries and contractors.
We handle everything—from developing the room concept to lighting the candles at the end—and it’s what we do best.
The perfect option for an AFI designed room—within your budget. For a flat fee, we create a complete design for your room within your planned allocation, just as we would a COUTURE client. Your design can be achieved in one of three ways:
1- You manage the project yourself based on the plan
2- You work on some of the project and have AFI manage the rest
3- AFI manages the project in phases as your budget allows.
This is a great opportunity to benefit from our overall expertise, saving you time and money on a large project.
Simply put, we provide your service for an hourly fee. Our most requested hourly services include: reviewing architectural plans; selecting finishes such as flooring, tile, paint, and cabinetry; suggesting colors for interior and exterior paint; advising on window treatments and their installation; and recommending furniture placement. Additionally, we offer in-home consultations, find your best options when purchasing with your favorite merchants, and guide you through real estate decisions.
We have expertise in many areas—just let us know how we can help.