Our Philosophy


Where serenity meets practicality 

Ashdown Studio is a full-service boutique design firm. We believe your home should elevate your lifestyle – and we are passionate about creating custom spaces that bring your most audacious vision to life. From concept to installation, we take care of every aspect of the design process, including furniture design, construction consultations and white-glove installation.

Sophisticated and sustainable interior design

We are committed to creating custom designs that are timeless and sustainable, using eco-friendly materials and local artisans whenever possible. From custom furniture designs to found accessories, we take every opportunity to infuse sustainability into all aspects of the design process.

Your home should embody your unique personality and style. That is why we prioritize collaboration and ensure you are fully involved in the creative process. We embark on a journey of co-creation, where your dream meets our expertise. The result is a visually stunning home you are proud to call yours.

We take design personally

We Co-Create in Harmony


When you choose Ashdown Studio, you unlock the expertise of two principal designers who bring different aesthetics to the table. Our captivating designs are a result of our diverse backgrounds.

We draw on influences from both Urban DC and Charleston’s Lowcountry, which empowers us to push boundaries. We love to be bold and challenge the conventional – while simultaneously honoring our deep-rooted respect for serene living spaces. Together we co-create striking spaces that are both timeless and on-trend. We are minimalists who incorporate maximalist elements and love to think outside the box. Whether it is an ultra-modern home or a classic coastal space, we pour our hearts into every detail.

Drawing on a background of design and photography, Liz’s work is the embodiment of art, beauty and culture. With nearly a decade of experience working with elite designers, Liz developed her own style that pushes boundaries and incorporates unexpected elements. She loves juxtaposing modern design with beautiful antiques – or adding an element of sophistication to coastal spaces.

Having worked on all sides of design Liz has fine tuned the necessary attention to detail the full scope of work requires - eliminating the stressful aspects projects and clients encounter. Her devotion to design is driven by the elation clients experience when she brings to life the home they have always envisioned and is unique to their lifestyle. Transforming a room into a functional and beautiful environment fuels her creativity. For Liz, there's nothing more fulfilling than knowing her work has made a positive impact on someone's life.

The Co-Founders


Liz is a talented designer who’s a native to the Lowcountry and called beautiful Charleston, SC home for 14 years. Liz has a profound appreciation for architecture, historical preservation and regional landscaping – and she is passionate about honoring these elements in her work.

Co-Founder, Principal Designer

What sets Alexandra apart is her exceptionally client-focused approach. She understands that design is deeply personal and strives to understand her clients' lives, interests and daily routines. She believes design is a representation of how someone feels in a particular environment and offers stunning creative solutions that function seamlessly with their lifestyle.

Alexandra is from Washington, DC and attended George Washington’s Corcoran School of the Arts Graduate program for Interior Architecture. With over 10 years of experience working alongside some of the notable firms in the industry, she has gained invaluable experience from custom furniture design to pattern matching and layering textiles – every detail is thoughtfully designed with her clients’ needs in mind.

Whether it’s a local or destination project, Alexandra is able to manage multiple high-profile projects from out of town. She offers a personalized and intimate design experience and brings trust and transparency to every project. Ensuring her clients feel confident and at ease throughout the design process is her utmost priority.


Co-Founder, Principal Designer

Alexandra is an accomplished designer with an unparalleled ability to blend antique with modern, resulting in a truly unique design aesthetic. Her passion for intentional use of color and pattern is evident in her work.


One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization that plants one tree with every dollar donated. They are dedicated to restoring forests, creating habitats for biodiversity and making a positive social impact around the world.

Giving Back

We are here to support our community by giving back, and you can join us.

We are committed to supporting our local community by giving back. Using our skills and resources, we strive to make a positive impact and invite our clients and partners to join us in this effort. It brings us pride to donate a portion of our proceeds to the following organizations:

The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project is a non-profit organization based in Charleston, South Carolina that builds school gardens and farm-to-school programs to educate students, connect people and cultivate community.

Lowcountry Land Trust

Founded in 1986, Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has worked for 36 years protecting land that makes coastal South Carolina extraordinary and sustain the culture that thrives within it.

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