"I work on the assumption that a house is successful if it's pleasant to live in".

Founder of the interior design studio, Thébaïde, Alexandra de Garidel thinks out of the box, changes conventional wisdom and elegantly blends styles.  An artist, designer and scenographer, she dreams up unique spaces for her clients.
She first pursued an illustrious, but traditional academic path, which took in the prestigious “Institut d'Etudes Politiques” in Aix en Provence, followed by an MSC at the London School of Economics. After beginning her career in finance (Deutsche Bank, LBO), she moved to Geneva in 2001 and started in interior design and launched Thébaïde in 2005.

With every new project, Alexandra de Garidel shows a sense of daring. She is inventive in her use of new combinations and compositions. Unafraid of mixing styles, she displays a limitless sense of creativity, which culminates in interiors that are singular, spectacular and very special.

Her trademarks? An inimitable vision of space, an extreme attention to detail and a passion for design.

The result? A style that is instantly recognizable, but difficult to define.

Thébaïde" (a "retreat" in French) means a place where you feel at ease. Thébaïde is  a unique concept whereby each interior is a story to be told. Crafting your home using our very own vocabulary, made up of textures, colours, proportions, objects and works of art.
Inspiration is not only drawn from the clients, the location, the context of each project and the art/design movements but from many other sources. As of Grace Coddington said: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep Watching because whatever you see can inspire you”.