A native of Los Angeles, Alie Waldman Lapidus graduated from Brown University and studied Interior Design at UCLA and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). While still a design student, Alie began her design business and has never worked for anyone else. In this way, Alie truly has her own taste and style. From 2007 to 2009, while simultaneously running her private client design business, Alie owned and operated Alie Waldman Home Couture, a retail vintage furniture store in West Hollywood with a variety of styles from different periods.

Alie believes that your home is not just a showpiece for a designer's portfolio, but the place where you need to be most comfortable and confident. Alie pays particular attention to the functionality of your space and furnishings and believes that, first and foremost, your home needs to fit your lifestyle.

Alie lives in the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Family is the most important thing in Alie's life and she remains grateful every day for the love and support she receives from her own.