Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Showing Off

I LOVE designing kitchens.  They are the heart of the house and where most of the action takes place.  It is so important to have a kitchen that you feel comfortable working in.  When starting kitchen remodels, usually my client's number one reason for doing a remodel is that their kitchens do not work for them and they love to cook.  How can you find inspiration for a dish in a kitchen that is too hard to get around, no matter how large a space you have?

Today, I am showing off!  Here are two photos of a kitchen and butler's pantry that I recently designed for a spec house.  Since I didn't have a particular person that I was designing for, I made the kitchen how I would want it.

Find more photos of this project on my website at

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Little Leopard

When it comes to leopard, I am definitely my mother's daughter.  If there was any trait that I inherited from her, it was the love of just that.  Here are some of my fav's:



YSL Flats

Alexa Hampton Living Room

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I have never been one to be OCD.  However, when designing rooms for my clients, I sometimes find myself obsessing over certain items that go in these rooms.  It can be something very large, like a sofa, or it can be something quite small, like a bud vase.

This time, it's ANYTHING LUCITE.  For the home or for me to wear.

 Lucite Bar Stools 

Mecox Gardens Side Table

Clayton Gray Chandelier 

Monday, October 1, 2012


Welcome to the new blog for Alexandra Joy Interiors by Alexandra Schwartz.  AJI is an interior design firm based in beautiful Santa Monica, California.  The company, previously named Alexandra Weiner Interior Design, draws inspiration from the wonderful Los Angeles surroundings - from beaches to mountains, from mostly sunny skies to sometimes gray.  Alexandra Schwartz has been lucky enough to design many different styles of homes in many different neighborhoods.  

Stop by for a peak at what inspires Alexandra and see the progress of her latest projects.