Monday, December 10, 2012

New Start

Hello Everyone,

I've been extremely behind in posting, but it's for a good reason.  After a whirlwind year, I relaunched my business with a new name.... Alexandra Joy Interiors.  So travel over to the new blog.  I will be posting again on a regular basis.  This is the start of things to come.  Very soon, I will relaunch my new website (, but until then, you can still find me at  Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The New Downtown Women's Center

For the past two and a half years, my good friend Nicole Coffman and I have been involved in the relocation and renovation of the new Downtown Women's Center. Nicole came to me with the brilliant idea to help and I am forever thankful to her for that.

"The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women."

The new DWC is located in skid row on S. San Pedro Street, a few blocks away from the original location. Purchased for $1 from the city of Los Angeles, the new location just completed its $25 million facelift. What makes this new location so wonderful is contains a day center for homeless women on a day to day basis, 71 studio apartments for permanent residences, and the first medical and mental health clinic on skid row.

Nicole and I had the pleasure of designing the Elevator Lobby for the DWC. The completed room was unveiled with the rest of the amazing designed rooms on December 8. Check out the photos below.

You can help out too! Please donate to the Downtown Women's Center! Click here to learn how.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Monogram Obsessions

Some favorite monogrammed items of mine... maybe a few gift ideas for you.

Pottery Barn Vintage Flash Decanter

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Jonathan Adler Letter Pillow

Layla Grace Wall Decal

Ballard Designs Monogram Stamps and Embossers

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Horchow Diamond Monogram Notecards

Saks Fifth Avenue Personalized iPhone Case

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Hermes Enamel Bracelet

Waxwing Jewelry Monogram Cufflinks

Friday, December 3, 2010

For the Holiday Party Hostess

This time of year has always been a favorite for me because it is a time to celebrate. From Thanksgiving, to Hanukkah, to Christmas, to New Years, there is always a party to head to.

But the question is... for all of those celebrations, what is the perfect host or hostess gift to give?

Some of my favorites.....

Everyone is bringing a bottle of wine. Bring this fantastic wine bottle opener instead. You may want to get one for yourself too.
Since I'm already on the drinking subject, this book of vintage cocktails is sure to make you thirsty.
Show the host how much you appreciate them with these monogram napkins.
These mercury glass tea light holders are not only gorgeous, but look like they cost many dollars more.
Bring hot cocoa on a cold night and warm everyone up.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Add Style with a Bar Cart

Bar carts are fun and tasteful solutions for storing your alcohol bottles without technically having a bar. Whether you have lots of space or just a small amount, they can add a little pizazz to a dining room or living room.




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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Looking for Inspiration for Halloween Decor?

It's about that time when I look to my go to gal for inspiration on holiday decor. That's right... Ms. Martha always has the answers to make holiday decor tasteful and not a bit cheesy.

Here's what she has up her sleeve:




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Powder Rooms of Perfection

Powder rooms are very important rooms in the home. They are essentially for your guests. Why not wow them?

Love these: