Alissa Johnson is a firm believer that interior design should enhance people's lives, and like every client, every project is unique. Her most important objective is to create spaces that are elevated, yet warm and functional – no matter the style. Her design firm specializes in curating timeless residential and boutique commercial interiors with a wide array of services for clients.

1. What started it all for you?

I am the Founder and Principal Designer of Alissa Johnson Interiors, which I opened a little over three years ago. Growing up, my parents had an interior designer and I still vividly recall the change in our home’s ambiance. It gave us a further sense of warmth, and we found ourselves drawn to the rooms that had been redesigned.

Understanding the way I felt after helped inspire me to pursue interior design. Moreover, I’ve always had a huge passion for textiles, patterns, and colors, and a natural eye for design. This, coupled with my business major specializing in entrepreneurship, formed the perfect recipe for opening up my own firm.

Prior to taking this leap, my professional path began on the accounting and operations side of design, a role that I transitioned into encompassing both design and operations. I served as the Chief Operating Officer at RDID, which laid a solid foundation and smooth transition into opening up my own firm.

2. What drives your creative spark?

I believe that learning is a never-ending process and I make it a point to constantly consume interior design content, be it through coffee table books, or digital platforms like Instagram as well as get inspiration from visiting hotels and restaurants. These avenues not only help me stay creative and inspired but also keep me updated with the latest trends and provide a fresh perspective on design concepts.

3. Most treasured home decor item?

The chair in the corner of my living room is my most treasured decor item. Its unique design makes it a standout piece that catches everyone's eye. While people often assume it’s just for show, it holds a special place in my daily routine. I genuinely love using it for reading, sinking into its comfort with a good book in hand. This chair represents more than just a stylish addition to my home; it symbolizes relaxation and peace for me.

4. What’s the best advice you've ever received?

"Embrace the journey, not just the destination." This simple yet profound wisdom has had a significant impact on my life. It has taught me to find joy and value in the process of achieving my goals. The interior design process, like any journey, is about more than just the final outcome—it's about the experiences, challenges, and growth that occur along the way.

By appreciating each step, I've learned to be more patient, resilient, and mindful. This perspective has enriched my experiences and made me more grateful for the lessons learned and the growth achieved throughout my journey.

5. It's 5 o'clock at home. What would you be pouring?

Love pouring a good glass of Raspberry Rose Poppi over ice. If I'm at a happy hour, a skinny spicy margarita always! 

6. What are your 6 favorite accounts that you follow for inspiration?



"Embrace the journey, not just the destination. It has taught me to find joy and value in the process of achieving my goals." -Alissa Johnson