A native of Los Angeles, Alissa Swedlow grew up surrounded by inspirational architecture and design. Alissa pursued her passion for the arts while in her undergraduate years at Georgetown University, studying art history and going abroad to Madrid, Spain, to focus her studies on art and architecture. After working for a few years in television and film, Alissa decided to follow her passion for interior design and enrolled in the UCLA Interior Design Program. While completing the program, Alissa landed a position at an award winning hospitality design firm where she had the opportunity to work on exciting projects including a hotel in Cabo San Lucas, a bar and restaurant in San Diego and an urban loft building in downtown Los Angeles.
In 2008, Alissa officially launched The Goods Design - a design blog in which she shares inspiring images, ideas and insider secrets. Shortly after the success of her first independent venture, she founded Swedlow Design, her namesake interior design firm focusing on residential design. Alissa works with her clients to create comfortable, chic and fresh spaces, and brings a sense of levity, creativity and warmth to all of her projects. Her eye for mixing unique high-end elements with affordable pieces helps her clients create impressive interiors.