ABOUT AHR Designs
Alexa Harris Ralff
“ A home should feel authentic to the people who live there.
My job is to give my clients the best version of themselves reflected in their space!”
Alexa has been designing interiors professionally since 2010. Her love of color and layers of pattern is present in every project she touches. The details of flow, function, and durability are central to her designs. She gets to know her clients with a deep dive into how they really live. Where will you place a cup of coffee when seated in that cozy chair? Will anyone realistically tend to the wine stain on the marble if you’re not home? Shoes on in the house? Dog allowed on the furniture? You get the picture. AHR Designs believes that a beautiful home is not just a visual experience, it’s a feeling you get in your bones.
Alexa’s gold is seeing the whole picture through from start to finish. Devoted to design she is committed to giving her clients a joyful experience. AHR Designs has a system of processes in place to guide your project seamlessly from initial consult through the very last styling day leaving your home magazine ready.
A Jersey girl at heart, Alexa travels up and down the eastern seaboard for full-service design projects from NY to Virginia. A UVA grad, she went on to hone her art skills at Parsons School of Design.
AHR Designs is currently based in Maplewood, NJ where Alexa resides with her 2 teens, a super supportive hubby, and 2 adorable labradoodles, Hazel and Libby.
“We have worked with Alexa for years and through three increasingly large projects. We know that we could not have completed any of them without her. Her style is a perfect mix of function and gorgeous design. She has an eye for just the right amount of color and fun, saving us from what would otherwise me a home of gray and white.
Our most recent project was a full renovation of an 1890s home and she helped us modernize it both from a flow perspective, and via furnishings and finishes- we could not be happier with the end result.
Finally, she has saved us countless hours by coming to us with a few well thought-out choices and ideas for each room and space for which the only problem is choosing our favorite. We look forward to working with Alexa again in the future!”
“We used AHR Designs when we were moving from the city to the suburbs and totally overwhelmed with how we could use pieces we had, work with a new space/more room, while also buying new quality items. I’m so lucky I stumbled upon AHR on Houzz because after our first meeting we walked away feeling like she just “got us.” We were hesitant to even use an interior designer because we thought we could do it ourselves, but Alexa was a godsend.
She is a true design expert, but beyond that, she is hilarious, warm, creative, open minded, organized and actually made our experience stress free and FUN. She never pushed purchases, stayed 100% within our budget, and was completely receptive to feedback. We were very impressed with the knowledge and ease with which she worked with our contractor on the gut kitchen renovation.
We are beyond thrilled with how our spaces turned out – we still get compliments on them every time a new person comes to the house. We can not recommend AHR Designs and Alexa highly enough!”