2017 Fall High Point Market: Magic with Mary McDonald

by Lisa Stewart 19 Oct 2017

Blushing pink interior design inspiration from furniture market.



This beautiful setting designed by Mary McDonald for the Chaddock showroom blends black, white, blossom, large geometric shapes and a touch of gold. The award-winning Los Angeles interior designer is the one of the stars featured on the Bravo TV series “Million Dollar Decorators” and "Property Envy". Mary has influenced my design signature for years. What a treat to finally meet her!

Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.


News & Observer: Pro Tips When Designing a New Home

by Lisa Stewart 10 Oct 2017

Plus Lisa’s “must haves” for building and remodeling your Raleigh home.

And why should I hire an interior designer?


Hiring an interior designer can give you that divine dwelling you’ve dreamed of and provide more value for your money. And there’s no need to stress about cost: consulting fees are typically 1 to 1.5 percent of the total project cost. By engaging an interior designer before construction starts, as my client did in this project, you’ll end up with a design you’ll love for years to come with minimal extra investment.

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Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: A Lighting Expert

by Lisa Stewart 9 Oct 2017

Design your home with lighting to brighten your life!


When building or remodeling a home take time to learn the latest in lighting from lighting expert, Deb Dorn of Capitol Lighting Gallery. She always keeps me up to date on the innovative and high-tech options available in the market today! Together we can design lighting plans for you that will add comfort and luster to your life.  

Here are just a few radiant ideas. Light stairways for safety. Place outlets in the floor for lamps on tables in the middle of the room. Use the Legrand System for a kitchen backsplash free of unsightly outlets and switches. Consider adding above-cabinet lighting to supplement the under-cabinet lighting. Add toe-kick lighting in kitchens and baths for perfect night lights. Put dimmers on everything for relaxing evening entertaining. Use beautiful chandeliers, sconces, lamps and more to finish off the space with personality. Then learn how to control it all from your phone!

Prepare your list of lighting must-haves early so the electrician can create a plan and execute to your requirements. Prepare your budget also. Some of these glowing extras may seem costly, but Deb always helps my clients come in on budget. Make an appointment with Deb soon to illuminate your environment!

See a kitchen backsplash that's free of unsightly outlets and switches. Go here. 

Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

 

Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: Kitchen Countertop Continues as the Backsplash

by Lisa Stewart 8 Oct 2017

Design a clutter free look by continuing the countertop material right up the wall.

 

This kitchen feels open and airy because the granite countertop and backsplash visually enlarges the space. Notice also how the backsplash has no unsightly outlets and switches. They are hidden by using products that install under the upper cabinets. There are also USB ports and device holders for the homeowners’ phones, tablets and other devices.

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Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.