Lisa Stewart Interior Design Blog Receives Award

by Lisa Stewart 8 Jan 2019

Named Top 50 North Carolina Blog

What an honor to be named #34 TOP BLOG on Feedspot Home Blog. Check it out!

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


Pantone Color of the Year 2019

by Lisa Stewart 7 Jan 2019

This lighthearted blush color decorates the world.

 

The PANTONE Color of this year is 16-1546 Living Coral. From flower beds to beaches and sunsets this warm natural tone encourages optimism and joyful pursuits. It provides buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Anchored at the center of the chromatic wheel it engages the spirit and energizes the body. 

Get on board. Make a lively impression with this comfortable yet playful sofa. Accent with any array of color you like! 

Brette Sofa One Kings Lane

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

Historic Interior Design in Churches

by Lisa Stewart 15 Dec 2018

Ornately painted designs lift the spirit.

The inspirational designs covering the interiors of this House of God were created by German immigrants seeking solace during the late 1800’s. The immigrants fled persecution and survived hardships and sorrows, but persevered because of their faith. The Painted Churches of Texas were constructed with the same beauty and craftsmanship as the old-world German churches. After their pilgrimages the churches became peaceful anchors in the immigrants’ new world and reminders of their homeland. People now come from all over the world to experience the wonder of these five places of worship just a few hours northwest of Houston. 

Saints Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina Texas

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

 

American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe Inspires Women

by Lisa Stewart 17 Nov 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art Exhibit Highlights

Georgia O'Keeffe, photographed in New Mexico by Bruce Weber, in 1984.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunias © 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. Recognized as the "Mother of American modernism" her famous painting style is well-known all over the world. A woman with a very distinct eye and way of living, she is now inspiring another generation of artists shown below.

Anna Valdez, Deer Skull with Blue Vase.
Exterior mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art by Ouizi, Louise Jones.

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


2018 Fall High Point Market: COLOR Returns

by Lisa Stewart 13 Oct 2018

Decorate with bold, bright colors to chase the gray away.


Interior designers know that gray is here to stay because it has established itself as a “go-to” neutral everyone loves. But the dominance of gray over the last several years has left many craving colors. And so, the fall furniture market revealed intense hues blooming everywhere in fabrics and on walls. What a relief to have color again! 

The beautiful red jacquard fabric below inspired the Ambella showroom designed by Jennifer McConnell. By incorporating cranberry, burgundy, pink, purple and copper she updated the tired old Ralph Lauren red of the early 90’s. This hip pinkish crimson is fantastic and satisfies my need for color. What do you think? Are you ready for some chroma therapy?

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


PE Guerin Hardware is Handmade in America

by Lisa Stewart 15 Sep 2018

Intricate detailed designs with classic opulence.

 

Looking for American-made kitchen, bath, cabinet, door and window hardware? P. E. Guerin, is the quintessential artisan metal foundry for luxury fixtures. The graceful swan faucet shown above is my all-time favorite. They also present lovely lighting and furniture lines. Each stunning piece comes alive in the hands of their craftsmen trained through generations. Founded in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, it has been at its current location in Greenwich Village since 1892 and is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States. Four generations later, the family business remains committed to unparalleled high-quality design, workmanship and service. 

This museum-like room in their Greenwich location houses all the P. E. Guerin historic pattern books. Imagine what you might find there!  You will be spellbound when you see this exquisite hardware. 

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


Hand-Made Modern Furniture

by Lisa Stewart 18 Aug 2018

Local artists can build your dream furniture piece.

This long, lean chest of drawers shown here, which incorporates a branch from a dead oak tree, is the first major collaboration for furniture designer Chris Lehrecke and his wife, jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss. Featured at Ralph Pucci International in New York City, the price tag on this gorgeous piece was $22,000. That is not an option for most people here in the Triangle. But fear not, you can find custom wood furniture designed and turned into reality for reasonable prices. In Raleigh, check out Woodleaf Studio and Bones Studio. Also husband-and-wife team Mike Parker and Ann Cowperthwaite of Eidolon Designs are happy to build any style you desire. Wood furniture artists can also be found on the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild website. Go ahead, contact them. A one-of-a-kind furniture piece can be yours!

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

 

The Log Cabin Chic Interior Decorating Trend

by Lisa Stewart 14 Jul 2018

From humble historic homestead to grand glam hangout.

 

Coming from humble beginnings the National Register of Historic Homes includes many log cabins from the 1600’s. The interiors have just the bare necessities of that era and decorating flourishes are scarce. 

Log cabin homes today are still being built using the same type of structure, but the interiors have changed dramatically. Now when cabins and castles collide, you end up with a captivating look that’s also comfortable. Reinventing rustic is easy to accomplish with a few perfectly picked accents and stylish touches. Say goodbye to cabin fever because you will never want to leave these bedazzled bungalows. 

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