Lisa Stewart Design Shopoholic

Tips from a Home Decorating Shopaholic

I’m a home decorating shopaholic. Call it retail therapy, a shopping spree excites me. My day is brightened by the possibility of what I may find. I feel uplifted by the allure of beautiful things waiting to be MINE. So I hit the shops where soon enough, there IT is. I see IT. I love IT. IT’s perfect. I need IT. I have to have IT. This is a problem because my home is full and I need nothing! Don’t […]

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Architectural Antique Archaeology

This beautiful fireplace mantel was salvaged, restored and reused. Filling an empty bedroom alcove with warmth and character the repurposed mantel appears to be a fireplace. But look again. We created this look without the expense of adding a real fireplace by placing a big sheet mirror and some candles inside the mantel. The vintage screen, framed mirror and sconces above complete the look. Below I’m pictured at my favorite place in Minneapolis for archaeological digs. It’s an ever-changing universe […]

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Spring 2014 High Point Market – Simply Elegant

This French inspired bedroom is full of old-world glamour. It captures the essence of days gone by and reinterprets it for the twenty-first century. The furniture pieces are classic. For a traditional flare, they would look amazing draped in colorful Pierre Frey toile fabric. But it’s the neutral color palette that gives this room a fresh look styled for today’s living. Designed by Eloquence this bedroom is my choice for “Best in Show” at the Spring 2014 High Point Market. […]

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Home Decorating BLING!

Innovative interior designers are looking for BLING in everything. And bejeweled home furnishings can be found everywhere. I’m seeing radiant light-reflecting crystals embedded in lighting, flooring, appliances, furniture, dinnerware, accessories, and even artwork. Why should jewelry and fashion have all the fun? When visiting the Michigan Design Center, I found these bedazzled broadloom samples. Now you can bring the brilliant midnight stars overhead home and underfoot in this carpeting. Capturing light and reflecting color is bound to add some glamour […]

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The Perfect Pendant Light

Call it traditional, vintage, retro, or industrial, but I’ve found the perfect classic contemporary pendant light fixtures. They can be hung solo or in clusters to create enchanting light effects. Inspired by the delicate craftsmanship of hand-cut crystal, they can illuminate any room of the house. Repurposing this antiquated art form into functional, fresh, and hip light fixtures is brilliant! This is not grandma’s old decanter. Shown here are the Decanterlight and Crystal Bulb, signature designs of Lee Broom. Each […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

A captivating, magical, enigmatic purple is the color of the year for 2014. PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones inspires confidence and sparks the imagination. Orchid encourages expanded creativity, joy, love and health. Intriguing the eye, this vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces. One of […]

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Award Winning Raleigh Interior Designer

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

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Lisa Stewart Design Home of Comfort

Homes of Comfort

What makes a comfortable home? I love watching HGTV shows that help people decorate, renovate or completely redesign their homes. Having a COMFORTABLE new place is always at the forefront of the lucky homeowner’s mind. Their wish list for the project includes words like comfy, cozy, cushy, easy, soft, and snug as if their home was a bathrobe. They want a stress free environment that will give them contentment and security. That’s why in show after show we hear homeowners […]

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Painting Tips from a Pro

Bold Black Transforms This Wall! I had a vision for dramatically transforming a room through bold and unconventional use of wall color. But applying the color would be challenging and I knew it could only be done by an experienced professional painter. Thinking of painting your walls? Here’s some advice straight from painter Keith Williams of Southpoint Painting in Greensboro, NC: “First do the prep work. – Prepare the walls by patching holes and sanding rough spots. – Protect the […]

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Fall 2013 High Point Market – Mad for Modern

This living room in Shenzhen, China has modern sofas that contrast the classic Chinese fretwork. Accentuated by the use of light and dark colors, the furnishings seem somewhat understated compared to the commanding views. The sofa designer, Kelvin Giormani, lives in Hong Kong and manages the daily operations of his family’s manufacturing business. I enjoyed reminiscing with him in High Point. The modern desk below reminds me of classic Coco Chanel with its captivating curves, wonderful warm wood, and golden […]

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