Lisa Stewart Design Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

Where you’ve lived and places you’ve visited have influenced who you are and therefore your home’s décor. We tend to surround ourselves with environments that are familiar to us and remind us of places we hold dear. I am often asked, “Where are you from?” I feel a bit strange answering this because I’ve moved so many times and have called a number of places home. Consequently, I like change. Lately, the contents in my home seem to be in […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2013

No other color conveys regeneration more than green and this year PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a vivid, verdant green is the color of the year. To arrive at the Color of the Year selection, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences from the entertainment industry, art collections and popular travel destinations. Capturing worldwide attention the Color of the Year impacts product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries. Here at home enhance your sense of well-being by adding Emerald paint, […]

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Lisa Stewart Design What's IN? What's OUT?

News & Observer: What’s IN? What’s OUT?

What’s hot in home décor and what’s on the way out? We all want to know WHAT’S IN? and WHAT’S OUT? As a member of the News & Observer Design Team I was asked to share an insight into emerging home furnishing trends. Chock full of hints, this article features “up and coming” favorites from 12 other team members too. My advice on the lower half of the page is about customizing to add personality. Read Article Here Customize: The […]

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Fall 2012 High Point Market – Juxtaposed & Intriguing

This is not your Grandmother’s Queen Anne coffee table! Bless her heart. Take a look at this cool one introduced by the Phillips Collection Showroom. Their “Split the Difference” coffee table caught my eye as “Best in Show” at the Fall 2012 High Point Furniture Market With its striking combination of unexpected materials, this coffee table is a conversation piece. Looking like a still reflecting pool the flat top is crafted with hand-cut stainless steel in a chrome finish. It […]

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Decorating with Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets, Part 1

I fell in love with this painting as a teenager. My curiosity was piqued by the beautiful carpets crumpled on the sidewalk waiting to be unfurled on the wall for auction. I imagined each one as a flower bud waiting to open in full bloom, a masterpiece of its own. Purchasing carpets is much easier today, nevertheless, there are a few things you should know before you invest: – Rugs are more affordable today than ever before. Beautiful selections are […]

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Decorating with Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets, Part 2

This Persian carpet sets the mood for this suburban New York living room. Its color palette brings balance to the mix of antiques and modern furniture. While the iron coffee table and the screen create fun and a certain edginess, the rug adds needed punch and warmth. If you’re thinking of buying a carpet you might find helpful these words of wisdom I’ve accumulated over the years: – If possible purchase your carpet first and let everything else magically fall […]

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Fashion Forward Interiors

The mix of styles, fabrics and flourishes flowing down the fashion runways are inspiring interior designs and home furnishings more than ever before. Watch the trends as they saunter straight down the catwalk and right into your home. Lately, we’ve seen a resurgence of Art Deco-inspired patterns: one example is shown above in black, white, and cream, both on the runway and in a residence. Geometric prints are popping up on bedding, wallpaper, and even the tile shown below. Metallic […]

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Detecting Outdated Decorating

Keeping your home up-to-date in today’s fast-paced world is a challenge. Your decorating might be outdated if you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions: – Is your room painted a color that’s no longer in the paint fan decks at the home improvement stores? – Is your room overwhelmed with patterned fabrics? – Is your room wallpapered with coordinating borders and matching curtains? – Does your room have oversized, undersized or all matching furniture pieces? – Is […]

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Country Home Anywhere

Everyone feels at home in casual, comfortable, country-style interiors. We want to calm down and linger because they are cozy and warm like long summer days. This couple celebrated their wedding in the relaxed atmosphere of Grandmother’s country home. The new and updated country interiors are filled with elements that work even in fast-paced urban environments. Here’s what you can do to create country contentment in your home. Wrap your front door with a porch Use subtle, low-contrast colors inside […]

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Decorating with Paula Deen?

I met Paula Deen in High Point, NC when she introduced her new line of furniture. Yes, one of the best-known personalities in the world of cooking is now designing dining tables and more. She shared her story of overcoming poverty, self-doubt, and health challenges. To turn her life around Paula reached deep inside her soul and decided to do what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking. Her journey from kitchen to fame started with her first business, a home-based […]

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