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Lisa Stewart Design India Large Home

Homes of Pride

India one of my favorite places is a fascinating and colorful country of contrasts. Take a moment to reflect on these two divergent dwellings. The Ambani Family spent four years and nearly $2 billion to build the world’s largest and most expensive single family home. Called Antilla, it’s a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Mumbai with 400,000 square feet of interior space designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the designers behind the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. With amenities of a hotel, the home […]

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Interior Design as Art

The Lan Club is an artistic masterpiece that took my breath away and left me in awe. Opened in 2006, the interior was designed by French-born Philippe Stark. Man’s endless search for beauty is only matched by his seemingly boundless creativity. People’s ability to creatively express emotions through their art is truly a gift. Great art draws you in, captivates, and awakens feelings from within.  Even if your feelings are negative, the artist has done his or her job by […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Shelter

Homes of Shelter

Since early man sought protection in caves, humans have needed shelters to escape the elements. And as long as man has built shelters, these shelters/homes have been used to measure one’s wealth, self-esteem and pride. Today we use our modern day “shelters” filled with creature comforts and treasures not only to escape the elements, but to sooth our souls and renew our strength. Last month I was out when I got a call from my daughter who was watching the […]

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Spring 2011 High Point Market – Inspiration & Innovation

Mixing style, wellness, art and ecology, this bed rocked my world at High Point Market this spring and won my award for best in show. Its modern, cutting-edge look with its eco-friendly recycled steel and wood illustrates design as therapy for our aching bodies and our earth. Research revealed the bed’s gentle rocking motion promotes relaxation and is used as therapy for kids and individuals with special needs. With its dynamic elliptical shape, rollovers are not possible and seasickness can […]

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Edison Incandescents Inspire New Classics

“I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.” Thomas Edison. Inspired by the genius of Edison, this new lighting design trend has fun and historic artistry written all over it. The luminescence and amber-orange glow of original 1910 Edison-style filament bulbs cast a mood-setting ambient light in either reproduction or modern light fixtures. This is a lighting style worth considering in spite of reports that incandescent light bulbs will someday be replaced by LED’s. My […]

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Imagine This Lighting Your Home

The possibilities for your home are astounding! GE OLEDs – the future of lighting. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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LEDs Light the Future

It’s been over 125 years since Edison invented the incandescent light bulb and so it’s about time for a major revolution in the lighting industry. Get ready! The revolution is coming in the form of LED’s. Light-emitting diode technology is already widely used in commercial buildings, automobiles and aircraft. And LED technology for all household uses and applications is becoming more and more common at stores everywhere. What are the advantages of LED bulbs? – They save money and energy […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Oscar Architectural Digest

Sneak Peek at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® Greenroom

Here’s the Oscar® Buzz. Where will the stars be as they wait to hit the stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 27? The Architectural Digest Greenroom, of course! Each year Architectural Digest selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood’s biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White […]

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High Point Market New Year 2011 Trends Video

Home fashions go retro. What do you think? Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2011

Pantone announced PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a vibrant, energetic hue, as the color of the year for 2011. Energizing honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges. While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage, and spirit to meet the […]

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