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North Carolina Designers Love the Biltmore Estate

The grand architecture and interesting interior decorating will awe and inspire you too! Schedule your trip now to see George Vanderbilt’s bedroom and relax in the gorgeous gardens of this mountain estate. Only a few hours drive from Raleigh, the Biltmore Estate is a large tourist destination near Asheville, North Carolina and one of my favorite places to visit. Biltmore House was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 is still owned by Vanderbilt’s descendants. The Châteauesque-style […]

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Color’s Affect on Us

Our behavior and mood can change as the world of color changes around us. Colors in our environment affect us physically and emotionally. Why? Color is light. When light strikes any colored object, the object will absorb only the wavelengths that exactly match its own atomic structure. The reflected wavelengths are the color we see and feel. The important point here is that the light bulbs you use will affect the color. Color is energy. The fact that the energy […]

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The Bright White Decorating Trend

Interior Designers In Raleigh are Seeing White All Over. The all-white decorating trend is in full force among my Raleigh, NC clients who love the clean and fresh feeling. And for my northern China clients who feel the all-white look might be too cold, during my last trip there I reminded them that this light look is popular in Scandinavia where the winters are long and dark. I first embraced the swing to all-white several years ago as I worked […]

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Easy Ways to Green Your Lifestyle

Ways to Decorate and Live Green. The greenest piece of furniture is one that already exists. Most vintage furniture uses solid wood and has much better quality and craftsmanship than today’s mass-produced furniture churned out by factories. -Carry your own bags into the stores. When purchasing small items ask the cashier for NO bag. Buy in bulk- food from bulk bins can save money and packaging. -Carry a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, when traveling or at […]

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Decorating Homes in Raleigh and the World

Comfort is key to good interior design in North Carolina and beyond. Interior designers in North Carolina or Shanghai want your dream home to suite YOU. This apartment was created on my last trip to China. Would this home be comfortable for you? Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Spring 2016 High Point Market: Decorate with Artists from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Interior Designers in the Triangle love local artists Tommy Mitchell and Louise Gaskill. I’ve found the perfect finishing touches to decorate your home. Consider purchasing these original works of art locally in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Above artist Tommy Mitchell’s nature-inspired metal sculptures are alluring combinations of copper, brass and steel. His floral furniture, lighting, wall décor and accessories have lifelike painted and glam gold leaf finishes. These hand-made signed pieces of art will captivate you. My favorite ones are […]

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Women’s Edge Magazine: East Meets West

East Meets West or is it West Meets East? I wrote this article with photos contributed by others. Creating that perfect East-meets-West blend in your home can also be about creating the perfect balance of the past and present, the traditional and modern, and the seemingly simple (East) and complex (West). Download the article here. Photo courtesy of Heidi Pribell. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Homes of Healing

Is Your Home a Healing Refuge? Rainy days are a fact of life. When a bad day leaves you soaking wet do you have a place to dry off? When unexpected accidents, injuries or illnesses get you down, does your home leave you out in the cold or high and dry? Or does your dwelling envelop you with the comfort you need and well-being you seek? When LIFE gets the better of you can your domain really help you cope? […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2016

Interior Designers Embrace the Return of Pastels! For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte to glossy, the engaging combo looks stunning with all neutrals and even hot bright colors. Paired with mid-tones greens and purples is my favorite. Add any metallic for more splash […]

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Facets Magazine: Living Well in the Triangle

This Designer Show House charity event was held to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital. I was featured here and quoted saying, “It is a matter of playing up the best architectural features of a home – enhancing the strongest points.” Download the article. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.  

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