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Lisa Stewart Design Pantone Rose Quartz Serenity

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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Lisa Stewart Design Interior Raleigh Duke

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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Homes of Harvest

Fall brings pumpkin and apple picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals. We take time to connect with family, relax, and have some fun. I love heading to the farm in the fall. As a kid, we headed to the farm where my mother was born. My sister married a sheep rancher and my kids loved visiting their country cousins. And now my mother-in-law is living on a farm near her childhood home. Farmers work hard for the bounty they […]

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Fall 2015 High Point Market – Bold Black Decorating

Black is finally at the forefront of decorating fashion. I’m talking about a new feminine glamorous vibe with black as a major dramatic character. Not the weird 1990’s all black. These photos were snapped in High Point during market. Notice the black walls are balanced by other strong elements. The table and headboard stand up to the black on their own. The metallic gold and silver accents help avoid the black hole effect and the dark brown woods add warmth. […]

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Original 1968-07 NY China Town Lisa

Little Girl, Big Dreams

Designing model homes in China may not be every American child’s dream but for me, it feels perfectly normal. Why? For one, as a little girl, I adored visiting my dad at his commercial painting and decorating business where I first picked up my love for design. For another, I delighted in our family vacations, where our road trips across the USA and Mexico included destinations with endless fascinating things to explore. After our trips I would often go to […]

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Historic Design Star Enid Marx (1902-1998)

She failed at design school yet succeeded during the Second World War, while England was under threat from bombing. She thrived during a time dominated by male designers. She created striking, distinctive, and timeless work like this whimsical print with dogs. During her 70 year career, she was an author and illustrator of children’s books, a book designer, a printmaker, a textile designer, and a painter. She brought good design to the common man for the first time by designing […]

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News & Observer: Red, White & New

News & Observer Design Master Class by Lisa Stewart. Bold colors transform a blah room. This dramatic dining room catches your eye instantly at the front door. That’s exactly what this Cary couple wanted. Before, this boring beige room was never used. Now, everyone is drawn to this special space because it feels warm and inviting, like a classic steakhouse. Download article here. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Preserving Inspirational History in Minneapolis

As a child in Minneapolis, I was awed by a beautiful art deco Manhattan-style building across the street from the Swedish Institute on Park Avenue. The six-story structure, designed by Martin Lindquist, was state of the art when its construction began in the late Roaring Twenties. Dedicated developers persevered during the Great Depression to see the tower completed. Thankfully, the homeowners living there today are committed to preserving the quality, character, and history of this unique cooperative complex. In a […]

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Artisan Lighting Design

These chandeliers are functional pieces of art! Exquisitely hand crafted, each piece is unique. Fashioned with natural quartz crystals, brass, and LED lights, these sculptures are whimsical, earthy, and modern. The artist, Christopher Boots, is driven by the love of nature and light. Trained as an industrial designer he is based in Melbourne, Australia. Above the intriguing Prometheus pendant lights by Boots is crafted from bronze and quartz crystals. Below the Quadrix by Boots creates slices of light that emanate from […]

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Spring 2015 High Point Market – Historic & Handcrafted

Best in Show for Spring 2015 High Point Market goes to the Taracea showroom in the historic eight-story Radio Building that has been at the heart of High Point’s business since 1923. The former ground floor bank sets an interesting Art Deco background for the Taracea furniture made of solid woods harvested from trees in forests they own and manage. Taracea rightfully boasts about the artistic craftsmanship coming from their upholstery factory and hand-forged iron foundry. The original bank vault […]

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