Building and Remodeling

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Internationally Inspired Interiors

New build, remodel and decorating clients in the Raleigh North Carolina Triangle Area benefit from my lifelong worldwide design experience. Having been at the forefront of cutting-edge design in some of the world’s largest cities I have seen some remarkably interesting homes. My Internationally Inspired Interiors will give you a new viewpoint! Did you know I met my husband in Paris in the 70’s? Eventually we moved to the British Hong Kong in the 80’s. Then the Republic of Singapore […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Working with An Interior Designer

Working with an Interior Designer Part I

 Thinking of hiring an interior designer? But don’t know where to start and what to expect? Here are a few things to look for as you search for an interior designer. Good interior designers create plans for clients and not for their own portfolios. A good practitioner will have a portfolio of projects that represents a variety of styles. Good interior designers avoid having a signature style. They ensure the outcome of each project is always a product of the […]

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Working with an Interior Designer Part II

Helpful Hints for preparing to work with an Interior Designer. Now that you’ve hired an interior designer to make magic in your home, here are a few things you can do to prepare for your meetings. Consider the consultation fee as an investment: You gain equity in your home when it’s designed and implemented correctly. Have a budget: Tell the truth about what you want to spend. Designers know how to save and when to splurge to create your desired […]

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Modernist Church Saved from Demolition

Modernist Church Saved from Demolition

Historic Calvary Lutheran Church in Edina, MN narrowly escaped destruction in 2023. Up for sale due to a dwindling congregation, in the summer of 2023 the Edina School District eyed the church to expand their campus. Thankfully, in the fall of 2023 it become the Emmaus Road Reformed Church. The architects of this 1970 Modernist sanctuary, library and music addition were Bergstedt Wahlberg Bergquist Associates of St. Paul, MN. This was my home church growing up in Edina. I remember […]

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Blow Out the Walls, kitchen remodel, open up main floor

Blow Out the Walls!

New homeowners called on Lisa Stewart Design to update this 1980’s Modernist wooded lake home. I said, “Blow out all the walls to see the grand stone fireplace and views!” Their later review gushed, “We moved into a new home and remodeled the main level. Lisa had fantastic ideas for the place. We removed the walls to open the kitchen, dining and living areas. The new kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with beams. The special order angled can lighting and […]

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Colorful Bath Trend

Turquoise tile and pale pink sinks are back once again, creating a rift in the interior design community. Some interior designers love it and others…not so much. But really our opinions don’t matter because making our clients’ wishes and visions become reality is our job. Kohler has reintroduced bath fixtures in two shades from the 1930’s: Spring Green, an icy teal, and Peachblow, a mauvy pink. What do you think? Are you ready to plunge into the colorful bathroom movement? […]

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Spa-Like Main Bath Remodel

We designed the floorplan of this bath with an easy-entry large double shower that is curbless and threshold-free. We found room for the clients dream freestanding soaker tub and added a new large picture window above it. The separate vanities add balance opposite the hair drying and makeup vanity. It is the background atmosphere of this spa-like bath that truly make the space flow together. First, we selected several different tiles for the walls, floors and backsplash. (The basketweave shower […]

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Remove Dining Wall & Remodel Kitchen

Removing the dining room wall was the key to make this kitchen work for my clients. Trending colors and new lighting really make it shine. But the details in the sink, countertop electrical outlet and the cabinetry make it an exceptional place to cook, entertain and live LIFE to the fullest!                                                       See more […]

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Hotel Style On Suite

My clients wanted to feel like they were on vacation at home, so we designed their main bath remodel to resemble a 5-Star Hotel. We found the mirrors that are used in high end hotels. They are perfect for applying make-up, can be dimmed for ambiance and include a backlight feature as a night light. The sink wall is a unique tile installation that extends to the ceiling and reaches wall to wall. The flat natural stone pebble tiles create […]

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No More Boring Builder-Grade Cookie Cutter House

Adding trendy wooden interior architectural details to this builder spec house turned it into a spectacular HOME with personality. The inspiration started when the homeowners added a beautiful lumber feature wall to the entryway. To continue the transformation, we designed wood ceiling beams, columns, a focal point vent hood over the range and a timbered wall to the mud room. We stained the boards in the sunroom to match. Then we added new lighting and fans. The new backsplash ties […]

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