Building and Remodeling

Internationally Inspired Interiors

New build, remodel and decorating clients in the 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 Hong Kong in the 80’s and then Singapore in the 90’s. Living and […]

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Working with an Interior Designer Part I

 Thinking of hiring an interior designer? Are you 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 […]

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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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News & Observer: Timeless Elegance

This spa-like master bath retreat is part of a very large home addition. The gorgeous tub is the focal point! A house on a hill and heartwarming childhood nostalgia combine to make this master bath design a beautiful project from the inside out. Download my newspaper article here. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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PE Guerin Hardware is Handmade in America

Intricate detailed designs with classic opulence. Looking for American-made kitchen, bath, cabinet, door and window hardware? P. E. Guerin, is the quintessential artisan metal foundry for luxury fixtures. The graceful swan faucet shown above is my all-time favorite. They also present lovely lighting and furniture lines. Each stunning piece comes alive in the hands of their craftsmen trained through generations. Founded in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, it has been at its current location in Greenwich Village since […]

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Lavish Bath Remodels to Love

Luxury interior design bath tile for less in Raleigh. This stunning marble bath remodel features Marvel Calacatta Extra Bath Porcelain Tile from the Mosaic Showroom in Raleigh. It’s reasonably priced and installs beautifully. Shown here, the largest tiles are 18 x 36 when installed with grout. The luxurious look of imported Italian marble is astounding and can be yours for less than you might think! Below, these 4 x 8 Mirage Privilege porcelain tile wall slabs create an upscale statement […]

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5 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer Before You Build or Remodel

Working with an experienced interior designer teamed with your contractor can help control costs while upgrading creativity so you end up with a distinctive home that flows beautifully throughout. Why hire an interior designer? 1. Couples don’t always agree. Designers can reconcile conflicting styles and make unlike things work together in surprising ways. 2. Designers keep up with the latest trends and techniques in building construction. We come up with beautiful creative ideas and solutions that you would never think […]

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Tips for Hiring a Contractor

An interior designer’s advice for remodeling or building. Are you considering working with a contractor for remodeling or building a new home? Here are some things to consider. Get at least three estimates that include everything from repairs, warranties to clean-up. The unforeseen things can get you, and you don’t want to be gotten! Don’t be too quick to jump at the lowest bid. A Consumer Reports survey showed that people who used the lowest bidder got poorer quality work. […]

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News & Observer: Pro Tips When Designing a New Home

Plus Lisa’s “must haves” for building and remodeling your Raleigh home. And why should you hire an interior designer? Hiring an interior designer can give you that divine dwelling you’ve dreamed of and provide more value for your money. And there’s no need to stress about cost: consulting fees are typically 1 to 1.5 percent of the total project cost. By engaging an interior designer before construction starts, as my client did in this project, you’ll end up with a […]

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Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: A Lighting Expert

Design your home with lighting to brighten your life! When building or remodeling a home take time to learn the latest in lighting from lighting expert, Deb Dorn of Capitol Lighting Gallery. She always keeps me up to date on the innovative and high-tech options available in the market today! Together we can design lighting plans for you that will add comfort and luster to your life.   Here are just a few radiant ideas. Light stairways for safety. Place […]

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