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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 Interior Raleigh Hong Kong

Homes of Heart

What Does Home Feel Like to You? As the sun rose on a new day in Hong Kong shortly after we moved there, I remember walking hand in hand with my husband down the crazy streets. Having met in France we were excited about this next adventure. Our hearts told us the move to Hong Kong, a British Colony then was the right thing to do, but I questioned everything my overwhelmed senses were telling me. As we continued down […]

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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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Beach House Kitchen, Oceanfront Oasis, Beach House, Vacation Rental Design, Wrightsville Beach

Oceanfront Oasis

This luxury vacation rental home is located directly on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The expansive beachfront property took 2 and a half years to design and build. The homeowner’s art collection inspired the interior design and home furnishings. We pulled the color from the two original horse paintings hanging in the open concept family room for the turquoise area rug. To mimic the furry pony hair we used long haired curly lamb’s wool throw pillows that were multicolor dyed. See […]

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Oceanfront Oasis, Beach House, Vacation Rental Design, Wrightsville Beach, deck

Vacation Rental Design

The design of this beautiful vacation rental home, named “Gallery by the Sea,” was inspired by my client’s original art collection. The goal of this new construction project was to create a relaxing and refreshing retreat. What a joy to share the photos now. Enjoy! See more photos from this project here Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Living Legend Lillian August, Lisa Stewart Interior design Raleigh,

Living Legend Lillian August

What a joy to honor a hero of the American Interior Design Industry, Lillian August, at the Sherrill Showroom. This family-owned home furnishings business has weathered trends, crises and licensing agreements. For 30 years Lillian’s storytelling has been influenced by romantic English country houses, coastal mansions and fashion. She engaged us with a signature style of quilts, textiles, wallpaper, lighting, décor and furniture. She even opened retail stores. The company founded with her son in 1988, now includes grandchildren in […]

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Lisa, Stewart, Interior, Design, Raleigh, Laura-Kirar, High Point

Connecting with Laura Kirar

High Point is a great place to meet up with other international designers who always inspire me to be authentic and intentional with my designs. Laura Kirar shows furniture at the Baker Showroom. An internationally renowned interior and product designer, she has a timeless sensibility that respects history and innovation. Her interior projects range from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors, restaurants, showrooms and hotels. We have a lot in common, but the most important thing is that we never […]

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Fall 2022 High Point Market Hummer Tour

ALL ABOARD the HPxD Hummer Tour all day Saturday, October 22. YES, ME in a 31-foot Humvee touring High Point Market, being hosted by Don Ricardo Massenburg and Jane Dagmi. Thanks to High Point x Design for a SUPER FUN day! The showrooms we visited are open now YEAR-ROUND to designers. Here’s the list of Showrooms we toured: SPLASHWORKS, Cohab, Antique & Design Center, Asian Loft, Tamarian, Verellen, Lancaster, Oly, Baker, Codarus and Eichholtz. Here we are at Asian Loft. […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Interior Hearst

Hearst Castle Architecture and Interior Design History

Lifetime of design and decorating inspiration. The unbelievable architecture and interior design collection of the Hearst Castle recently blew me away again! I first visited the Hearst Castle as an 8-year-old, and it was clearly a defining moment in my life. My memories of the astounding grandeur and beauty remained and influenced my own design style. Hearst Castle is an Art Museum, National and California Historic Landmark and California State Park located on the Central Coast near San Simeon. It […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Saints Cyril Methodius Interior

Historic Interior Design in Churches

Ornately painted designs lift the spirit. The inspirational designs covering the interiors of this House of God were created by German immigrants seeking solace during the late 1800s. The immigrants fled persecution and survived hardships and sorrows, but persevered because of their faith. The Painted Churches of Texas were constructed with the same beauty and craftsmanship as the old-world German churches. After their pilgrimages, the churches became peaceful anchors in the immigrants’ new world and reminders of their homeland. People […]

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