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Lisa Stewart Design Interior Georgia

American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe Inspires Women

North Carolina Museum of Art Exhibit Highlights Georgia O’Keeffe, photographed in New Mexico by Bruce Weber, in 1984. Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunias © 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Georgia O’Keeffe was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. Recognized as the “Mother of American modernism” her famous painting style is well-known all over the world. A woman with a very distinct eye and way of living, she is now inspiring another generation of artists […]

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Interior Design Inspiration from The Past at Tryon Palace

Historic New Bern North Carolina has colonial design roots. Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, North Carolina, is a replica of the mansion built in the late 1760s. Royal Governor William Tryon brought architect John Hawks from London to design and build the Georgian-style structure to serve as the first Colonial capitol of North Carolina and home to the Tryon family. Following the revolution, the site held the general assembly for the State of North Carolina and housed the state […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Interior Raleigh Baker

The Baker Furniture Showroom Experience

Design dreams come to life with the Baker signature style. For three generations Baker has set the standard for fine furniture with superb design and workmanship. The individually handcrafted pieces have come to define quality. They’re designed to be passed from one generation to the next because true elegance spans across centuries. The collections are created by the world’s most prominent and talented designers, including Michael S. Smith, Thomas Pheasant, Barbara Barry and Jean-Louis Denoit, to name a few. Each […]

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Lisa Stewart Interior Design Biltmore Raleigh

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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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 Paris want your dream home to suite YOU. This apartment was created on an international trip. Would this home be comfortable for you? See more of Lisa’s international work here Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Little Girl, Big Dreams

Designing international model homes 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 construction 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 our lake at […]

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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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Lisa Stewart Design Hickory Chair

American Made Furniture in High Demand in Asia

The above photo was taken in the Hickory Chair Showroom. The rising middle class in Asia is clamoring to purchase American made furniture and considers it a status symbol for several reasons. They increasingly appreciate the quality, workmanship, and creativity coming out of US factories. Becoming more health conscience, they also want their home furnishings to be free of toxins and know that US factories maintain strict health standards for their products and employees too. For those of us in […]

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Feeling At Home in the Governor’s Mansion

I recently had the great honor of touring the North Carolina’s Executive Mansion in Raleigh. Completed in 1891, this historic house and home remain one of the state’s finest examples of the Queen Anne Cottage style of Victorian architecture. Its many attractive features include a steeply pitched gable, wrap porches, and richly colored textural surfaces. The mansion really begins to shine once inside. With 16 foot ceilings, columns and elaborate turned woodwork it would be easy to feel overwhelmed. I […]

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Palace of Versailles – 21st Century Lighting

This famous French 17th century chateau, the brainchild of Louis XIV and a spectacular symbol of his regime, was the first royal palace to introduce lighting in the form of candle-lit chandeliers. This invention set the standard of lighting for all other European dynasties. The famous Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending the First World War was signed, has a collection of 17 large reproduction chandeliers. In the 20th century these were lit with unattractive and inefficient incandescent bulbs […]

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