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Lisa Stewart Design India Large Home

Homes of Pride

India one of my favorite places is a fascinating and colorful country of contrasts. Take a moment to reflect on these two divergent dwellings. The Ambani Family spent four years and nearly $2 billion to build the world’s largest and most expensive single family home. Called Antilla, it’s a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Mumbai with 400,000 square feet of interior space designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the designers behind the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. With amenities of a hotel, the home […]

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Lisa Stewart Design Lan Club Beijing 1

Interior Design as Art

The Lan Club is an artistic masterpiece that took my breath away and left me in awe. Opened in 2006, the interior was designed by French-born Philippe Stark. Man’s endless search for beauty is only matched by his seemingly boundless creativity. People’s ability to creatively express emotions through their art is truly a gift. Great art draws you in, captivates, and awakens feelings from within.  Even if your feelings are negative, the artist has done his or her job by […]

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Flea Market Shopping

There are plenty of upscale shopping centers all filled with the finest in home décor from all over the world. But I’m a bargain hunter, so today I’m heading to the Flea Market. With over 3,000 stalls, this market has anything you can imagine. The thrill of the search builds as I pass by the tacky trinkets, books, coins, jewelry, statues, silks, porcelains, musical instruments and enter the Tibetan and other ethnic stalls. Next, I run across trunks, artwork, bronze […]

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