Lisa Stewart was amazingly helpful in redesigning plans for my existing farmhouse home as well as designing the new addition blueprint. She listened to my ideas and thoroughly explained how they could or couldn't work into the plan. Lisa's communication was extremely effective which allowed me to learn and understand the process. This gained knowledge will be of great help in communicating with the builder. Thank you so much Lisa!Read More
Exterior, kitchen, every bath & interior paint colors! Lisa updated our entire traditional home! Neighbors stop to tell me they love the new exterior look. The windows color she suggested was perfect. My kitchen is accessible so I can easily reach things as I age. Most importantly, I have enough drawers for everything. I even have some drawers that I can fill as I buy the latest in kitchenware! Lisa suggested things I never would have thought to do. She even showed me how to display my beloved artwork & treasures. My father would have been thrilled to see his antique samovar as the focal point of the kitchen. I love everything!Read More
Lisa assisted us with color consultations for our home and our kitchen final design. We had much better outcomes with her assistance and I learned so much because she shares her knowledge while being respectful of your choices. She gave us peace of mind about our final selections. There are so many kitchen cabinet vendors and design companies, and she shared her contacts and expertise. She has clearly designed many kitchens and I appreciated her support and guidance. Thank you so much, Lisa!Read More
Lisa Stewart solves problems with her design and renovation ideas and advice. We have successfully turned to Lisa on several occasions. The first time, she came to our rescue when my husband and I combined our furniture in one house – the typical “yours” and “mine” mix of two different personalities. Lisa took on the challenge and was able to use our furnishings and accessories to design a comfortable and dramatic living space; a space that worked for both my husband and me.
Several years later Lisa staged our house when we wanted to sell during one of the worst real estate climates in history. As a result of her staging, the house sold on the first day for more than the asking price!
Lisa recently advised us on a comprehensive design for our current home. She is not only knowledgeable on flow, architecture, materials, and current trends, but also on how to get the most “bang for your buck”.
We would highly recommend consulting with Lisa for any of your design needs.Read More
I have found Lisa to be a gifted designer who is able to see design problems and solutions and work within the context of your needs and budget. Lisa worked with wall colors throughout my home, which was a great success. She came up with both short term and long term design strategies for my great room, utilizing existing furniture and accessories as well as recommending new replacement pieces to purchase "down the road." She worked with room structure as well, accommodating our 26' ceiling into a warm living area. My husband's in-home office also was transformed into a creative, inviting work environment. Additionally, Lisa facilitated my Mother's downsize. She was able to select appropriate pieces of existing furniture and pictures, and oversee their placement in the new space. The result was a tasteful and delightful new living area, all ready for hassle free move-in! I highly recommend Lisa for your design needs. She is able to tailor design solutions to your personal tastes, needs and budget.Read More
Lisa has a good eye for color and creative ideas. She will guide you in purchasing fabrics, window treatments etc. and is open to telling you where to get the best deals. Lisa associates herself with top professionals so her clients get great results.Read More
Lisa consulted with me for my kitchen redesign and the reuse of existing rooms. She listened to my needs and concerns and came back with a comprehensive plan. She was clear, decisive and had some creative ideas that I continue to use today. I would highly recommend Lisa. I thought she was exceptional in her design expertise and her ability to listen well and communicate clearly.Read More
We decided to invest a few hours with Lisa after seeing her work at a friend’s home. Our approach was simple - described our desires to her and let her work her magic. After touring our home and absorbing everything we own (and I do me everything), Lisa explained her process - just let go, let her direct, and we do the moving. This was definitely out of our comfort zone (being the controlling people we are), but we thought we’d give it a try.
Part of the beauty of working with Lisa is that wherever possible, she used our furniture and accessories to bring our home to life. When new accessories were needed, she made recommendations on what to buy and where to buy it, using a product quality and pricing scheme that matches our lifestyle.
The bottom line of any job is: do you love the results. We love what Lisa did for our home. She brought together color, style, and themes. She made changes we never would have thought about (our chimney wall mosaic) and brought color to a room that surprises and delights everyone that sees it (a large gold framed painting on a black accent wall in the bedroom). The only surprise you will get when working with Lisa is how the results will exceed your expectations.Read More
Lisa was an amazing person to work with. She offered patient, thoughtful advice without feeling pushy or overwhelming. Lisa truly knows her field, and has a gift for helping her clients develop a design style that is personal, consistent, and effortless.Read More
We were facing a daunting renovation of our 20 year old house, which simply was not working for us. We needed professional guidance. Lisa helped us think through how we use the house and from that she created floor plans to improve the house's layout. She worked with our general contractor to make sure all the little details of the design were implemented correctly. We have no doubt that our small investment in hiring Lisa saved us money in the long run by avoiding a lot of mistakes we would've otherwise made.
Now that the renovation is done, we're really enjoying the much-improved flow and feel of the house. It's like having a new home!Read More
I had Lisa help me pick interior colors for my home. She helped me define my style when I didn't even know I had a style. The colors we decided on were exactly what I wanted but was afraid to actually use. That was 2 years ago and I still love my warm and welcoming home.Read More
Just married and having bought a new house, I hired Lisa Stewart to advise my husband and myself on floor plans, window treatments, furnishings and art placement. This was no small task and required a lot of patience on Lisa's side given that my husband and I have different design preferences so brought different furniture to the house and envisioned each room differently.
Lisa has advised us on ways to merge our distinct styles so that the end result looks fabulous and the rooms work. I am amazed each time I walk into our sitting area - she advised us on where to move our grand piano and transformed the room into a gorgeous sitting area with a lovely piano - instead of a room with a piano in it that blocked views and made the room awkward. The room looks larger, open and is now functional.
Lisa will put extensive analysis into your design project and offer multiple solutions to meet your needs. She helped me choose a sofa color to complement existing furniture and wall colors, going so far as to examine the color swatch outdoors to ensure that the color was what we needed in natural light in our two-story great room.
She recommended a great vendor for windows treatments, and worked patiently with me to find a solution that I am completely pleased with.
Last, she has worked within out budget and recommended areas where we could economize versus those where we should splurge. We have saved money by avoiding unnecessary purchases and spending our dollars wisely.Read More
Lisa worked with us to stay within budget and has wonderful contacts in the business. In addition, which I really liked, is that she was able to take many of the items we already owned and use them in other rooms or in places we would have never though of.Read More
I hired Lisa as we had moved into a new house and were struggling with re-decorating downstairs. Love, love Lisa and would highly recommend her to friends and family. She is very perceptive and has a great eye for design and detail.Read More
I am a male "do it yourself-er" to the Nth degree, so you may understand why it was difficult to hire a designer for the first time. Lisa's promise of value included statements that she works to help clients save money by utilizing existing materials in the home. I always felt a problem I had was having some nice possessions, but no idea how to assemble them to maximize their design impact.
Lisa came over and wasted no time. She got to know me (and read me very well), learned my tastes, and DIY capabilities, and we did a whirlwind re-staging of many of my possessions. Then we crafted a laundry list of projects I could do myself. I don't miss anything I tossed out, and my spaces are ALL more comfortable. I re-hired Lisa twice more to come back and help me choose paint colors throughout my home, and continue staging my home. I'm still working thru some of the ideas she gave me, and each time, thinking, "why didn't I do this sooner!!". Lisa will shop for you, or provide advice if you choose to shop for yourself - which I have taken her up on several times. She goes above and beyond to please her clients, and as I tackle more spaces in my home, Lisa is the first one I will call again next time.
Oh, BTW, Lisa - my patio is now cleared of the old hot tub, re-tiled and has 3 season windows. I'm ready for some more design tips - I'm thinking "Modern African Safari" - call me!
Enthusiastically, DaveRead More
I have had the privilege to find and hire Lisa's services. Lisa is a very talented designer who understands my needs & tastes and collaborates effectively with me to create a well and uniquely designed house even when several constraints exist. She constantly combines her excellent understanding of the elements of design with an even better understanding/sense of daily functionality of space. She is a patient listener. She is a true resource, providing beautiful inspirational pictures, helping me think/ navigate through decisions with clarity, pointing me to adequate Web research and local vendors. She has had a lot of international experience which also lends itself beautifully. Thank you, Lisa!Read More
Lisa spent a good 3 1/2 hours with me at my house. We started with the basics and then got more specific. She did a great job of determining my tastes before invoking her own tastes into the equation. Fantastic job and the place is looking great already!Read More
Lisa Stewart is great! She helped me turn my house into my home by providing her superb decorating and design advice, pointing me in the direction of reputable vendors, and supporting my ultimate choices. Her expertise was evident as she pulled together our unique collection of art and items gathered from our travels to tell the story of our lives. I highly recommend Lisa for any design or decorating projects you may have.Read More
Lisa assisted us with creating an attractive fix to a structural issue involving adding a column and headers in our living room/foyer. The end result is so attractive everyone thinks we remodeled to upgrade our house. Her input was invaluable in this process.Read More
Lisa helped us update our entire house on a budget. Most importantly, Lisa listened carefully to what we wanted and helped us define our style. She skillfully re-arranged our furniture and artwork from room to room. In addition, we bought a few new pieces with Lisa’s approval. She helped us choose the fabrics when we re-upholstered the sofa and throw pillows. Lisa’s attention to detail helped create flow throughout the house. We moved ceiling fans and light fixtures and even changed switch plates and floor vent covers. We put chandeliers in every bedroom that we found bargain shopping at consignment stores. Lisa helped us select wall colors that really made the house feel like our home. There are still things that need to be done and we will no doubt call Lisa when making more changes.Read More