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Exploring Life & Business with Lisa Stewart of Lisa Stewart Design

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Stewart. 

Lisa, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I grew up in the commercial construction industry and love to say, “I have my father’s eyes.” My father studied and commented about the architecture and interior design everywhere we went. And I do mean EVERYWHERE, even McDonalds! He pointed out interesting things and often offered ideas that could make a building even better. My parents both introduced me to the finer things in life as we traveled extensively. As an adult, I met my husband in Paris and after raising our kids in Hong Kong, Singapore and Minnesota we moved to Raleigh, NC in 2001 as empty nesters. Today my travels influence my global sense of style, but my true inspiration comes from my clients. I love helping people realize their vision and dreams for their homes.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Trying to establish a new interior design business in the South in the early 2000s was not easy because of the traditional aesthetic prevalent then. To help establish myself, I joined a group of local interior designers and still associate with these accomplished colleagues today. Because I lived and worked out of the country for many years, I continued to pursue international work until my business took off. Now I am proud to say my portfolio showcases mostly NC homes with a variety of differing styles. The Triangle is growing and my clients’ tastes are broadening. Thanks to HGTV, social media, and other influences, they’re now much more open to explore the entire world of design.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Lisa Stewart Design?
My clients live throughout the North Carolina Triangle Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities. It’s a pleasure to serve them from my office in Raleigh. Working as a consultant only and charging reasonable hourly rates, I serve homeowners, remodelers, contractors, builders, architects, and developers. All of them find my experience and my degree in Architecture and Interior Design valuable.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Each project has creative and budget challenges for which I enjoy creating “out of the box” solutions that delight my clients. I believe I’m gifted in somehow knowing what clients want even when they themselves don’t know.

My small consulting business is successful because my broad sense of style works well with everyone.

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Cat Wilborne Photographer

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