As the principal of Lisa Mende Design for over two decades, Lisa is known as one of the leading designers of the South. The bold, modern interiors she custom designs for her clients are rooted in tradition yet offer a fresh approach and a pop of the unexpected. Vintage pieces and antiques mixed with modern classics and original art are hallmarks of her design aesthetic. Lisa harkens back to her southern roots to create custom interiors centered around family life, tradition, and heritage.
“Every time I start a project, I go back to the history of the house and look to the interests of the homeowners for inspiration,” – Lisa Mendes
Lisa’s portfolio includes a range of projects that include everything from historic preservation to new construction. A member of Thermador and DXV by American Standards Design Councils, Lisa is also an Allied Member of ASID. She has been published in local, regional and national magazines such as Traditional Home and Southern Cottages, Magnolia Journal, South Park Magazine, QC Exclusive, Walter Magazine and more. Lisa has served on Modenus Blogtour London, Frankfurt, and Las Vegas.
Step inside a few of Lisa Mende’s home designs and then check out her tips on hiring the right designer for you.
Emerywood – Randall B Terry House
Project for Traditional Home Magazine
Referred to by some as “The Million Dollar Doghouse” because the former owner died and left the house to his five dogs and appointed a caretaker to take care of the house and the dogs until their death. Hence why Lisa used custom fabrics in the mudroom with dogs and portraits of dogs.
The Hooper-Kyser House – Chapel Hill, NC