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Pinterest Praise!

Thanks to Lonny Mag for the Pinterest praise!

“This Lonny alum knows a good thing when she sees it.  If you’re the kind to be lured by gorgeous outdoor living spaces and clever entertaining ideas, Lisa Sherry is your new secret source.”

Inspiration finds me everywhere and I’m prone to pinning. 

Our own work is on the LSI Pinterest pages, plus so many other designers and tastemakers I admire.

Kudos to all!

{click on image to see Lonny article}

Black walls make white upholstery pop. Breakfast room by lisa sherry interieurs


And The Walls Come Tumbling Down

In February I began the phase 2 and final (happily for my husband) renovation on our kitchen. This past spring we took out the walls between the butler’s pantry and the dining room to have a larger, more open kitchen with eat in dining room.  Our house was built in 1926 and the days of having “help” and not wanting the kitchen to be seen by guests and its family members are long gone. At least in my world although I do enjoy an occasional catered soiree! We love to entertain and love when we are all in the kitchen prepping food together. FOOD IS LOVE. I thrive on re-designing spaces for my clients but I really struggle with my own which is why I rarely take the time for my own projects…it’s so much easier to busy myself with my clients and say “oops! No time for me!” My first design of my kitchen was lovely and simple and kept the breakfast room intact, we love the space with its black padded fabric walls and warmth it creates but wasn’t satisfied that it was doing the kitchen justice. For the size of the house, the kitchen needed to be larger. Once I did a new floor plan using the entire space I knew it was magic and ‘right’. So take a look at my beautiful breakfast room! I will miss it but know that I will love my larger kitchen more. Sometimes we just have to “let go”. BLOG_KITCHEN_TUMBLINGDOWN_new  

Cheers to the New Year!

Happy New Years, here’s to 2015! A new year allows for new beginnings & a fresh start. Here are some of my top wishes for 2015:


The SoGooD…

Happy to join the ranks of other talented tastemakers… check out their app and download for all things cool!

Thanks Hillary and Laura!





This spring, Domino Magazine did a photo shoot of MY home and it was just published in this month’s issue!

Thank you Michelle Adams and team for a splendid time together and for the lovely feature! Here is a personal look into my home.

Domino Magazine is inspiration for those aspiring to create their dream interior! On newsstands now.



Madness: Embrace It!

I really can’t say it better than Steve Jobs…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

image via.

Page 90

That’s where you’ll find LSI in the latest “Small Spaces” Issue of Rue Magazine.

Our live/work loft in Charlotte certainly fits the bill for small, but we made sure not to scrimp on style. 

Reference was made to our tiny terrace, but no photo to show… so we thought we’d let you see:

All photos were taken by Ron Royals. Big Thanks to the ladies at Rue for featuring us!


Sir Paul Smith, From Tie to Rug & Back

We’re always interested in other designers and how they work. This extends beyond interiors, as we believe that all creative endeavors are a link in the one chain that is the urge to make something beautiful or interesting. We were thrilled to find this little interview with British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith on the Rug Company blog, and while he makes it all sound so easy, we know that this is just the tip of the iceberg in the process of how a line of ties, or a rug, becomes a reality. Enjoy!

Is this a good or a bad thing?

We think good. We saw this photo of Aaron Ruell’s and immediately thought:

“That looks just like Michel’s place!”


Well maybe not exactly. But the feeling, sans birthday explosion, is still there…

see more of Aaron’s (otherwise known as Kip from Napolean Dynamite) quirky work here.

See more of Michel’s colorful home here.

Friday’s Inspiring Room…

… is in this house!

The March of Dimes 2011 Designer Show House, in Charlotte, NC.

Of course we’re talking about our room, but our esteemed fellow designers will be sure to give us a run for our money. And we mean it. It’s going to be good, with Mrs. Howard, Aida Interiors & Luxe Home Couture, Max & Co, Isabella (will our friend Bryn be there?), and Barrie Benson of Domino fame in attendence, to name a few.

We’ve been working on this space non-stop this week, gearing up for the opening Oct.7th. Paint is done.

Ben Moore Chelsea Gray on the walls:

chevron in the dressing room:

..and that’s about it. But Monday, MONDAY starts the install.

We can only share a few images to give you an idea of where this is headed.

Indigo velvet (deeper color than pictured below) custom headboard a la:

this great “Halston-esque” chandelier & ochre accents:

And we’re crossing our fingers that our friends at Decade will loan this beautiful painting, which will sit opposite the black commodes that will flank the bed, and the rams head chair which will perch in the dressing area- all available for purchase through LSI when the Show House concludes:

There is so much more, we can’t wait to show you how it comes together. Watch for it on FB & Twitter, and make sure you come out to the show house when it opens! Tickets are $15 each and proceeds go to the March of Dimes. Get all of your design obsessed friends together and make a day of supporting this great cause!

516 Museum Drive
Charlotte, NC 28207
October 7, 8, 9 and October 14, 15, 16
Friday & Saturday: 10 – 6; Sunday 1-6