A Little More About Me...
Unsurprisingly, the origin of my interior design studio, Lisa Sherry Interieurs, is 100% organic.
Innately creative, after college Lisa embarked on a career as a photo stylist and set designer, working alongside top photographers on famous fashion brands. Soon friends and clients, drawn to Lisa’s unique point of view, began seeking her out for private residential design commissions. She didn’t look back. Lisa Sherry Interieurs was born.
In the early days, Lisa’s designs reflected clients’ varied tastes and style preferences, filtered through her aesthetic: casual and luxurious, timelessly modern, sensual, and full of texture, layers and surprising pairings.
Things change. Today, clients come to Lisa Sherry Interieurs for the Lisa Sherry point of view and experience. Each Lisa Sherry Interieurs design is unique and explicitly personal to the client. Each is also distinctly Lisa Sherry.
Did we mention things change? Ever curious, never static, Lisa Sherry continues to evolve. At Lisa Sherry Interieurs, design is our first and forever love, our language and milieu – but our passion is living.
Ever embracing change (Lisa says it’s the natural order) and wary of the status quo, Lisa gracefully pivoted from a successful career in photo styling and set design to open her interior design firm in 2005. She does not look back, noting “now is always the right time to hit the reset button.”
For Lisa, interior design is about the pursuit of happiness and not perfection. In fact, it’s intriguing perfect imperfections, and subtle surprises that humanize her spaces. With a keen eye for juxtapositions and coincidences, Lisa pairs rough-hewn and high-gloss finishes, mixes materials, adds layers, and favors modern silhouettes with historical references and winks.
Throughout, a neutral palette is apt to prevail. “It’s about discernment,” Lisa explains, “harmonizing textural shades of white and grey actually allows the eye to see more.” For Lisa’s clients, design is revelatory and real. Lisa’s completed interiors are where life in real time begins.
Lisa says the starting point of every project is tapping into clients, needs, wants and desires as well as project parameters like structural expectations, budgets, timelines. “It’s a right brain / left brain balancing act,” Lisa explains, “and I love the wonderful dual skill set design requires.”
Both a leader and a collaborator, Lisa is creative principal on each and every LSI design commission from her studio in Charlotte, NC. However, she is quick to credit her team: “I have the most amazing backup band – talented designers, project managers, expediters, and bookkeepers, not to mention vendors, workrooms and suppliers. Hmm, it’s really more of an orchestra, isn’t it?”
Lisa’s credits her mother as her earliest design influence: “Mom always uses the good china and, like her, I believe in daily doses of beauty. Seize the moment. Today is always the special occasion.” Fortunately, mother did not know best in terms of career path. Today, Lisa Sherry leads a full-service design studio in Charlotte, engaging with discerning clients throughout the country. While her work has been covered by Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Luxe Magazine, House Beautiful, Living Etc, Traditional Home, Domino and Forbes, as well as major regional lifestyle magazines and blogs, Lisa believes the best is yet to come.