About Lisa

Founder and principal, Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design is a nationally acclaimed interior designer and allied member of ASID, IDS and Withit.  Known for creating traditional interiors with a modern vibe for clients throughout the southeast.  Her vibrant social media presence is expanding through the popularity of her blog, also named Lisa Mende Design.
Lisa is a three-time panel member of the coveted High Point Market Style Spotter Program. As a Brizo Blogger19, she has participated in New York Fashion Week with Brizo and St Jude's Hospital in Memphis.  A member of the Design Trust of New York City, under the direction of Steven Nobel, Lisa traveled to Paris in 2013 to study and tour with a group of designers and architects from across the United States.  She participated in the Traditional Homes "Adamsleigh" Showhouse in 2013.  Along with Traci Zeller, Lisa opened a new studio in Charlotte, NC in May 2014 where they are currently designing a room in the Ronald McDonald House - Long Island Project, which is due to unveil in October 2014.  Lisa and her blog regularly featured in local, regional, and national magazines.




In Lisa's Words...
I have always had a passion for design.  As a child,  I spent many hours designing houses for my dolls.   Ironically when I went off to college, my passion was sidetracked by Fashion Design.  My original degree was in Home Economics/Business/Art because a 4 year degree in Interior Design wasn't offered at my school during those days.  When I was in my thirties, I found myself creating homes for friends, and that is when I decided to I returned to college to pursue interior design!  
 For the past 16 years, I have worked as a residential designer in the southeast with my home base being Charlotte,NC
In 2009, my life changed forever when I lost my oldest son, Walker, in a kayaking accident.  I closed my practice and didn't think I would ever work again.  During grieving, I spent many hours alone, pondering the trials of life.  I had no desire to circulate in public.  It was during my darkest hours spent alone, that I decided to start my blog as a way to satisfy my need to create, reconnect to people and my passion for interior design.  The blog became a place to share creative ideas, as well as explore design with my readers. 

I have a great husband and 4 great children, a dog named Oliver.  My life isn't perfect, but I feel lucky to do what I love.  I thank God for the ability to be creative and am happiest when I can use my talents to make other's lives better. 


La Cienega Legends Ambassador May 2014

Served as an ambassador for the La Cienega Legends Design Quarters annual event
 in Los Angeles, California 





Recent Press:

Published in October 2013 Traditional Home Magazine :
Adamsleigh Show House with Partner Traci Zeller








Three Time Member of High Point Market Style Spotter Panel:


As the winner of the highly-competitive Olioboard contest, Lisa Mende was named as High Point Market's 9th Style Spotter for the October Market. She served on the High Point Market Style Spotter Panel for April 2012 and again October 2013. Founder and principal of Lisa Mende Design, she is known for creating expressive interiors with stylish accessories for clients throughout the Southeast.

Lisa Mende Wins Style Spotter Award

Furniture Today Article Click To Read

High Point Market Style Spotters

Brizo Blogger19 Alumni:
Lisa was invited to participate along with 18 other designers from around the country in Brizo’s Fashion Week Event with Designer,Jason Wu at the  Mercedes Benz Fashion Week  September 2012 in New York City.

Featured on the Following Blogs:


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author of "The Collected Tabletop"


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Featured on the blog:
good bones, great pieces





Featured in the March Issue of South Park Magazine








"Winner"  High Point Style Spotter Fall 2012 






Featured in the QC Exclusive December issue






Essential Market Guide To High Point

High Point Market Names Spring Style Spotters

Designers Share Take Aways From Tobi Fairley's "Get Published" Camp






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