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Lisa Mende

As the founder and creative director of Lisa Mende Design, Lisa has built a reputation as one of the South’s premier luxury designers. She is known for creating bold, modern interiors that are rooted in tradition. Antiques and vintage pieces, mixed with modern classics and original art are the hallmarks of her designs. Her portfolio includes an impressive array of projects from coast to coast and includes everything from historic preservation to new construction.

Always interested in the latest runway fashions, Lisa’s first degree was in fashion design. She worked in the fashion industry for several years before returning to school to pursue a degree in interior design. After design school, Lisa began a career in interior design full-time, working for a residential kitchen and bath firm. In 1998, she decided to expand her horizons and share her love of “livable luxury” by opening her firm, Lisa Mende Design.

Lisa’s love of fashion and decor is evident in how she creates rooms infused color, pattern, and texture. Her passion for design, coupled with her love of fashion, is evident in every room she creates. Form follows function, but never at the expense of quality, comfort, and style.

Lisa Mende

With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Lisa’s little “black book” includes an impressive list of high profile manufacturers and world-class artisans. She shops domestically and internationally, committed to sourcing top quality goods for her clients.

Lisa’s work has been featured in national shelter and lifestyle magazines such as Traditional Home, Southern Cottages, New York Cottages and Gardens, Magnolia Journal, Decor Magazine, Walter Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, South Park Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), The National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as a member of The Design Leadership Network.

As a designer and tastemaker, Lisa often partners with Brands as a Brand Ambassador. She currently serves as an Honorary Member of The Thermador Design Council. She was a three-time Style Spotter for the High Point International Market, an Ambassador for Legends of La Cienega, and a 2015 Member of DXV Luxury’s Design Council as well as a member of Rohl’s 2018 #Authlux Guild. Lisa has been invited to cover multiple trade shows, including Modenus’ blog tour in Las Vegas, Frankfurt’s “Ambiente’,” London’s “Decorex,” London’s Design Junction,” and the international kitchen and bath shows in Orlando and Las Vegas. In 2019, Lisa was a guest of Messe Frankfurt for Heimtextil, which is the largest textile trade show in the world held annually in Frankfurt, Germany.

And, when she isn’t working with a client or on the road attending a trade show, Lisa can be found at home in Charlotte with her husband, children, and dogs, Oliver and Wrigley.

Lisa’s Services

Lisa offers a wide range of services to successfully meet the needs of your project.

All Design Selections Including But Not Limited To:
  • Color & Finish Consultation
  • Custom Furniture and Upholstery
  • Antiques
  • Art Curation
  • Lighting
  • Window Treatments
  • Floor Coverings
  • Custom Bedding
  • Full Procurement
  • White Glove Delivery
  • Photography of Project
New Construction /Renovation Services Offered:
  • Initial Meeting With Client/Building Team
  • Site Visit
  • Scope of Project Determined
  • Presentation of Materials / Concepts / Plans
  • Concept Development
  • Comprehensive Interior Finish Selections Which Include Flooring, Tile, Lighting, Plumbing, Paint Schedules and All Interior Finishes
  • Custom Cabinetry Design
  • Project Management – Work With Builder, Architect, Craftsman and Contractors

Lisa Mende’s Trusted Process For Successful Projects

Discovery Phase

This is our opportunity to get to know each other. Through a deep dive discovery process, including some questionnaires I seek to understand more about your project and desires in hopes of laying a successful foundation for your project. My goal is to figure out how to solve your problems, address your needs and determine the scope and of the project.

Design Phase

Taking great care to use your values and life goals as my filters, I thoughtfully design spaces that feel like home and function beautifully for the way you live. Utilizing my uncommon and exclusive resources, I create designs that delight your sense while offering an environment of connectedness on every level.

Implementation Phase

My goal is to always stay one step ahead of the demands of the project. I strive to keep strict timelines. Ask the right questions and listen attentively to your wants and needs in order to successfully guide you to making the most informed decisions all along the way. The end result is a breathtaking home and more importantly, a gracious way of life for you and the ones you love.



It Takes Teamwork! Who is Our Team?

Lisa Mende Design is a boutique interior design firm offering full-service, turnkey design, for residential and commercial projects. Our team provides professional renderings, AutoCAD floorplans, as well as an extensive in-house fabric and wallpaper library. Lisa Mende has spent two decades building her team to include best artisans, master craftsmen, custom fabricators and expert installers in the business. We scour markets both domestically and abroad to find unique products for our projects. If we can’t locate the perfect products for your project in the marketplace, our team of artisans and craftsman can design and craft custom pieces to fit the needs of your project. Allow our team to manage your project, and we will do our best to keep your project organized, on schedule and within your budget.

What Sets Our Firm Apart from the Rest of The Industry?

Details. We are all about the details! We believe that a luxurious lifestyle starts at home. Allow us to curate your home with everything from the most luxurious bed linens and European sleep systems with Hungarian down-filled pillows to our favorite candles, diffusers and hand-milled soaps. Don’t wait to enjoy luxury on vacation. Live it every day in the comforts of your own home. Every aspect of luxury living is part of the design and should tantalize your senses. It is how we pamper our clients!

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