The Story Behind Condo Maximum-According to LiLu Clients

Susie admits that their wish list for a downtown condo was extremely specific. And she concedes that their unwillingness to compromise led to a search that stretched on for 1-1/2 years. But in the end, they found a place that met their criteria even if it didn’t reflect their design taste. What ultimately sold them [...]

The All-American Home-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID How do we define the All-American Home? Well, the truth is, our homes are as diverse as our population. Each person in our country is guaranteed the right to pursue happiness and many of them do so by creating a home, on the land they own, in the style that suits [...]

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself-According to LiLu Interiors

By Lisa Peck, ASID The entry of your home presents a unique design opportunity of allowing you to introduce yourself! Do you remember when movies had long opening credits with graphics and theme music? This interlude allowed an audience member to start to shed the reality of their day to day existence and start to [...]

A Space for Dad-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID Man caves, billiard rooms, smoking parlors, garage mahals, dens, and offices over the years they’ve taken many forms, but it is a tradition for the man of the house to have a space where he is king. No compromising with his spouse on the aesthetic in this space. No need to [...]

Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin-Design Hero-According to LiLu

I love makers! People who are original, create and inspire others to be creative! One of my maker heros is Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin. As a fashion designer and thought leader, I admire her. First the philosophy Natalie has centered her fashion business around a well-thought out philosophy that includes so many aspects that [...]

The Story Behind Green Design Stories—Friday’s Look of the Day

Did you know that sustainable and energy efficient materials all come with a green design story? And by knowing more about a material—everything from manufacturing to lifecycle—homeowners can make more informed decisions. “We would not have been able to keep up with the research alone,” Mark said. “LiLu not only found the materials, but they [...]

Net Zero Design—Monday’s Peek at a Project

  “We wanted everything to be net-zero design, not just the house itself.” That was the challenge set before us by homeowners and clients Mark and Kate. They had a dream of creating a home that would be energy efficient and built with sustainable and environmentally responsible materials. But efficiency could not come at the [...]

Luxury Bath Design-Creating the Perfect Spa Bath-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID Creating the perfect spa bath experience involves lots of dreaming and making many decisions. You work hard all week, you’re out in the world dealing with traffic, running errands and powering through the pressures of modern life. When you come home, having a soothing, calm place to experience quiet pleasures is [...]