Charlotte, NC, Interior Designer
A designer’s projects may or may not fully reflect their personality but in Lisa Mende’s case, her work—which is bold and modern but rooted in tradition—makes it clear her vivaciousness is inseparable from her daring point of view. She has been the principal of Lisa Mende Design for over two decades and is renowned for mixing vintage pieces and antiques with modern classics and original art. She’s an allied member of ASID, and a member of the Interior Design Society (IDS), the Design Trust of NYC and Withit (the Women’s Leadership Development Network).
Her vibrant social media presence and the popularity of her blog, also dubbed Lisa Mende Design, have made her a dynamo on the design scene. At trade shows and market events, it’s rare when she isn’t surrounded by fans. Lisa was named by Charlotte Living Magazine as one of Charlotte’s Top 10 Interior Designers in 2015. She has been a Style Spotter during High Point Market three times, as well as an ambassador for the La Cienegia Legends Event in 2014. She is also an alum of the coveted Brizo Blogger19, which took her to New York Fashion Week and Brizo events at St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis during her participation in the happening affairs.
She has been to London, Las Vegas and Frankfurt as a link in the Blogtour chain, a global effort created by Veronika Miller of Modenus. She is a generous contributor to designer showhouses that benefit a variety of causes, most recently creating the Gentleman’s Dressing Room in Traditional Home magazine’s “Adamsleigh” Showhouse in Greensboro, NC; and the kitchen, breakfast room and mudroom in the Randall B Terry Showhouse in High Point, NC. She also designed the business office in the Ronald McDonald House Long Island.
Lisa is a respected speaker, tapped for gigs during High Point Market, ASID Conferences and the Design Bloggers Conference. Stylistically, Lisa explains that she harkens back to her southern roots to create custom interiors centered around family life, tradition, and heritage. Her portfolio includes a vast range of projects from historic preservation to new construction. A member of Thermador and DXV by American Standards Design Councils, Lisa has been published in local, regional and national magazines, such as Traditional Home and Southern Cottages. We welcome this vibrant force in the design world to our tastemaker family, her choice of the Cone Wall light by Werner Aisslinger proving she’s true to her word, as it is a modern interpretation of a traditional motif.