Charming Charlotte Renovation

Light and Airy Open-Floor Concept Designed by Lisa Sherry Intérieurs

Interior Design by Lisa Sherry Interieurs | Photo by Loli Photography |Living Room |Great Room | Light Living Room | Traditional Living Room
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Loli Photography
07/25/2016

This gorgeous renovation for a couple who wanted an open floor plan includes a few of their existing pieces mixed with sourced items to better reconfigure the space. The clients entertain often and enjoy parties that flow from inside out to the veranda.  Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Intérieurs provides some insight into her design:

“To create a sense of calm, while still providing interest, we sourced organic as well as upholstered pieces to create texture and layers.”

Family room. Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mekenzie Loli
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Loli Photography
Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mckenzie Loli. Dining room.
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Loli Photography
Family room. Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mekenzie Loli
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Loli Photography

“Lighting is always an important part of a design (dimmers always!) and helps give a space depth and interest. “

Family room. Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mekenzie Loli
Photo by:
Loli Photography
Family room. Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mekenzie Loli
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Loli Photography

 “To contrast with the very open, light family and dining rooms, the office is dark and moody…”

Office. Modern Sanctuary. Designed by Lisa Sherry Interieurs. Charlotte renovation. open concept. Southern comfort. Photo by Mekenzie Loli
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Loli Photography

 “One small design tip that can make a big impact? Paint!  Dark paint can make a really dramatic statement, especially when the ceiling is painted.  The dark navy walls of this study help connect the dots back to the dark trim in the dining and family rooms.”

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Interior Design by Lisa Sherry Interieurs | Photo by Loli Photography |Dining Room | Traditional Dining Room | Light Dining Room
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Loli Photography

Using different textures in the same color world instantly provides interest. Think velvet, linen, faux fur, mixing smooth, textured and reflective surfaces. Mixing organic and upholstered pieces is one of our signatures!  Lisa Sherry

We love the texture, light and layers Lisa used to create a classic, but comfortable space. What elements would you pull from this renovation to create sanctuary in your own space?

Meet the designer Lisa Sherry
Bio:

Based in High Point, NC, Sherry has projects throughout North Carolina and around the US. She got her start in the photo styling/advertising/creative world in Minneapolis before moving to North Carolina 20 years ago. Lisa believes in creating a very close working relationship with her clients.

Lisa says:  “While I respect and understand traditional design precepts, I believe great interiors bend and twist and reinterpret the so-called rules. Therein lies the fun, the creativity and the individuality.”

What is your design philosophy?
While I respect and follow the timeless traditions of design, I am a respectful rule breaker. We are known for classic modern design with clever twists and unexpected turns here and there.
Where is your Modern Sanctuary?
My backyard. We have lovely wisteria draping over the back of the house and an old-school in-ground brick fire pit (lit year round of course!). I have mixed lots of low modern lounge chairs with more traditional teak pieces as well as a table for dining and serving during parties. Cafe lights are lit all year round (cause every day is a holiday!) and lots and lots of candles. We love impromptu pizza and rose parties back there…and every now and then a lively game of croquet breaks out on the green space.
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