Lisa has long been rooted in art and design through her studies, travels and business ventures. She believes that creating a functional and beautiful living environment, and ensuring that it works with your lifestyle, is essential in creating a happy space that is good for the soul.
While obtaining a degree in photography and painting in college, Lisa spent six months studying in Florence, Italy, drawing inspiration from a city that is rich in design and culture. In her early 20's, Lisa moved to the south of France and lived in a farmhouse in the Haute-Alps region. After her time in Europe, she returned to Chicago and started two businesses, one designing handbags along with a curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories; the other renting and selling vintage dinnerware for events and weddings. She has also worked at two different startups - helping to bring one of them to get acquired and then growing with the company in the years after that.
Lisa is continuously influenced by her travels, and welcomes the task of learning languages and experiencing new cultures. She pulls inspiration from innovative ideas and novel creative solutions, as well as the concept of simple living. She recently renovated her home in the city and has a project in the works for opening up a country home in Michigan.