Always one to look for a challenge, Lisa Goe Robers is helping her Houston-based clientele enjoy their newly designed space that is both livable and luxurious.
Thanks for joining us, Lisa. Tell us a little bit about how you got started in interior design.
You never know that you can be an interior designer, but ever since I was a child, I loved painting, making floral arrangements, sewing curtains, and arranging the furniture around our house. When I realized that interior design was not only my passion, but a potential career, I threw myself in and have been living and working in a great experience for the past seven years.
Texas is consumed with the idea of being the biggest. How do you try to incorporate the Texas lifestyle into your designs? How do you try and limit it?
We are, and I prefer larger statement pieces that make an impact. Ones that make you say “wow!” when you walk into a room! Not every piece needs to be a focal point, but needs to be special and fit just right. Sometimes that’s big, and other times it’s more subtle.
Describe some of your most challenging spaces. Would a unique layout always benefit the designer by expanding their ability to be creative? Or could it limit your options?
Open floor plans! They are much more common these days, and they can sometimes be challenging to work with and require that I invest more creativity and thought in order to make them spectacular. I’ve learned that being able to show my client the room layout in my 2D/3D design program makes the process much easier to envision. Designing a room with a unique layout can be challenging, but believe me, it’s also a lot of fun!
Clients do seem consumed with the idea of flow. How are your designs patterned to help the occupant feel that the space is stress-free?
I try to limit the clutter and use clean and airy color palettes create a peaceful and stress-free environment. Furniture that not only looks good, but feels just as good is also very important when designing a room.
Area rugs, our specialty, are versatile. Texas homes and businesses have open spaces with traditional hardwood floors. Explain how you tend to incorporate the rugs into your design.
Area rugs are very important in designing an office or residence, and is a great way to add color, pattern, and warmth to a space. I use them all the time!
Do you have a type of area rug that you lean on most? Or is it a case-by-case basis?
Definitely depends on the functionality of the space. There are various types of rugs that fit anyone’s needs. I love rugs with larger modern patterns.
Are there price limits when it comes to rugs?
Depending on the client, price is normally a factor. Some clients prefer rugs that can be replaced after several years, others would like something that is more of an investment that will stay around for generations.
Do you have any final words of design advice?
White and lighter colors are “in”, my best advice is to get all items professionally scotch guarded before using. You will be able to enjoy them more worry free.
Where can readers see your work, or make an appointment for consultation?
They can reach me anytime at my Web site, www.TheLuxeDesigner.com