Interior Design Service

Whether you are building a new home or renovating, your satisfaction is influenced by every decision you make. And sometimes those decisions can be overwhelming. For many the building or renovating process is daunting for them and their families. When design decisions are made under distress, without sufficient consideration of the whole picture, the outcome can be disjointed, chaotic and unsatisfying.

By starting a design from what makes you feel best, your surroundings will not only suit your needs but also add pleasure to your Life.

This design approach blends the practical tasks of room arrangement, eco-friendly finish and fixture selections into the context of how a space ultimately makes you feel.

What you surround yourself with has great affect upon you. So it makes sense to be clear about what makes you feel most comfortable before starting to design your home. From this perspective you can begin making design selections that support and satisfy you.

This is one of the many things I love about design.


About Lou

louwithclientDesign has always played an important role in my life. At age 5, I realized that I could drag large pieces of furniture on a small rug and I’ve been rearranging furniture and spaces ever since. After receiving an Interior Design degree from the School of Architecture at LSU, I went on to do special study programs at both Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and at Harvard.

What continues to intrigue me is how spaces affect people and what makes them feel better in one space than another. I find that intentionally affecting our outer world promotes meaningful change for our inner world. This connection between place and its emotional impact is the driving force behind my designs. It’s also why I naturally became interested in incorporating the principles of Feng Shui. I believe inspiration happens in a space when the sense of place merges with a sense of purpose. This is also why I incorporate eco-friendly materials and fixtures as often as possible into my designs.

My husband, Bruce and I, coauthored, Your Way Home – The Psychology of Place Inside and Out in 2005. This book blends our 2 passions – design and emotional wellness. Our second book, Merging 2 Nests helps couples come to grips with the emotional and organizational challenges they must face when blending their households. And our latest book, Sleep So Deep – A Guide To Creating The Best Rest of Your Life shows how to overcome sleep troubles and insomnia naturally without need for medication.


Summer Time Bliss

Recently I had the opportunity to go to the Atlanta Modern Architecture Home Tour. What an inspiration. Here are some of the fabulous porches and terraces I saw. Wonderful multi-use room for year round enjoyment. This front screened room floats above the carport below. The horizontal architectural elements give the home a wonderful modern style […]

Magnetic Hangers Eliminates Hooks

  Do you ever get frustrated when you hang something in your closet and the hook gets caught on another piece of clothing? Well the ingenious designers  georg dwalischwili and janis karklins of flow design are about to change your wardrobe, one hanger at a time.  These ingenious hangers use powerful earth magnets to attach […]

Houzz Award

Thanks Houzz for the recognition! Lou Stewart of Asheville Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Lou Stewart of Stewart Consultants in Asheville, NC has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. […]


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