I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Lou several times over the last few years. She has helped us to create our retirement and forever dream home here in this beautiful mountains. She is a very easy going, warm person and at the same time very knowledgable and professional. I am grateful to have found her and would highly recommend her!
So grateful to have found Lou! My partner and I recently purchased a spectacular mid-century modern home and proposed to do major work within a 10-week timeframe. Every room of a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. home required updating, including a complete new kitchen, and the number of decisions to be made were overwhelming. Lou took on this project and was involved in every aspect - from interfacing with subcontractors to decorating for Christmas! She worked tirelessly searching to find the most functional and design appropriate options. We really appreciate her immense design knowledge and her easy approach of offering options without pushing if they did not fit us. We are so happy with the process and the end product. We have a beautiful mid-century home with contemporary updates that complement the original design. Thank you Lou.
We found Lou Stewart on the internet and felt like we hit the jackpot! Lou was amazing during the process of merging two homes into one. She listened to what was important to each of us and then help us to create a home to truly reflected both of us. We are so pleased with the outcome and would love to work with Lou again and would certainly recommend her to family and friends. Thank you Lou!!!
Lou has been invaluable to us In this past month we have selected all that is involved in a remodel of a twelve year old traditional home into what will be a beautiful contemporary masterpiece! Lou is always available and works so quickly and is dedicated in making her clients feel confident and relieving much of the distress of decision-making. We know we are avoiding mistakes that would have been made without her guidance. We highly recommend Lou Stewart to be your designer whether it be for an hour or a year!
I engaged Lou Stewart to design a Pilates and Gyrotonic exercise studio for me in 2012. She provided an excellent service on all levels: her creative design and input were above my expectations, as was her technical knowledge in all aspects of the process. Lou was a skilled liaison with the contractors and her stewardship of the project from start to finish were excellent. I also greatly appreciated her respect of my budget, as well as her sensitivity and response to my taste and style. It is indeed a remarkably beautiful and functional space. As Lou has helped me with some issues in my house as well, I have no hesitation in recommending her for both commercial and residential jobs.
Lou worked with me on a complete make-over of the interior of my Victorian House, built in 1900. To say that her eye and selection has enhanced the quality of my life and living space is an understatement. She is so easy to work with and always presents me with choices and options. I highly recommend Lou Stewart to anyone whether they need residencial or commercial space help and development. She is the best!!!
Lou Stewart is a jewel when it comes to designing homes, beautiful personal spaces, and coordinating interior rooms for a look that is warm and welcoming. Hands down! While living in California, we worked from across country with Lou to design and furnish our retirement home in Asheville, NC.
Our finished home received awards & accolades on Asheville's Parade of Homes Tour and earned top LEED points for building and designing using "green" products and finishes. Lou listened to our ideas, design goals, and collaborated with us to select colors & finishes that created just the look that represented "us". She has wonderful sources for quality products and finishers. She is dependable, meets deadlines, and stays within in budgets. For any future projects, we would consult with Lou, without a doubt!
There is no doubt in my mind that Lou’s input on the design of the Center has made this project more special than it otherwise would have been. Everyone has told me what a good feeling they have in the space.
We took your advise on our living room and it has made a world of difference! Thank you.
Thank you so much..... I love your spirit and your commitment to inspiring love in people's hearts and their spaces. You are a gem.
You are the BEST.....by orienting the house the way you recommended, not only do we have a better view, we have light just streaming into the main living areas of the kitchen, dining and living room! We had the bookcase built in the living room next to the fireplace, looks great, mantle is the perfect scale (thank you very much). I sing your praises to everyone!
Lou started helping me with one room, organizing my clutter and moving existing furniture around. About a year later, we started attacking the rest of the house. I say attack because it was really a mess but her style is gentle and thoughtful and actually quite joyful. Lou is very good natured and positive. She has a lot of experience in a lot of different areas of building and in life.
She has lots of ideas and really listens. Lou can let go of ideas as easily as she generates them which makes it really easy to work with her.
You have been a wonderful source of knowledge and design inspiration. We truly do feel our home will be inviting and warm, with an element of 'wow factor' because of you. We really appreciate your understated sophistication. Thanks so very, very much!
Lou combines an eye for design with a intuitive knack for helping her clients define the environment that they want to create. She was the catalyst in transforming a stagnant and little-used bedroom into an energetic and productive work space for me. Lou brings joy to what she does, is a joy to work with, and creates a wonderfully transformed environment.
Sitting in the music room, listening to the piano, walking through the downstairs tonight - I just get this wonderful feeling of finally being at home. You pulled everything together today. You have such a gift. I know what I like but you can coordinate colors, feelings, art, furniture and memorbilia in a way I've never experienced. And I have worked with many designers over the years. Thank you! You've turned our house into a home.
We hired Lou to help us with a remodel project. She was very professional and we really enjoyed working with her. She made suggestions and gave us choices after talking to us about our goals, style, and preferences. Having her guide us through the process made it less stressful and the outcome was fantastic! I highly recommend her services.
Thank you Lou. You always leave a trail of helpful and beautiful decisions in your wake.
Lou has a vision that is inspiring. She took our half-formed ideas and created an amazing retail space that fits our needs perfectly. Working with us from day one, from concrete and steel pillars, she transformed our store into a beautiful, warm, welcoming environment. From choosing colors, to creating beautiful and functional displays and helping design our sign, Lou was there with innovative and workable ideas. Many people tell us “it just feels really good to be in this store”. Thank you Lou!
I sought Lou’s services and advice when I was relocating my dentistry practice in Monterey, California. My patients often express how comfortable they feel in our office suite. We have utilized Lou’s recommendations and have created an environment of calm and relaxation.
My experience with Lou was a lesson in getting my home to reflect my intentions in all aspects of my life. Arranging my home in a way that allows order, flow and respect to my dreams and goals. It allows for a more productive and nurturing home environment that is in balance. It can be a small shift, like moving a piece of artwork to a more appropriate place, that has significant impact. In the end, I was very excited about the changes and how fun it was to concsiously change the space and the energy. I think having to do the work to prepare my home gave me a chance to get clear on what I want (it was like active praying). The results manifested those things I have been wanting to have in my life.
Spending time with Lou is such a multi-dimensional experience. She is all at once, creative, capable, practical, insightful, determined, generous, open and playful. She has a never-ending stream of good ideas that is nourished by her ability to be with the sensory totality of each moment. I am so glad to be able to call on her for input in the workspace and the homespace.
You really kicked the Chi into high gear. I have not stopped since your visit. I've experienced more movement and progress in a month than I have in my seven year struggle with this property. I love this house now. I love being home. I’m just loving it all and I’m tremendously grateful to you.
Thank you so much for all your work on our family room and home office. It brightened my whole outlook and mood.
Lou provides great creative input and guidance that lets the best of your own personal style shine through. She also put together the right team of great craftspeople and vendors for our renovation, so we always knew that we were getting not only great design but quality execution. Lou is a total pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have given us an enormous gift. It is priceless. I can sleep in my room again and my anxiety is gone. What you did made a noticeable difference.
After my consultation with Lou and performing all the changes we discussed, the hospital's census has become stable and consistently good. This year, the hospital received two large refunds from Medicare and there is an opportunity for the facility to be part of a project that will make us even more successful and keep all the employees employed.
We met with Lou for our first meeting at our home in Arden. We are updating kitchen, bathrooms, paint, etc. Lou walked in and in a couple of hours pulled our ideas together adding her great ideas. Lou obviously loves what she does and we are so happy to have her input, advice and talent.