Lisa M. Odom grew up in Ahoskie, a small town in northeastern North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Furnishings and Interiors. During the summer of 1982, she spent five weeks studying architecture and decorative arts in Paris with Parsons School of Interior Design. Lisa has completed the NCIDQ exam and is a certified Interior Designer in Virginia and a Professional Member of ASID. Lisa has almost 40 years' experience in the design field and has worked on many projects in various design styles. Lisa enjoys working with wallpaper and window treatments and likes meeting interesting people and trying to come up with creative solutions to enhance their environment.
Lisa's hobbies include exercising, antiquing, entertaining, and flower arranging. Lisa would like her clients to know she is educated and trained to create interiors that exceed their expectations. Lisa is very good at working within budgetary boundaries and likes to use faux finishes, patterned textiles, and color in her design projects. She enjoys working with varying styles that reflect her clients' personalities from just one room to an entire home.
Lisa’s design projects include a 6,706 square foot Mediterranean Revival home built in 1910 on a secluded peninsula jutting into the Lafayette River. It was featured on Norfolk’s Historic garden tour. In addition to furnishings she helped the owner pick out lighting, plumbing, sandstone vessel, onyx floor tiles and wallpaper for the powder room. Oriental rugs were selected for the various spaces coordinating with the owner’s existing rugs. Antique porcelains were displayed throughout as Lisa encourages her clients to acquire collections such as Chinese export porcelain, original art, majolica and hand-blown glass. It makes such a difference in the outcome and the investment increases in time.
Lisa’s other design projects include a two story 3,000 square foot penthouse at Mariners Mark on the Chesapeake Bay. The owners were interested in Stickley and solid wood furniture made in the United States. Woven woods, bed treatments and rugs were more casual and custom designed to fit the space. Original art and hand-blown glass are displayed throughout the interior. Lisa also helped them with the selection of plumbing, lighting and faux finishes.