First of all thank you all for the kind words about the new website. It is truly thrilling to finally be able to share it with you guys. You can also check me out over on BHG’s blog, Delish Dish, today! Cheers all around and on to introductions! Pleased to welcome the beautiful Lisa Gabrielson to the blog today. Lisa is a self-taught interior designer/antique dealer and owner of Lisa Gabrielson Design. She has a BA in Art History from Mills College and studied art in Florence, Italy where she met her husband, Lorenzo, and lived for 17 years. There, she started a children’s clothing company, worked for Gucci, and returned to her first love: interior design. Seven years ago, Lisa transported her family and design business to Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, her work has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Consumer Reports Kitchen Buying Guide, with the The Cottage Journal and a few more hitting the stands this year. She is a participating designer for Room Service Atlanta and blog writer. Her antiques can be found at the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta. Lisa lives with her husband, two children and Golden Retriever in Johns Creek, but travels back to Italy as much as possible. Thanks, Lisa! Take it away…
1. Who would you like to play you in a movie?
Two of the greatest icons of style, class and beauty: Grace Kelly and Gwyneth Paltrow
2. I wish I could… Live in Italy (or the South of France) again part-time. It is where we started our family, and where we feel truly at home and happy. I also wish I could be on “Dancing with the Stars”… but first I need to become famous.
3. First Style Memory…
As a very little girl I was obsessed with the décor in “ladies lounges”. I remember being so excited about discovering that small room behind closed doors: the vivid wallpaper, pretty mirrors and moody lighting. The best ones had a vanity with hairspray, powder, and other goodies. A beautiful bathroom in a public space still excites the heck out of me. Some of my faves are at: the Charles de Gaulle airport, JK Place and Obika’ in Florence, Bistro VG in Roswell.
4. I could not live without… plain and simple: my “bambini” Bianca and Luca. The longer list would include: ashtanga yoga, beautiful places and spaces, prosecco, my mom’s psychological advice, my dad’s business advice, music of all kinds (with the exception of pop and country), my work, family dinners, great food, a good belly laugh…and of course… my iphone.
5. I could live without… toxic stress, firearms, pretentiousness, high fructose corn syrup, negativity, cleaning the house, football, gossip, baseball, cold weather, Atlanta traffic, and my daughter getting ready to fly the coop.
My style? A blend of antique pieces with clean lines, soft textiles and rustic elements to create an air of fresh, relaxed luxury and a touch of romance.
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