Lisa Schmitz

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Lisa has been surrounded by art all her life. From a young age, Lisa was inspired by her grandparents’ summer cabin, which her grandfather built by hand. The International-style log cabin in the woods, with its butterfly roof, was furnished with a mixture of modern furniture and traditional pieces. Both of them artists, the cabin was filled with their contemporary art. Lisa has continued her love of art by being active in Friends of Art through the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Lisa’s lifelong involvement in art became the inspiration for her career and she now has over 30 years in the design industry. She started out in a small design firm learning every aspect of the business in commercial, hospitality, and residential projects. After 15 years, three firms, and the birth of her second child, Lisa left to start her own firm, focusing on luxury residential spaces.

Lisa and her husband Chuck host magical backyard concerts on their “Party Patio,” with a vintage Airstream trailer and Chuck’s sky blue 1960 F-100 as a backdrop. Lisa loves to get her hands dirty in her garden, where vegetables take on a landscaped order, and she obsesses over her compost bin. She loves to pack up the family’s restored vintage Airstream and explore the wilderness of National Parks with her family for weeks of hiking, reading, knitting, and recording daily nothings in her sketchbook “diary.”