Photographs by Paul Bardagjy
Portrait by Claire Schaper
Lisa Parker Interiors
A former ballerina with a 13-year Ballet Austin career under her belt, Lisa Parker turned her talents to interior design in 2006. Drawing on her training and experience with both classical and modern dance, Parker has built her second career on adeptly combining traditional design with modern styles to create elegant, sophisticated and fresh spaces.
Working in collaboration with LaRue Architects, Reynolds Custom Homes and Land West, Parker was focused on creating a beautiful and functional home for her client’s, an active family of five. Furniture designed by Parker, and custom made by Flitch and Petrified Design, work alongside geometric light fixtures and a bold art collection to create a space that is organic, playful and elevated.
The beautifully situated home, with sweeping downtown views, has a plethora of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for natural light to fill the spacious first floor. Parker’s selection of bright white pieces further lighten the space, while plush fabrics like mohair and velvet in rich colors — think teal, magenta and midnight blue — provide balance. Throughout the home she describes, “using small spaces wrapped in fun wallpaper to create little jewel boxes.” Working alongside the home’s modern architecture Parker has managed to create a playful, chic space that feels livable and warm. – SARAH KITCHEL