Interior Designer Lydia Marks came to interior design through her education and career in fine arts. With a focus on photography, she studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston. After working at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Lydia began to explore the world of film. Her set decoration for films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City 1 and 2, Broken Flowers and The Namesake created a demand for private residential commissions. Hospitality clients soon followed, with her design for the rooftop bar at The Strand Hotel prompting more commissions from the commercial design sector. Lydia brings an original and creative approach to her work that results in beautiful, interesting, and comfortable spaces that reflect a client’s unique personality and lifestyle. Her aim, she says, is to “create transportive interiors that consistently exceed clients’ expectations.” She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Originally from Houston, Interior Designer Lisa Frantz earned a Journalism degree from the University of Colorado and upon graduation headed to New York City, where she worked as an editor for various fashion magazines. Her talent for creating compelling visual stories for editorial pages evolved into a career in set design for film, television commercials and print ads. Lisa’s work for a blue-chip client list including Saks Fifth Avenue, Wyndham Hotels, Neiman Marcus and Vanity Fair attracted the attention of the producers, directors and actors on the projects. They began to request her skills for their own private interiors, and when residential and commercial clients began lining up for her services, her interior design career began in earnest. She has since designed homes in New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Aspen. Lisa believes in timeless, classic design that will never feel dated. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.