Honesty, integrity, and a down-to-earth approach...
Growing up in small-town Ohio couldn't have prepared Lisa Kahn for a fast-paced career in the interior design field. However, the values she grew up with are the foundation for her success. With her honesty, integrity and down-to-earth approach, Lisa can't help but appeal to her clientele.
Graduating with a degree in Interior Design and Housing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Lisa started her career as Corporate Interior Designer for Lutron Electronics in Pennsylvania. After a four-year stint in sales, marketing and in-house design work, she moved to Boca Raton, Florida where she worked for a local residential interior designer. In 1998 Lisa moved to Naples and took a position with London Bay Homes, a developer/builder doing interior design work for their clients. After winning local, regional and national awards for her first large project, Lisa started Kahn Design Group in the summer of 2000.
From its initial opening party, Kahn Design Group has been a smashing success.
During the first six months of business, Lisa landed the largest private residential project in Naples, located right on the Gulf of Mexico. Devoting 3½ years of time, effort and design expertise to a project this large might have been daunting to some, but Lisa jumped in with both feet. From hand-selecting the blocks of stone for the home from the quarry in Texas and discovering the perfect wood floor supplier in Chicago to sourcing antique textiles in Paris, Lisa built her experience and design library to new heights.
While working on this large project, Lisa continued to build up a solid client base with her reputation for the best design details and the most personalized customer service. She also donated her design time to her church, North Naples United Methodist Church and coordinated the interiors of the seven buildings on their new campus, including offices, chapel, sanctuary, preschool, community fellowship hall and elementary school.
More recently, Lisa completed a large mountain estate in the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana. A complete departure from Florida-style design, the log home provided just the type of new challenge that she was looking for. Lisa and her team traveled extensively throughout the West, looking for specialty artisans, local artists and antiques unique to the early settlement of the West.
As a result of her experiences in the mountains of Montana, Lisa found herself seeking information on preserving our planet's natural resources.
Lisa and her staff began pursuing a better understanding how the structures we build impact our environment. Carefully examining what she could do to make a difference, Lisa consulted with leading green design experts and was thrilled by the amount of information, products and resources that are available. Educating herself and her staff, Lisa is now working toward LEED certification and eager to be on the forefront of sustainable green design, and is actively applying this forward-thinking and responsible approach to all of her design work.
Lisa loves creating freshly beautiful, functional, uniquely personalized backgrounds for her clients lives and work.
Not one to impose her own style on the projects she takes, Lisa's commissioned spaces reflect her clients needs, passions, desires and lifestyles. The number of satisfied clients and award-winning projects lined up behind her speak to the success of her efforts. Lisa's latest muse is a design-related book that encapsulates her years of design experience and speaks to the important trends and changes in the ways that we use and interface with the spaces that surround us.