Ivy Cottage

Interior Design Services

Professional design & decor services

Ivy Cottage design services are unique. There is no hourly charge. We take on clients with a realistic budget and time frame, and a willingness to be creative. Smaller clients can bring in photos and we will be happy to help you in-store.

Lisa Allen is a savvy and talented interior designer who has worked with homeowners and businesses in the Cary, NC and the Triangle area for more than 20 years. She loves helping clients decorate their homes to each individual's personal taste. Lisa attends the High Point Market each spring and fall to keep abreast of all the new lines and industry trends. She also attends the AtlantasMart as well as home design shows in New York. Allen’s studio, located above the Ivy Cottage sales floor, reflects her love of color and enduring design.


I utilize simple and effective design techniques to create a perfectly tailored and unique space my clients will love for years to come.



  • Window Treatments
  • Bedding and Soft Furnishings
  • Floor Coverings and Area Rugs
  • Furniture
  • Home Accessories
  • Paint and Wallpaper Selection

The design process

An initial consultation includes a trip to your home where we take pictures, measure, and explore the style, colors, and the desired look that you want to achieve in your home. We listen carefully to your plans, priorities, and expectations.

Our second meeting occurs in our store. Here, you are presented with ideas and suggestions uniquely tailored to the priorities that you provided during our first meeting. Our goal is to create a warm, beautiful living space for you that reflects your personal style.

We then get to work! Many designers shop for items, charge retail and an additional percentage plus an hourly fee! We simply source from our list of hand-selected vendors which enables us to finish your project efficiently and for the same price as if you had come in and selected the items yourself. No extra fees!

past design projects

Book a Consultation

Tell us about your project and design style. A member of our design team will be in touch!

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