Based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Lisa Burdus came into the world of interior design organically. Having grown up and watched her mother’s own inherent love of design, Lisa was always interested in decor. When she bought her first home in her early 20s, she discovered she had a real talent.
Having been formally trained 17 years ago, Lisa focuses her work on building a strong relationship with her clients. While she tends to gravitate toward classic English style, it’s her ability to understand and work well with her clients that ensure she creates projects with them as her central priority. Rarely at a loss for ideas, Lisa feels reflection tends to breed inspiration, as does her love of the outdoors.
1. How did you become interested in interior design?
As a child my mother was constantly redecorating our house - she would do all the wallpapering herself, make the curtains and festoon blinds and furnish each room.. it was constant. I was in my early 20’s when we bought our first home and I quickly realised I had a natural talent. I formally trained 17 years ago and haven’t looked back.
2. How would you describe your design style and do you have a signature style yourself?
As a designer my role is to give my clients the look they are after, they are paying for my knowledge and experience. I always set out to create interiors that feel warm and enjoyable for people to be in rather than stick to one particular look. As for my own personal style, I would have to say it leads toward traditional English decorating. Item placement and the correct use of space is vital in making a room feel right.
3. Who are your interior design icons?
Having been named a 2017 Best of Houzz Design and Service winner, Lisa will continue impressing clients with her ability to understand how to make their ideal space come to life. She’s likely also going to stay busy with her large brood and her love of riding dirtbikes in the country, a setting that often lends itself to some of her best design ideas and concepts.