Lisa Tharp believes in the power of architecture and design to enhance one’s quality of life, and tailors every interior to client's personal definitions of luxury and well-being.
Whether simply furnishing, collaborating with architects and builders or providing complete design/build services, her firm’s professional, friendly team ensures that the design journey is as enjoyable as the destination. A sophisticated mix of new and iconic furnishings, curated art and artifacts imbue soul into memorable backdrops for the lives clients dream of living.
Her firm's work has been featured in ELLE Decor, LUXE, House Beautiful, international publications and by This Old House television productions. Recent honors include LUXE Gold List 2020, the Institute of Classical Art & Art's prestigious Bulfinch Award and Best of Boston Home 2020.
As a member of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Architecture Committee, Tharp is an advocate for architectural preservation. She is also passionate about design practices that are healthy for people and the planet, modeled in her award-winning Concord Green Healthy Home. From its Newbury Street studio, Lisa Tharp Design transforms luxury properties in Boston, greater New England and beyond.
"Tharp allows spaces and people rather than a particular style to drive her work."
- Design New England magazine
The dream is defined. Our proprietary and fun discovery process uncovers deep learning about client goals, preferences and requirements. Project Scope, Budget, and Timeline are established. If construction is involved, our design/build team
is assembled, or we work with client’s own teams.
The dream is envisioned. Concepts, Plans and Specifications are defined for every detail. This phase may include space planning, floor plans, interior elevations, kitchens, baths, cabinetry, architectural features, materials, as well as furnishings. Client input and approval complete each milestone.
The dream becomes reality. Rooms take shape, are finished and furnished. From construction and production to installation of the last work of art, our team orchestrates the many talented specialists to bring the plan to life.
Alex collaborates closely with Lisa in leading creative development across the firm’s design projects and media content. Her Masters of Interior Architecture training enables her to digitally visualize and specify our concepts for clients and industry partners alike. Alex’s passion for design and remodeling started at a young age, watching her parents renovate over ten historic Maine properties. When not designing, Alex can usually be found somewhere outdoors, at a concert or hosting a dinner party.
Sienna brings organization and attention to detail and time spent at a Cambridge, MA interior design firm to our creative development and implementation processes. With a French-American education, Sienna split her childhood between the family’s maple sugaring farm in upstate New York and Southern France. Her international background, a degree in art history and exposure to the arts shape an open-minded and unique approach to every design project. Sienna's love of nature, yoga practice and passion for wellness and sustainability help inform her human-centered perspective to design.
Caitlin's years of experience at a well-known architectural firm, along with studies in Hospitality and Graphic Design, poise her to deliver optimal communications at all points along the design continuum. Caitlin’s interests in Photography and Architecture stem from her early childhood years when given a camera and the experience to travel and see the beauty of the world. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys exploring new places, tasting new foods, and working on personal projects.
Shelley is a meticulous financial manager who thrives in the collaborative environment of our firm. With a background in banking and accounting and an MBA in Finance + Marketing, she brings invaluable expertise to her position. Shelley ensures the daily finances of a busy design studio run smoothly, handles client funds with the utmost care and supports the firm’s innovation strategies. She is best known for her calming smile and favorite phrase: “no problem.”