Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .
As the founder and creative director of Lisa Mende Design, Lisa has built a reputation as one of the South’s premier luxury designers. She is known for creating bold, modern interiors that are rooted in tradition. Antiques and vintage pieces, mixed with fresh, modern classics and original art are the hallmarks of her designs. Her portfolio includes a impressive array of projects which span from coast to coast, and include everything from historic preservation to new construction. Lisa participated in Southern Style Now's Inaugural Showhouses in 2016 in New Orleans and again 2017 in Savannah, Ga.
Lisa's work has been featured in many well known shelter and lifestyle magazines, including Traditional Home, Southern Cottages, New York Cottages and Gardens, Magnolia Journal, Decor Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The National Kitchen and Bath Association. When she isn't working, Lisa can be found at home in Charlotte with her husband, children, and dogs, Oliver and Wrigley.