In the early 90's, capitalizing on her years of retail experience, Lee opened the eponymous, Shop of the Two Sisters on Royal Street in the French Quarter with her sister, Rose. The shop is now housed in a lovely Greek revival town-house on Magazine Street. Having a shop has allowed the sisters to meet people from all over the world, and Lee has executed projects throughout the country. With its extensive design library, the shop has served as a wonderful design lab and source of inspiration for projects, and provided a comfortable atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, and development of design concept.
Though inspired by extensive travel, Lee credits New Orleans with the evolution of her design aesthetic, which she terms "classical avant garde." However, Lee is known for her wide repertoire of looks and has an uncanny ability to uncover a client’s taste and bring it to fruition, to de-mystify the design process and take the stress out of even the most complex renovations.
A native of Connecticut, Lee attended The University of Connecticut and NYU's year abroad in Madrid. She is also a graduate of The Parsons Paris Summer Program in Decorative & Fine Arts, Architecture, and Interior Design. She is currently pursuing an MFA program in Creative Writing. Lee is both licensed in the state of Louisiana and a long standing professional member of ASID, The American Society of Interior Designers.
Watch for her upcoming blogs: "The Alphabet of Interior Design," as well as, Divine Stumbling: The Fine Art of Travel & Acquisition, the first chapter of which features New Orleans.