Sometimes you have to let something special go to get it back. And that is exactly what happened with us. We are proud to say Lewis Robinson is back; back indeed as a full time designer working with us in our expanding business. Lewis is an AIA Associate Member with an excellent sense of aesthetics. His focus with Accents of the South will be helping us fully integrate architectural and interior design. With these added capabilities to our firm, it is our goal to create meaningful homes for each of our clients. Homes that have a sophisticated charm and a timeless spirit.
Welcome back Lewis and Lucy (our mascot)!
It’s great to be back and on the Accents of the South team again! Many of you know me (and my dog Lucy) already. At the beginning of this year, I went on an adventure to work on a New York Hamptons shingle style house. This project was an amazing learning experience that has taught me so much. I supported incredible designers on the Hamptons project after the design of the project was done. I found though that I had better opportunity to lead projects from the very beginning, work with clients and use my own creativity on all parts of the project here at Accents of the South.
Through the Hamptons project I was exposed to and have studied some of the best from this period of design like Edwin Lutyens, David Hicks, and Albert Hadley, and of course McAlpine Tankersley Architecture with whom I had the great pleasure and honor of working with during this adventure on the Hamptons project.For those that don’t know me, I grew up in Huntsville and Athens, Georgia, I left for New Orleans at the age of 18 for a “classical” education in Modern Architecture and received my Masters in Architecture at Tulane University. There I learned about the great modernists who revolutionized architecture and interior design in the early 20th century, like LeCorbusier, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe.After college, I spent a summer abroad in Greece studying. This piqued my interest in history which I followed with courses in the Classical world of the ancients. I continued my studies through Italy, studying Pompeii and Palladio, and France studying chateaux and jardins. When I came back to New Orleans I apprenticed, in the modern sense, with the best Classical architect in New Orleans, Barry Fox. There we restored New Orleans Garden District Mansions and French Quarter townhouses.My “modern” training in Classicism put me on a focused path for many years in historic preservation and new historically designed houses. After I moved home, Beverly and I met when we worked together on one of Accents of the South’s projects, here I was able to use much of what I had learned in molding, cabinetry and millwork design. Since then we have created many fabulous spaces together, from Greek Revival to Transitional style homes, to rustic and playful Adirondack lake cottages.I am excited to “re”join the team at Accents of the South! I look forward to seeing all of you in September!
– Lewis Robinson