Every once in a while, we get really lucky! We meet really fabulous people who invite us into their homes to design the perfect environment for them, then they ask us to do their workspace. This project was nothing less of that. A while back we completed the private residence for the CEO of The Penny Hoarder (photo tour of that beauty in the near future!). So, without question, I was more than thrilled to accept.


This space is a really cool space, earlier in the year, it was rehabbed and brought back to life by Boyd Construction. The building was on it's last leg (and rumored to once have been a brothel.) They took it to it's bones and made it shine, without loosing it's character of being a 100 year old building. It was a widen open blank canvas. That's where the LG Design team got to work.

Kyle, CEO of The Penny Hoarder, explained he wanted an open work environment. Places for people to collaborate, brainstorm and feel creative. He also wanted to incorporate cozy little spots for people to relax and have conversations. He believes in a healthy balance of work and play, to produce top knotch work. All while having a modern tone.

So we got to work... 

A bright and sunny conference room overlooking Central Avenue. 

An open writers area with individual desks. We decided to design the space with half walls to house all of our electrical needs while creating separation. We finished them off with old brick to bring in that 100 year old building vibe. 

If you know me, you know we are going to try to sneak some wallpaper in somewhere! This time we decided to dress the long hallway with a plum/purple geometric pattern. I absolutely love how it looks with the copper accents throughout the space.  

We also lined the hallway with tourqouise chesterfield sofas, the art was inspired by what started The Penny Hoarder -- couponing! So we had custom acrylic boxes made and filled them with millions of coupons. Okay, maybe not millions, but a lot! You get it... 

While working in an open space is fun, we understand that sometimes you need some quiet spots to get your ideas out and pen to paper. That's where these glass "pods" came into play. Sleek, simple and efficient.  

We mentioned Kyle likes to have a healthy balance of work and play, right? Well if this isn't proof enough... A shuffle board for those much needed breaks! 

Just what would The Penny Hoarder HQ be without some fun with pennies? We love this coffee table featuring Lincoln made out of nothing other the copper pennies! 

More creative writing and collaboration areas throughout the space...

A modern kitchen and break room featuring a stainless steel backsplash in the classic subway style.  


Aren't these copper chairs the coolest?! 

Last, but definitely not least, we had some fun in the bathrooms with a bold wallpaper and paired them with funky mirrors. 

So what do you think? Isn't The Penny Hoarder HQ such an invigorating space? I feel like my creativity would constantly be flowing.  

Tell us your thoughts below! 


All photography by Native House Photography.  


One of the many amazing parts of being an interior designer is working with clients that have a vision and helping to turn them into a reality. In our latest project, for a client in Old Northeast St. Petersburg, we are making a Sherlock Holmes inspired library.

When thinking of the fictional detective, dark wood finishes, wallpaper and warm colors come to mind and that’s exactly how the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London has the apartment on 221 Baker Street decorated.

Photo Credit:  Flickr

Photo Credit: Flickr

Victorian style furniture and rugs are also throughout the space.

Photo Credit:  Travel Style

Photo Credit: Travel Style

The BBC gave Sherlock Holmes’ apartment a touch of the 21st century for its hit show Sherlock by adding some modern accessories and light fixtures. 

Photo Credit:  Cumberbatched

Photo Credit: Cumberbatched

In our project, though, we wanted to keep the feel of London in the 1890s while adding some subtle details like straight modern lines and metallic finishes that made the space timeless, not dated. 

Lisa Gilmore Design  Sherlock Holmes  Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design Sherlock Holmes Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design   Sherlock Holmes   Inspiration Board

Lisa Gilmore Design Sherlock Holmes Inspiration Board

We relied on a mix of fabrics to add character to the space. From a print to a classic English plaid, velour and textured leather, the different surfaces each have their own appeal and brought together make for a room design with as many unexpected turns as a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel.

We can’t wait to share the photos of this space when it’s done but for now, we’ll have to leave it as a mystery. The inspiration boards are a pretty good clue as to how it will all come out.

Photo Credit:  Feed Floyd

Photo Credit: Feed Floyd