Founder and award-winning Interior Designer, Lori Withey, established Bellisa Design in 2009 and has been helping commercial and residential property owners create beautiful, cohesive, and luxurious interiors - without worrying about selecting and ordering products or making costly design mistakes.
Lori helps you tell your authentic story through design and loves selecting unique furnishings and injecting your favorite pieces into the final space. She lets you focus on the excitement in an easy, fun process while working hard in the background to “wow” you with her creative solutions. “Luxury” has a different meaning to everyone. Perhaps your dream marble tile is too slippery, or maybe you need a more durable fabric to make your sofa pet-friendly. For Lori, it's about creating extravagant interiors that make sense for your day-to-day life - and aren’t just “luxurious” for looks alone.
With a focus on communication, collaboration, and integrity, Lori offers unique design solutions that make a real difference in your everyday life, and may even surprise you! She aims to deliver a final result that makes you think, “I would have never thought of that!” while still responding to everything learned and discussed in all design consultations. As a longstanding member of ASID and the Dallas Interior Design Society, Lori stays ahead of interior design trends, approaches, and innovations to give you the best interior design recommendations. She served as President of the Dallas Chapter of IDS in 2019 and continues to stay involved to help support new design graduates and up-and-coming designers. Lori enjoys giving back to a support system which has given her so much.
Heidi Sedgwick moved with her family to Argyle, TX, last summer from Utah. She is still getting used to the very hot weather in the summer but loved her first Texas winter. Heidi hasn't always worked in design. Shortly after completing her associate degree, Heidi had her first child and later began working as a part-time administrative assistant at Primary Children's Hospital. At 32, she decided it was time to go back to school. Design had always been something she was interested in, and she decided that this industry was the perfect place for her creative and organizational mind. Heidi was able to finish her interior design degree despite being surprised by another baby (8 years after her son!). After graduation, she was hired as a design assistant at Cambridge Home Company and worked there a year before her family moved to Texas. Heidi enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family. Heidi started at Bellisa Design in April and is glad to be a part of the family.
Sydney Withey is a rising star at Bellisa Design. As a student member of ASID, she has interned with us over the past two summers, lending us her creative eye. Originally from Plano, Texas, Sydney is currently studying interior design at Baylor University in Waco. We're thrilled to have her join the Bellisa Design family as a junior designer after she graduates in May 2024. As a full-time employee, she'll help us with projects from start to finish. When she's not working, you can find Sydney doing crafts or other artistic activities of all kinds.
"I’ve worked with designers before who tried to push their own tastes on me and run up costs. Lori is 100 percent ethical and moral. We worked together on three homes over the years, including a total home renovation. On that project, she revised the architectural plans to add one more much-needed bathroom. Lori has a great capacity for listening and takes my ideas and makes them so much better. Like creating an equestrian-themed, cozy, Ralph Lauren-inspired study with gorgeous iron horse sculptures above the fireplace. She recommends ways to bump things up a notch without breaking the bank, like the beautiful, durable top-notch carpeting in our family retreat room. She designed the walk-in closet of my dreams, complete with leopard print carpeting, for a fraction of the cost of a commercial closet designer. I was regretting a large piece of artwork I purchased but then Lori recommended reframing it and I absolutely love it. We have so much fun together and I’m always recommending her."
— Valery, Plano, TX
"Lori completely transformed our outdated master suite and kitchen. Gone are the ornate gilded mirrors, yellowed travertine tile and small, square shower. Our bathroom is now bright with clean lines, giving us the spa-like ambience we craved while her clever use of marble accent tiles created the custom look that we wanted.
We also worked with Lori to update our kitchen with white quartz countertops, incorporating a unique stained butcher block in some areas to complement our white painted cabinets. Lori is very easy going and has a good working relationship with all her contractors while being firm when needed. Lori took the time to understand our likes and dislikes and by giving us a few options based on our personal style at each step of the process, she guaranteed that we wouldn’t be overwhelmed with choices. We are thrilled with the outcome!"
— K Starkie, Plano, TX
"Our company recently worked with Bellisa Design on a bathroom renovation. Lori Withey is incredibly talented. She has the ability to understand the clients' needs, balancing function with design. She created a gorgeous space that the homeowner loves. I highly recommend Lori and Bellisa Design."
— Porter & Cress Builders, Greensboro, NC
"Lori is an amazing asset when either doing a large remodel or updating a single room. She is very experienced and educated on current trends and can provide value no matter the desired decor style. Lori assisted me in choosing new flooring and coordinating paint colors for two bedrooms. With Loris help, I felt confident that my choices would be “current” for years to come. Design mistakes can be costly. I’m so happy that Lori assisted with my redesign."
— Maria Barbieri, Plano, TX
"My kitchen was very angular and difficult to design. We also wanted a large island and a walk in pantry with counter space. Lori did a great job with the design and checked all of our must haves! We have tons of storage, the design is very functional, a large island, and a coffee bar. Lori was also very helpful in picking out the center quartz showpiece. With such a big investment we really wanted to make sure the piece fit in the space and set off the design."
— A. Leykauf, Plano, TX
"Bellisa Design is THE BEST! We hired Lori to furnish a good portion of our house. From the minute I spoke with Lori, I knew she'd be the perfect fit. She brought great ideas to our initial call, was easy to talk to and really clear about how the process would work. In terms of the project, I loved Lori's vision from the start. She nailed my style and selected unique pieces that were on-trend, yet functional and practical (we have 3 kids). I loved that she offered multiple options and then worked with me to narrow down picks. She was great at taking feedback, brought interesting ideas and very communicative about the process, status & budget. She worked to ensure that every last detail was taken care of. She transformed an awkward eat-in area in our kitchen to one of my favorite parts of the house by creating a built-in seating area and cabinets that made the space functional and a design centerpiece of the house. Our kids love it and our friends always compliment her work! Lori really is one-of-a-kind. Not only is her work top-notch, but she genuinely cares about her clients and puts her all into every project. I will definitely be working with Lori on future projects!!"
— Kate Reinmiller, Plano, TX
"I recently underwent a remodel in my home directly with a general contractor/cabinet maker without the benefit of an interior designer planning and managing the project. I reached out to Lori with Bellisa Design for several consultations to seek her assistance in finalizing some of the decisions that needed to be made (paint, tile, hardware, lighting and layout). I must have asked her a hundred questions! I appreciated her willingness to work with me for just a few sessions and really valued her input – it certainly made for a better end product. Lori was very professional, and it felt like she cared about my home. Remodeling can be stressful, and I always felt better (and slept better!) following her visits. I highly recommend Lori for interior design advice and hope I have the opportunity to work with her again."
— Jeanne G., Plano, TX
"Lori worked with me to update my kitchen and family room. I located her on Houzz initially and have really enjoyed every moment of working with her! She helped me to make the ideas I had become a beautiful reality with great guidance. She is a good listener, such a professional and is easy to work with. And the crews she works with did an excellent job. To top it all off, her prices are very reasonable. I will definitely ask Lori to help me with other projects and recommend her to my friends!"
— Wendy, Allen, TX
"After much frustration in trying to find a cabinet maker and someone to make my mantle, Lori took over and ensured everything was accomplished. I'm grateful to her for sticking to my budget and her persistence in making sure it all was exactly what I envisioned. She took a personal interest in my style and delivered! I'm happy to write a good review for her and will be sure to always share her contact for any design job!!"
— Buffie Anderson, Frisco, TX
"I have used Lori for various projects in my home for six years. She is professional and attentive. Lori listens to what I want and always comes back with ideas that I love. Her various projects have exceeded my expectations. I am extremely happy with her work and receive numerous compliments from friends on her work. I will continue to rely on Lori for design projects in my home."
— Ann Webb, Frisco, TX
"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lori Withey and her team at Bellisa design on multiple small and large scale projects. No matter the size of the project, Lori listened to our ideas, as she cleverly sprinkled in her impeccable taste and design expertise. This unique combination has allowed for a great working relationship coupled with a beautiful designer finish. Lori has built a fantastic team, always working within deadlines, yet never compromising quality. We have recommended Lori and Bellisa Design to many friends and will continue to do so."
— Steve & Valery Needham, North Forty Dallas, TX
"Lori was wonderful! She's insightful, very professional, and has a lot of knowledge. I wanted to change the TV wall and she knew to tell me what it would look like and even to warn me that it might look too empty. She also has a lot of knowledge about drapery, wall colors, custom cushions, custom mirrors and all was very valuable to us! Lori also brought us the best people to work on our house and made sure that the work that was done was no less than perfect! I recommend on Lori with all my heart as she did a fantastic job and was also fun to work with!"
— Ronit Ilan, Plano, TX
"We hired Lori for two separate projects in 2011 ( master bedroom) and 2015 (living room). Besides getting me involved in the process all the way, Lori stayed on budget while adjusting to my changing desiderata. She listens well and places her client's interest first. I plan to use Lori's services again in the near future."
— JL T, Dallas, TX
"Lori is an outstanding designer. She helped me transform my kitchen into a showplace, and she came up with ideas that I would never have imagined to knock down a wall, add a large island and give it the open floor plan that I thought I would have to move to attain. She used design software to help me visualize her ideas (like a real life FIxer Upper), and came up with multiple options for custom cabinets.
I love that Lori brings some current ideas and blends it with my traditional style to give it an updated but not too modern or too trendy look. She was very good about sticking to my budget and giving me options to do some things for me or giving me guidance but having me do some of the legwork to save costs.
Lori is also a delight to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
— Carolyn Murray, Dallas, TX