About Lewis | Giannoulias
In 2009, Chicago Interior Designers Cari Giannoulias and Melissa Lewis began collaborating on a large-scale residence and formed a long lasting friendship and partnership, which now exists as Lewis Giannoulias.
Based in Chicago, IL., Lewis Giannoulias’ repertoire spans anywhere from sprawling suburban estates to cosmopolitan flats and lavish vacation homes in the US and abroad. Their mantra “Livable Luxury” is an intoxicating blend of beauty and comfort. Eclectic pairings of precious and conventional allows Lewis Giannoulias to create tailored interiors with a fanciful meter of surprise and chords of low-key glamour. Aside from their well-curated aesthetic and departure from the ordinary, the organized and functional life in which they create for their clients seems to be the real luxury.
Lewis Giannoulias collaborates on ground-up builds, extensive renovations and everything in-between. They love making each and every project feel unique, working with artists on commissions and procuring antiques from all over the world.
With a combined experience of 18 years, Cari and Melissa have been featured in many prestigious publications including Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Chicago Home + Garden, Luxe Interiors + Design, ElleDecor.com and Sun-Times SPLASH, among others. In 2015, they were recognized as a member of Luxe Magazine’s prestigious “Gold List,” and were named “Best Design Duo” by Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago in 2017.
Melissa Lewis has worked in high-end residential design since 2005. Lewis has a love for interiors that quietly convey chic. Her designs, anchored by neutral backdrops, allow for her bespoke pieces to reflect each client’s personality.
In each project she appreciates and understands the architectural details, both existing and the ones she’s able to envision. The end result is always unique spaces joined by a common thread — individually tailored beautiful interiors. She enjoys working with people and nurtures and values relationships with her clients.
In 2008, she was recognized by Chicago Social Magazine as one of Chicago’s up-and-coming design stars. Melissa has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.F.A. from Harrington Institute of Interior Design.
Cari Giannoulias began her career in high-end residential in 2008. Her design roots began while working creatively in the film and music industries in Los Angeles. It was in LA where she mastered the art of designing large-scale creative campaigns, which modeled her wordly aesthetic into the spaces she creates today.
Inspired by her avid traveling and her laid-back lifestyle, Cari’s aesthetic can best be described as well mingled — mixing periods, styles, scales, textures and new with old. Her passion lies in the unintentional; however, her interiors appear deliberately collected over time with historical relevance and vernacular undertones.
She believes style has no rules and designs interiors with a curated blend of interesting objects, antiques and art. Cari has a B.A. in Marketing and Communications from Boston University.