Two all-time icons of OC’s stylish social set join forces, upping the aesthetic ante in the interior design and real estate industries.
By Kedric Francis | Photos by Brett Hillyard
After 20 years of friendship, Robin Weller and Lisa Heil have debuted an interior design firm and retail space. What do the OC design and real estate industries get when two of the most stylish, talented, fashionable, and photographed women of the past decade or two team up? A full-service firm with projects across California and the country, offering access to the pair’s expertise and experience creating beautiful homes for themselves, their families and friends, and clients.
Robin and Lisa have over 25 years of experience building new construction and collaborating with owners, architects, and builders of spec homes. They have a love of architecture, and their attention to detail and focus on both design aesthetics and budget realities make their services invaluable on new construction, remodel, and design projects.
“I am passionate about creating a space that expresses my client’s personal sense of style and comfort” —Lisa Heil
Lisa has a lifelong passion for all things design (“I am passionate about creating a space that expresses my client’s personal sense of style and comfort,” she says.), and Robin’s roots in interior design and residential real estate run deep.
“I grew up watching my mother refurbish houses all over Southern California,” Robin says.
“After 25 years of selling residential real estate in addition to building and remodeling my own homes, I am ready to take my experience and knowledge to help others create their dream homes.” — Robin Weller
That inside knowledge led them to locate their design store in an alley. How urbane is that? Of course, the Secret Alley at Lido Marina Village is directly adjacent to the valet and drive-up shopping access for Elyse Walker, so the location is strategic as well as cool. The affluent and discerning shoppers who frequent the chic and waterfront village are Robin and Lisa’s one-percenter peers. After discovering their boutique, friends reconnect, and customers often become clients, retaining Robin & Lisa Interiors to design their homes.
“We love the location,” says Robin. “It fits our creative aesthetic and design sensibility, plus we can pop next door to Elyse Walker whenever we want.”