"I love what I do!"
It's what I say each time I see someone's reaction
to the transformation of a room or an object. It's what
I feel as I watch the mood of a space totally changed by good
use of custom art, faux finishes or hand-painted furniture.
Hi, I'm Lisa Cicalese McMillen. Thank you for visiting
Cica Lisa Designs. I invite you to look around, and to
explore the homes and businesses within which I've been
privileged to create.
My unique point-of-view about painting has developed over 25
years of professional work and actually emerges from my background
and formal education in fashion design. I was trained to
design for people-- to consider how they live and move in space. I
learned that clothing design works when you notice how incredibly
good the person looks first, before you see the actual dress
or jacket. I believe that design for a room works the same
way. You should see the improved whole and you should notice
how the room feels different and better before you see a
particular piece. Simply put: I paint to pull everything
in a room together both practically and aesthetically.
As you tour this site, notice the range of requests and the
fun I've had together with my clients or their designers. We've created sanctuaries,
hideaways, and gathering spots through simple color change, the
addition of depth or texture with faux finishes, or the ultimate
pizzazz of a mural. I'm proud of the results, but
more than that I'm proud of how each reflects the unique personality
and style of its owner, how the rooms help them get the most
that they can from their home or business. After your tour,
call me to have a conversation about your ideas and what you
need and want for your space. I love a challenge, and I'll
be happy to listen to you and help you think through the possibilities.
Additional Services Offered
Trompe l’oeil, Murals on Canvas, Large Scale Paintings,
Set/Event Backdrops, Seasonal Liturgical Décor