For the Love of It
A collector first, Lisa Strait Vanpoucke turned her love of antiques into a business.
“Having been a collector myself for over 20 years, I’ve combined my passion and love for antiques with the current demand to incorporate them into modern design,” she says.
“My frequent travels to Europe allow me to continuously hunt for special pieces, where I hand-select each and every object. I buy what I would place in my own home, so each antique or decorative item has special meaning to me personally. With that said, my purpose is to extend that passion into my clients’ home decor and encourage a life well lived.”
My purpose is to extend [my] passion into my clients’ home decor and encourage a life well lived. - Lisa Strait Vanpoucke
“I find inspiration in history, faraway lands, culture, architecture, and great design from all periods. I’m always evolving and trying to be as cutting-edge as possible; but, the longer I’m in the business the more simplified I’m becoming. I will never tire of beautiful hand-crafted things.”
When it comes to her purchasing decisions, she says, “My creative process is simple: I buy what I love. If I wouldn’t put it in my own home, I usually skip over it. For me, quality is a must, along with great design.”
Lisa has been coming to Round Top since 2002 and says, “I like the fact that we are able to reach so many people in a short period of time and help them take home a little piece of history,” she says.
“As a vendor at Market Hill, I appreciate the attention to detail Paul and his family have, treating us like one of their own. They have what it takes to make everyone feel at home.”
Learn more at AnticaCollection.com.