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Lisa Teague

 Principal Designer

Lisa has garnered international praise for her command of color. Classically trained as a decorative artist, she uses color choice to set the tone for interior landscapes in luxury homes, seacoast cottages, urban lofts and corporate spaces.

Lisa and her team offer full-service interior design, architectural specification and space planning, along with meticulous project management, to craft beautiful, livable spaces for her clients.

To read Lisa's full bio, click here


As head of human resources, Zuzu makes sure the Upcoast Design team is happy and productive. She is in charge of many aspects of the design process, including package unwrapper, wallpaper licker, quality control inspector and fabric testing. When Zuzu isn't devouring design books, she likes to hike, kayak, take naps and get belly rubs.

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human resources

Jenny Duck is a licensed architect and interior designer. After graduating from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego with a Masters in Architecture, she began her professional career at RJC Architects. As project coordinator and designer, Jenny was involved in a variety of multi-million dollar military projects developing design concepts, producing construction documents, and assisting in master planning RFP documents. Following her passion for interior design, she joined Tracy Lynn Studio, a full-service interior remodeling and design firm in San Diego. Jenny relocated to the East Coast, where she joined Dignard Architectural (which became Stone River Architects) working on healthcare, commercial, government and educational projects. She worked for several local custom cabinetry and architectural millwork firms before joining Upcoast Design in 2020.

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jenny duck
lead designer | project manager

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stephanie gaskell

studio assistant

Stephanie Gaskell grew up in Portsmouth, N.H. and embarked on a career in journalism that took her to Miami, New York and Washington D.C. working for several major news outlets for more than 20 years. Throughout her journalism career, she developed a passion for home design and is now honing her skills as a studio assistant for Upcoast Design. Stephanie also works as sales and marketing assistant for Quiet Home Paints. 

Barbara is operations assistant at Upcoast Design, taking care of the necessary and non-creative administrative and office tasks of the studio. Barbara's prior experience was consistently in legal positions as a paralegal, working in many areas of law and spending the majority of her career at Fidelity Investments and other financial investment firms in Boston.  Barbara spends her time taking full advantage of everything Portsmouth and the Seacoast area of NH has to offer and traveling the world as much as she can, capturing photographs of local and far away places fulfilling her love of photography.  She is also a talented seamstress and chances are if you have a custom pillow of ours, Barbara made it!

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barb zulkiewicz

operations assistant

Andi Teague, Lisa's daughter and co-founder of Quiet Home Paints, is a consultant for Upcoast Design.  She studied Art and Art History at Gettysburg College before beginning a career in the pharmaceutical industry. After a few years, her love of color and design took over and she launched Quiet Home Paints with Lisa. She's a mother of two, lover of travel and adventure and color enthusiast -- all of which she shares in common with her mother.

History repeating?

andi teague

consultant | quiet home paints co-founder

full service

Full Service Interior Design

Lisa Teague and the Upcoast Design Team will work with you to streamline your design project from conception through completion, working with your contractors to ensure a timely delivery. With years of experience, Lisa is a master at understanding your style and elevating it to complete a functional, beautiful and livable space. Creative solutions, unique spaces, and a home that feels like yours is the end result. 

Our Full Service Design packages include: 

  • initial consult at no charge

  • helping to establish a reasonable budget for your project

  • architectural specifications

  • furniture layouts

  • elevation drawings

  • material selection

  • furniture sourcing and procurement

  • textile sourcing including fabrics, rugs, window treatments, etc. 

  • orders, order tracking and project management

  • color consultation

  • coordination of and collaboration with contractors and tradespeople

  • oversight of installation and time-line management

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Architectural Specifications

We love it when we can jump in at the very beginning! Our services include a review of your initial building plans with suggestions for revisions based on what we have learned about you and your lifestyle. We look at every detail to make sure your kitchen, bath and custom spaces are not only beautiful but that they function exactly as you want them to. We work closely with the project contractors providing detailed specifications to ensure you end up with the space you envision.  

Architectural Specification Services include but are not limited to:

  • whole home consultation

  • kitchen design

  • bathroom design

  • custom built-in or mill-work design

  • sourcing of tile, plumbing, hardware, lighting and appliances

  • purchasing options

  • detailed specifications to your contractors


Color and Material Specifications

Lisa began her career as a painter and has an undeniable talent for choosing colors that work together to create beautiful, cohesive spaces from room to room and throughout a home or office.  As her career grew into interior design, she began pairing her color schemes with fabric, furnishings and accessories. Take advantage of her expertise to create a space which feels complete. 

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