Lisa Taylor


Lisa Taylor is a California-based writer, editor, and web content producer specializing in lifestyle, home and garden, and design topics. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and has a B.A. in Art. She has written hundreds of articles for websites and publications, including The Spruce, Houzz, Westways, The Los Angeles Times, and Laguna Beach Magazine. She has shared her expertise in interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Costco Connection, and KNX News Radio Los Angeles, among others.


Gardening and landscape and design,Antiques collector and dealer


  • California State Polytechnic University: B.A. in Art

Certifications and Awards

  • Certificate in Fine Art and Antiques Appraisal Studies: Certificate in Landscape Design

Detailed Experience

Garden and Landscape Designer

A longtime gardener who has never minded getting her hands dirty, Lisa has a certificate in landscape design. She lives in a region affected by drought and replaced her thirsty lawn more than a decade ago with water-wise plants.

Budget-minded and resourceful, she enjoys propagating and growing plants from seed. Her family's front and back yards include recycled and re-purposed furnishings and accessories. Lisa also likes to create succulent container gardens.

Antiques and Collectibles Dealer

In addition to receiving an extensive education in art, design, and architectural history from Cal Poly, Lisa has a certificate in Fine Art and Antiques Appraisal Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Since college, she has been a collector and dealer of mid-20th-century furnishings, collectibles, clothing, and jewelry.

More About Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor continues to freelance as a writer, editor, and consultant. If you'd like to speak with her about her work, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.