Category: Interior Styling

Great (Room) Expectations

As the home columnist for Wacoan magazine, I’m psyched to share my insights and ideas about interior design and home decor each month. Here’s an excerpt from my current column, “Great Expectations: The Great Room is the New Heart of the Home”. Read the full article over at Wacoan.com, and check out the article archive… Read more »

Decorating Basics: Area Rug 101

I freaking love area rugs. The bolder and bigger, the better. (Subtlety has never really been my thing.) Area rugs are totally awesome – but tricky to get right. Do you buy patterned rugs, or solid? How big should an area rug be? Here are some decorating basics on choosing an area rug – and what… Read more »

Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Desks

If you’ve gone through any store recently, you’ll immediately notice that it’s back to school time. (MY FAVORITE EVER.) Back to school means moving into dorms, furnishing first apartments, and sales on everything and anything office related. No matter if you’re a student, a young professional, or are established in your career, there’s never a wrong… Read more »

Art Lessons: Cool and Casual Ways to Collect and Display Art

As the home columnist for Wacoan magazine, I’m psyched to share my insights and ideas about interior design and home decor each month. Here’s an excerpt from my current column, “Art Lessons: Cool and Casual Ways to Collect and Display Art”. Read the full article over at Wacoan.com, and check out the article archive here. Displaying art pieces that speak… Read more »

No More Matching Furniture Sets

Remember those matching furniture sets from the 80s and 90s that came with an identical sofa, loveseat, and chair? I wish I could forget them too. It’s time for a breakup – no more matching furniture sets! Here’s what to do with a matching furniture set to update it and make it your own. Can’t… Read more »

Romantic Industrial Master Bedroom Moodboard

“Romantic” and “industrial” aren’t typically two design styles that go together – but then again, I’m not your typical designer. I’m all about a quirky but livable mix of vintage and modern, rustic and polished, color and neutrals, masculine and feminine. Matchy-matchy is boring. Let’s have some fun! This romantic industrial master bedroom moodboard was part of… Read more »

How Long Should Curtains Be?

Back in the 90s, I was obsessed with super wide-leg jeans. (Who wasn’t?) But as a tall-ish person with long legs – I’m 5’8″ if you’re curious – finding a long enough pair was pretty tricky. Those raver-style jeans were meant to drag a little, looking all cool and beat up along the bottom. But… Read more »