Category: Lesleys Art and Design

2013 Design Bloggers Conference Recap

I feel incredibly fortunate to live in Los Angeles, especially when I get the opportunity to attend events like the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference! Lamps Plus (my rad day job) sponsored 5 scholarships for the event, and a few of our savvy team members were in attendance to rub elbows with designers (aka. make new… Read more »

Sign Up for Free Goodies!

See that fancy teal bar at the top of the page? (If you’re viewing this in a reader, hop on over to the blog to see!) I’m launching a monthly newsletter with sneak-peeks, news and freebies (like iPhone and iPad wallpapers, printables, and more) – so click the link up there to join the club! The first newsletter… Read more »

Living Room Makeover: Part 2

You guys, it’s finally here – we’re getting our new teal sofa delivered today! In anticipation of our living room makeover finally coming together, I’ve totally geeked out and put together this Olioboard to give you an idea of what I’ve been scheming design-wise. And since I don’t often share photos of my currently kinda-lame living room,… Read more »

Design Videos with Lesley + Lamps Plus

When I’m not making collage art, baking cupcakes, or making friends with random cats, I spend most of my days at a pretty sweet fulltime job with Lamps Plus. In addition to blogging for their new sales site, 55 Downing Street, we’ve just started a new project creating short videos with interior design basics, helpful… Read more »

Etsy Shop Makeover!

Good morning! I gave my Etsy shop a little makeover this weekend – new product photos, a new banner, and just an overall “freshening up”. (It feels so good to take a little time and polish your look, – online or offline – doesn’t it?) Take a peek – hope you like! Happy Monday! 

Indie Business: Why I Do What I Do

[A collage I made for Nate, for our first Christmas together in 2009. Lyrics from “our” song.] Etsy just launched new About pages for all its shop owners – a place to share the story of your business and why you do what you do as an artistpreneur. And this got me thinking… …why do I… Read more »

A Room Design Inspired by Matisse

This week on Style Illuminated, I had some fun designing a room based on a famous artwork by Henri Matisse. Check out the post here to see the original artwork, and how it inspired this living room design. (I love that design inspiration can come from anywhere!) Happy Friday! 

8 Tips on Styling a Bookshelf

On Style Illuminated, I’ve put together a little design guide with tips on how to style a bookshelf. If you’re looking to add a little pizazz and personality to your book collection (college students and bibliophiles, listen up!) you can check out the post here. Happy Monday!