Category: Lesleys Art and Design

Design Obsession: Dark Walls

White walls are great, and certainly have their place (including in my home office). But dark walls? Dark walls really get my design mojo going. Black is a little too intense for me; I gravitate towards deep shades of royal blue, peacock, and hunter green. I love deep blue-green walls paired with fuchsia and violet. The… Read more »

Accent Walls, I Love You

I’ve written about accent walls before (right here) and while others are kinda over them, I’m still in love. You heard me: ACCENT WALLS, I LOVE YOU. I’m not one to jump on a trend just because it’s a trend, and I’m not one to move on from something I love just because it’s losing… Read more »

A French-Meets-Mid-Century Living Room (Why Not?)

Mixing design styles is totally my jam. So when my cool new clients came to me with a style challenge, I readily accepted. The great room in their 1960s bungalow had a seriously Mid-Century vibe, but their aesthetic preferences leaned more towards French country. My task? Design a French-Meets-MidCentury Living Room, where feminine French elements live happily… Read more »

An Eclectic Bathroom Design (With Totally Awesome Tiles)

Seriously. Can we talk about those hand-painted Moroccan terra cotta tiles for the vanity backsplash wall? I’m in love. This eclectic bathroom design (with totally awesome tiles) was recently completed for a cool client here in Waco, Texas. Her burning desires were for a freestanding pedestal tub and lots of brass, which we delivered. I’m digging… Read more »

Bathing Beauty: Create a Stunning Bathroom Sanctuary

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, “Bathing Beauty: Create Your Version of a Stunning Bathroom Sanctuary”. Read the full article over at Wacoan.com, and check out the full article archive here. The bathroom, as cliché as it… Read more »

On Designing the Perfect Room

Let’s talk about designing the perfect room. What would a perfect living room look like to you? Would it be eclectic and colorful with a teal chesterfield sofa and offbeat gallery wall? Would it be intimate and cozy, with flocked damask wallpaper and vintage candelabras adorning the walls? Or would it be open and airy with rustic… Read more »

Fall 2016 Home Decor Picks

Even though it’s still, like, a bajillion degrees here in Texas, I’m beyond psyched for fall. Pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, and leather jackets are my love language. When it comes to fashion, I’m a deep autumn through and through. Not only do rich, saturated jewel tones and deep neutrals flatter my skin tone, but they’re also what… Read more »

Designing a Nursery to Grow Into, Not Out Of

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, “Oh, Baby: Designing a Nursery to Grow Into, Not Out Of”. Read the full article (for free, woot!) at Wacoan.com, and check out the full article archive here. Babies. If there’s… Read more »