Category: Lesleys Art and Design

A Colorful and Cozy Boston Living Room

Boston. Home of clam chowder, Fenway Park, and this colorful and cozy living room for a rad music-loving couple. Their Colonial Revival home built in 1910 is seriously East Coast cute – but seriously lacking storage. And that just will not do! Plus, a gorgeous black grand piano was a must-have in this space, so I had… Read more »

Home Work

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, “Home Work: Harmonizing Opposing Styles in a Shared Home Office”. Read the full article (for free, woot!) at Wacoan.com, and check out the full article archive here. Opposing design styles don’t… Read more »

Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Area Rugs

The cheesy, slightly cliched phrase is true; area rugs really are “art for the fifth wall.” If you’re neglecting your floors when decorating, you’re missing a major opportunity to introduce pattern, texture, color and warmth to really make a space feel finished. A vibrant rug can completely transform a neutral room, and a graphic black… Read more »

The Great Outdoors, Indoors

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, “The Great Outdoors, Indoors: Natural Elements Help a Home Feel Complete”. Read the full article (for free, woot!) at Wacoan.com, and check out the full article archive here. I’ve always been… Read more »

DIY Bookshelf Built-In

Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy is a devastatingly handsome rockstar academic with, like, a million books. Girl is a clever designer who creates a DIY bookshelf built-in spanning an entire 14′ wall to house her handsome hubby’s ever-growing library. Boy and girl live happily ever after with their plethora of color-coded bookshelves. It’s… Read more »