Category: Lesleys Art and Design

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 »

Interior Style Class This Fall in Waco, Texas

If you’re in on my weekly newsletters, you’ve heard that I’m teaching a rad class this fall at McLennan Community College. (And if you’re not on the mailing list, here’s your chance.) The Interior Style: Cultivating Your Aesthetic class was born from a desire to share my passion for offbeat interiors and empower students (hopefully you!) to embrace what… Read more »

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 »