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Chic and Badass Realtor’s Office – Before

May 31, 2016

OMG. You guys are gonna die when you see this chic and badass realtor’s office totally finished. With two walls made up almost entirely of windows and a panoramic view, it’s the perfect spot for one of Waco’s top real estate agents to woo her…

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Silverlake Modern Bohemian Living Room

May 24, 2016

“Bohemian” isn’t typically a word I gravitate to in the interior design sense. Full-on Bohemian-style rooms tend to be a little too earthy-crunchy for my taste. But blend some Boho elements with a dreamy tailored cognac leather sofa, an Art Deco-inspired accent chair, and a vintage…

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A Spunky Boys Bedroom in Waco, Texas

April 26, 2016

You know what’s the funnest? Designing bedrooms for kids. Saturated color? Sure. Offbeat pattern mixing? Why not! Quirky lighting and decor? Bring it on.  I designed this bedroom space for an 8 year-old boy in Waco with the intention of having it transition him into his teenage…

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How to Brighten Your Home for Spring

April 19, 2016

I know it’s been “officially” spring for a while, but let’s be real – where a lot of my clients live, it’s just starting to really feel like spring. I love this time of year because it feels so good to finally move on from winter…

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An Awkward Room Gets Awesome in California

February 16, 2016

So, new homes. What’s the deal with the super awkward spaces some of them have? Like, too-large foyers or weirdly-shaped living rooms or a “den” that’s too small to be a real living space but too large not to furnish? I recently wrapped a project in…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Kid-Friendly Coffee Tables to Hide All Their Crap

February 9, 2016

Concealed storage is like, my FAVORITE thing ever. Especially as the mom of a 2-year-old. Did you know kids have lots of stuff that needs places to live? (Which, I should add, I’m super grateful for. The toys, books, and clothes that wee little Ford…

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The Worst Design Advice I’ve Ever Received

February 1, 2016

Let’s talk about the worst design advice I’ve ever received. It’s story time, folks, and we’re going all the way back to the early 90s. Picture this: 7-year-old Lesley and her neighborhood pals on a summer afternoon, gathered on a neighbor’s front porch to make crafts…

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My Home Office Makeover – Before

January 7, 2016

The living room is done, the foyer is done – and in case you’re wondering, I haven’t gotten tired of those spotted walls – and it’s time to tackle the home office. I share this space with my PhD student husband Nate, so the design…

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Working with an Interior Designer

December 18, 2015

Unless you’ve previously worked with an interior designer, you might not have any idea what the process looks like. I totally understand when people are hesitant to invest in a design pro – after all, there’s so much work that goes on behind the scenes that it’s…

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5 Signs You Should Invest in an Interior Designer

December 9, 2015

With all the free design resources out there like Pinterest, Houzz, and design blogs, it’s easy to wonder why someone would invest in an interior designer. I mean, we’re not cheap. And it’s easy for anyone to go shopping and pick a couple of paint colors…

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