I was hesitant at first to hire a professional because I like to save money when possible. I know what I like and could pull it all together myself, right? WRONG. Hiring Leslie Stephens was the BEST investment we have made. Leslie’s attention to every detail, knowledge of color, shapes and sizes, ability to incorporate elements that I wanted to keep and finding affordable, one of a kind pieces to balance out the project was impeccable. Our living room and dining room redesign has exceeded my expectations.
Formerly Leslie Stephens Design. Leslie Thornton Interior Design is a boutique interior design studio specializing in personalized solutions for residential and commercial interiors. We believe everyone enjoys a home that is inviting, comfortable and reflects their own unique style.
Our approach is sensitive to the individual needs of our clients as we strive to create a solution that is organized, timeless, well-considered, and fabulous. From styling an entire home, to drafting plans for a renovation, our goal is the same. We aim to bring your unique vision to life so you may obtain the look and feel desired for your home.
Leslie Thornton, CID
Leslie brings over 18 years of experience in architectural drafting and interior design passionately into each project. During her formative years, she enjoyed traveling and studying architecture and design throughout the United States, Ireland, Paris, London and Belgium. In 2000, Leslie graduated with honors from VCU’s Department of Interior Design. She then went on to work for several architecture and design firms in Richmond Virginia, gaining experience and proficiency in residential architecture and commercial interiors. In 2003, Leslie earned NCIDQ certification to practice as a Certified Interior Designer, and has since been dedicated to her clients and the profession.
Additionally, Leslie is an artist, mother, photographer, writer, and enthusiast of all things design. She stays inspired by spending time with her kids, gardening, homesteading and caring for her backyard babies!
(…) She understood our budget concerns and was able to find less expensive substitutes when necessary. We wanted comfortable elegance and that is exactly what Leslie gave us. She was a delight to work with and I trusted her to the point where I got out of my “comfort zone” on some choices and I am so happy I did! My husband was very involved in the process (except for selecting pillows!) and he likewise was delighted with the results and with Leslie’s approachable style and impeccable taste. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
(…) The entire experience was a lot of fun, and we were truly in awe of the results. We knew it would be a beautiful home when it was done, but it went above and beyond our expectations. Everything from the beautiful fabrics to the fabulous light fixtures to the stylish accessories, it is all just perfect! We’ve received compliments from every single guest who has visited our home, and everyone wants to know who our amazing interior designer is. I highly recommend Leslie Stephens Design! We will definitely use them on our next project!