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.
(…) 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!
Leslie worked with me to update my living, dining and family rooms. She’s so easy to work with — she’s thoughtful, creative, and professional. She helped me to think outside of the box to create livable but beautiful and fresh spaces for my busy family. She was great about communicating with me throughout the redesign to make sure we stayed within budget and met deadlines.
We had a wonderful experience working with Leslie. Leslie’s design was creative, thoughtful and thorough. She was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We look forward to working with her again!
Leslie provided the drawings for our master bath remodel. She turned around multiple options within a limited footprint. She listened carefully to our specific needs and must-haves. We remain impressed with her ability to provide interior design solutions to several complex issues. It is our pleasure to recommend Leslie Stephens for her attention to detail, professionalism and excellent eye for sophisticated, classic design.
Our Company has hired Leslie again and again to decorate our models and sales centers. We sell luxury homes at the upper end of the pricing limits in our market. Leslie’s professionalism and ease to work with is far superior than any other firm I have worked with in the past. Leslie listens and asks what your goals are and what you envision, she then directs you where she thinks it should go and finalizes her selections. Her ability to take what you want or what you think you want and create a pallet that is far superior to anything you could imagine is absolutely priceless. What I feel to be the biggest compliment to Leslie is that so many of our home owners use her to help her after they purchase a home from us. I have seen many people change who they have used for multiple years and homes to use Leslie and gain her expertise and vision through out their home.
Leslie did a fabulous job on the butler’s pantry in the Richmond Symphony Designer House. The final gestation period of her son must have fueled her creativity for this project as well. It was spectacular.