Dallas-based interior designer and store owner Leslie Jenkins has loved interior design ever since she was a little girl. Naturally a creative person, Leslie loves colour, textures, spacial planning as well as all of the details that go into designing a home both inside and out. Describing her style in just three words -- "timeless, classic, curated" -- Leslie's portfolio encompasses just that. Warm, sumptuous and beautifully designed upholstery that will stand the test of time, curated artworks and classic finishes can be seen in all her work.
The most important element to interior design is to listen and understand your client, and their expectations, and from that point on, guiding them through the process so they can hopefully enjoy the experience but also be thrilled with the outcome.Leslie Jenkins
What makes you unique, and how is this reflected in your work?
"I love to combine new and old to give a timeless, curated, acquired space. I like each piece, whether large or small, to have a purpose, even if the purpose is just to enhance the rest of the pieces. I always prefer quality and items of interest over quantity. I want each space to feel special and one you want to enter into and enjoy."
"For myself, it is hard to pick just one, so I must say my LaCornue Range and Meile Coffee System, which are luxurious I have grown very accustomed to. For others, I would say a favourite, comfy spot to sit and relax, read or reflect."
WHERE DO YOU DISCOVER YOUR INSPIRATION?
"My biggest and favourite form of inspiration is through travel. I love to walk the streets, study the architecture, people watch, visit museums and galleries. I find so much inspiration through designers such as Jeffrey Bilhuber, Stephen Gambrel, Veere Grenney and so many more."
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS?
"Loving what I do and the people that work with me."
favourite interior hub in the world?
"Relais Christine Hotel in Paris France."