Leslie’s Favorite Design Projects
Leslie has worked in the design industry for 20 years and has worked on countless projects. Leslie and her team approach every project that sets L. Moore Designs apart from the rest. With a mix of classic and eclectic, formal and relaxed, fine and rustic, every space becomes a mix of styles, making it unique to each client. While every project is different, we sat down with Leslie to find out what her favorite design projects have been over the years.
What were your favorite projects you’ve worked on?
“Love so many, but will note these…
Supple Reno – This project was for clients that I have been working with on-going for 20 years. In a long-term relationship like this, we are able to cut to the chase as far as aesthetics for the project. This was very challenging because it was a very intrusive project in their lives while they were living through the reno of the kitchen, casual dining space, family rooms, and having 2 bathrooms in other parts of the house gutted at the same time. This client was very engaged during the process, which is very important because many people just want to check out and leave decisions up to the contractor or subs, assuming the decisions will be ones that they like and then they don’t end up liking the end result. There are countless decisions to be made on a daily basis, so it is important that the clients, designer, and contractor get on the same page early on.
East Barrett Road: This was a great project because the clients (new clients) were ready and willing to go with a whole new look from what they previously had and were making a move to a new house that did not require any renovating, so it was all about furniture, fabrics, finishes, and artwork and accessories which is nice sometimes to get away from construction details which can be very consuming for all. They really trusted me to give them the casual but lovely environment that they wanted to live in and enjoy. They wanted nothing formal. The spaces are relaxed and peaceful and really just invite you in to sit and stay awhile.
Trade Street – this one was fun because I got to work in a loft-style building in downtown Winston-Salem. I had worked with the client on a previous new build which was over 5,000 sq ft. And the client was downsizing to approx. 2,000.00 square feet, so the challenge was how do we pare down all of the most favorite items to fit and work in the new space, which was also a very different style from the previous home. We also ended up needing to buy some new furniture because the buyers of the previous home bought some of the client’s furniture, but that let us really get seating more conducive to the open living space. The client was thrilled with the end result and continues to be after several years there.”
Is there a specific style you love to work with?
“Eclectic, mixing of styles creates more of a timeless look rather than a look that in 10 years time you can mark the decade that it was from. Many times with repeat work for clients, when we are reusing or updating spaces, we repurpose a lot of items previously purchased and maybe update with new fabrics, but if we choose well to begin with, we can re-incorporate and give pieces new life.”