Welcome one and all! I am thrilled to have you here reading my very first blog post!  This has been in the works for quite some time...and now we have finally arrived.  I wanted to begin by sharing a little about myself...as all great friendships start. For the last 9 years I have been doing residential and interior design work in the Oklahoma Metro area mostly forMcGregor Homes, and have loved every minute of it!  Being an interior designer is my life-long dream and passion. Creating beautiful, yet livable spaces is the ultimate goal for all we do at Kelsey Leigh Design Co. The spaces I create for my clients need to make sense and check the boxes of: form, function, and beauty.

 

Something else you should know about me, I like to have FUN! I want to make the process for my clients as seamless, and enjoyable as possible. Making a million decisions about home furnishings, paint colors, flooring etc. can be very overwhelming for most-and understandably so! Insert myself...I want to take the burden off your shoulders, take a few yoga breaths, and do the heavy lifting for you since tile and crown molding excite me (nerd alert).  I like to think of myself as my client’s personal interior design fairy godmother...too much? Hey, everyone loves a Cinderella story. I’ll turn that old, lifeless room of yours into a show-stopping ball gown in no time. Speaking of transformations, keep scrolling to see more of the before and after’s from this grown up master bedroom retreat re-do.

   


Speaking of dreams coming true. The photos seen throughout this post are from possibly my favorite design project to date. I feel that this project impeccably reflects who I am as a designer and artist. It embodies my favorite descriptors when it comes to spaces: warm, livable, comfortable, beautiful, light, and modern with a nod to traditional. It has just the right amount of color, and texture woven throughout. Thoughtfully chosen art and decor pieces complete the room and make it feel personal. That gorgeous leather loveseat was an absolute must for this couple since their room was so long the added seating helped fill the space and provide an additional place to enjoy the warmth. Really though, if you have a fireplace in your master bedroom-you should have a comfortable, stylish front row seat. That is going to be one popular spot!  

Before

 

After

 

We took that dated 70’s mirrored closet and gave Cinderella her gown.  (AmI right or am I right??)  With a sketch for the millworker and framer we completely transformed this corner of the room.  What once stashed the family’s ski clothes now is a functional AND beautiful wall. Notice the built-in desk tucked away at the far corner and the dresser on the opposite side.  I never knew a person who couldn’t fill an empty drawer. And how about that hardware! Sleek and modern with interesting detail the perfect combo.  These guys might be making an appearance in my personal house.  Stay tuned.  I love the warmth of the stucco fireplace which we painted SW Analytical Gray, that’s accented with the light wood stain that took 4 custom mix samples at the paint store and now I would never be able to replicate – perfect (eye roll).

 

This room is allllll about the details.  Layer upon layer of detail.  Right now, the accessories that pull my heartstrings are textural and have a natural, earthy feel.  Like, if it came from nature, I want it.  And aren’t before-and-after’s just THE most fun??  Here are a couple more for you…

 

Before (left), After (right)

 

As for this blog- here is what I had in mind for future blog posts for your viewing and reading pleasure.  My number one intention for this blog is to keep you all in the loop with my design projects, whether it’s at conception or at completion. I want this little slice of cyber space to be a source of inspiration, as well as information in the future.  I am also, by nature an avid DIYer, so I plan on sharing lots of behind the scenes stuff and sources for those of you who love to “do it yourself” like me.  All that to say, your suggestions are welcome as well-let me know in the comments what you want to see from this blog? Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing, living, and laughing with you all on this journey together!

 

XO - Kelsey

 

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