ABOUT OUR INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
The Close Design Story.
Close Design is a full-service interior design firm that designs homes, workspaces, hotels, and spas from concept to completion. Our focus is on using ancient and modern conscious design principles to create environments that enrich and foster health and wellbeing. Each project is designed to be timeless and fit harmoniously within its surroundings and the ever changing modern world.
Our Interior Design Philosophy
Your environment transforms the way you live. And there is no environment more transformative than your home.
Interior design is the process of harnessing this potential and curating a home that embodies the energy and life you desire. By harnessing the wisdom of nature and drawing inspiration from design principles, both ancient and new, we create homes and spaces that help you achieve utmost rest, balance, and success.
As a conscious interior design studio, we work with you closely to create a sanctuary that is perfectly tailored to your lifestyle and goals. Our approach is based in classical Feng Shui, a system of design, arrangement, and orientation that developed in ancient China as a result of directly observing the patterns and cycles of the natural world.
Meet The Founder of Close Design,
Leslie Close is the CEO and Principal Designer & Feng Shui Consultant at Close Design. Leslie is also a local advocate for sustainable design and a leading figure in the global shift towards equitable housing and a zero-waste urban design future.
Leslie began her career working in corporate design, leading large commercial design projects in New York and Los Angeles. After working for companies such as Switzer, she left the corporate world due to the lack of work/life balance and the tight restrictions on her creative freedom. Leslie subsequently became enthralled by Feng Shui, an ancient science that allows you to create a healthy, harmonious, and prosperous lifestyle. She was inspired to change her own environment and take a leap of faith in founding Close Design.
Close Design takes a philosophy-first approach to evolving homes and everyday spaces into sustainable urban living environments. Leslie’s hands-on style of designing and managing the design process involves sourcing eco-friendly materials and collaborating with local experts to create harmonious spaces that foster human potential and heal the world. Born and raised in San Diego to Filipino/Japanese parents, Leslie is innovative and worldly but remains strongly influenced by her roots in the Philippine indigenous islands and Japanese cultures, such as wabi-sabi and the soft minimal approach.
A prominent advocate for sustainable living solutions in the LA area, Leslie believes in the power of Feng Shui for improving the quality of life of the homeless and at-risk LA youth. She is starting her foundation to help achieve this, applying the principles of Feng Shui to design equitable housing that doesn't just provide shelter, but a healthy, auspicious environment that lays the foundations for the best possible chance of flourishing. Leslie is also a passionate supporter of the non-profit Covenant House California and the charities Food on Foot and Habits of Humanity.