My Philosophy and Core Values

Close Design + Modern Feng Shui = Conscious design comprises both a design awareness of the potential long-term and unintended consequences of what we design and continuous experimentation of our design process to build more sustainable products and services. It’s a first step towards building circular economies and transition design.

My core values include: 

Balance, Harmony, Passion, Creativity, Transparency, Unity, Efficiency, Excitement, Integrity, Innovation, Open-Communication, Competence, Love, Commitment to Excellence, Growth, Collaboration, Happiness, Trust, Beauty, Professionalism, and most of all Peace.


Understanding Needs

I work to help my clients achieve their goals, ​even when it’s hard to articulate what exactly the client wants. I work closely to understand and cultivate their styles and incorporating into the designs of their dream home. … the core of a beautiful home is always in the atmosphere it creates, and should reflect the needs and desires of each individual or family.

My workflow

Analyze a clients needs, goals and life and safety requirements.

Formulate preliminary design concepts that are appropriate, functional and aesthetic.

Generate ideas for the functional and aesthetic possibilities of a space.

Develop documents and specifications relative to interior spaces in compliance with applicable building safety codes.

Create illustrations and renderings

Develop and present final design

Prepare working drawings and specifications for non- load bearing interior construction, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishing, fixtures and equipment.

Monitor and manage communication and installation of design.

Collaborate with professional services of other licensed practitioners in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical, and load- bearing design as required for regulatory approval.

Prepare and administer bids and contract documents as a clients agent.

Review and evaluate design solutions during implementation.

Select and specify fixtures, furnishings, products, lighting solutions, materials, and colors.

Purchase products and fixtures

Design and manage fabrication of custom furnishings and interior detail.

Get In Touch

Close Design works closely with clients to bring the home they love to live. To learn more about working with Leslie or to get a quote for your project, contact her today by clicking the button below.