At a young age, very few people have decided what their career will be for the rest of their lives. Leslie Lewis-Sheets of LL&A Interior Design is one of those few. At the age of 14, after observing an interior designer working on her family’s home, her decision was sealed.
“I thought, if I can do that as a career, that’s what I want to do. I still love it as much as I did then. Every day is different, and it’s all I’ve ever known,” says Leslie.
Started in 2004, the business was once Leslie Lewis Designs and has now morphed into LL&A Interior Design. Tammy Randall joined Leslie 13 years ago and became a partner in the business in 2016. Together they lead a team of degreed professional designers.
Given that design has gone mainstream, the industry has become crowded. Home improvement stores no longer offer only building supplies, but also carry home décor options. Celebrities have developed lines with rugs, bedding, and wall decorations. There are TV channels dedicated to showing how “quick and easy” it is to transform a space. There are websites providing inspiration based on just a keyword. But LL&A Interior Design cuts through all this clutter and gets the job done.
Leslie explains, “From concept to hanging the artwork on the walls, we are capable of doing it all. We are as much, or as little, help you need.”
Their interior design services are not limited to just commercial or just residential. LL&A is one of the few design groups who have earned respect in being well-versed in both aspects of design. Leslie shares that this ability sets them apart from other firms, but also sets them up for the next wave of design trends.
“There is an emphasis on this ‘resimercial’ emergence. Because we are now all working on our laptops and cell phone, we are mobile. Therefore, office interiors are becoming much less formal and more collaborative. Offices, restaurants, lobbies, and gathering spaces are taking a residential spin and are becoming much more welcoming with a focus on hospitality. You will see lots of texture and comforts you would find in a home,” Leslie shares.
As businesses compete for talent and customers Leslie says your office space is something not to overlook. You want to make sure the business reflects your brand. She calls office space your “walk-in website”. The same branding as your website should be carried over to your office.
LL&A also helps homeowners go through a process called “right sizing”. This is the act of determining the right size home to fit your current situation – whether that’s downsizing or up sizing. This happens as couples go through one life transition to the next. Leslie and her team help couples and families feel comfortable in their surroundings.
They recently launched the ability to offer online design, allowing customers the opportunity to send floor plans that LL&A can design remotely.
Leslie and team wanted to be able to offer a small part of their services to the public by opening THE SHOP at LL&A. In historic downtown Jeffersonville, THE SHOP opened in March 2019 as a boutique with custom hand-crafted jewelry and handbags, playful gifts, thoughtful mementos, distinctive accessories for home or office, and a variety of artwork, lamps and accent pillows.
Looking ahead, LL&A will be expanding into the Florida marketing. “We have roots there and it makes sense. Several of our clients have a second home in Florida, so we are going to start marketing ourselves there,” Leslies closes.
IF YOU GO
The Shop at LL&A is located at 249 Spring St, Jeffersonville. Call (812) 282-6606 or visit their website at leslielewisdesign.com for more information.