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About LEAH MAY INTERIOR DESIGN
Leah May Interior Design is an Atlanta based interior design firm specializing in residential design services. Principal Designer, Leah Meyer Perez, is dedicated to helping individuals and families create inspiring personalized spaces. Leah builds a foundation for successful client relationships by listening to her clients needs and working within their desired budget. The creation of a design concept that is a balance of function and aesthetics, meanwhile reflecting the individuality of the client is of utmost importance. By incorporating such things as treasured heirloom pieces and collections from personal travels she is able to create a space that echoes the client’s lifestyle in comfortable yet stylish designs.
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About Principal Designer
LEAH MEYER PEREZ
From an early age, it was apparent Leah had a natural talent for interiors and furniture layout as she would rearrange her room two or three times a year. Being from a small town in Ohio, she, her parents and three older sisters would vacation to Atlanta to visit family almost every summer. Leah fell in love with the city’s history and architecture and finally made her way to the big city of the south, where Leah earned an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design from Bauder College. While Leah considers her design aesthetic to be an eclectic mixture of organic European and French provincial styles with a slight touch of industrial, she doesn’t let that cloud her vision when working with clients. She prides herself on really listening to her clients to ensure they feel their voice is being heard and their style is manifested. Leah resides in Brookhaven with her husband, Mike, and sweet chorkie (Yorkie/Chi mix), Penelope. She loves fashion design as much as interiors and her relaxed yet chic style mirrors her interior design aesthetic where she believes comfort is key.
FUN FACTS about Leah Meyer Perez
DECORATING “MUST HAVES”
I don’t think design should be taken too seriously so I love adding at least one quirky, out of the box piece to a space. I like to push my clients’ comfort zone just a little. And I MUST have texture…layers and layers of texture!
While it’s fun to flip through design magazines and dream of having all the latest designs, I tend to stay away from anything too trendy because that’s the fastest way to “date” your space.
PREFERRED ART MEDIUM
I’m drawn to slightly moody abstract paintings of landscapes.
FAVE VINTAGE DISCOVERY
A small vintage children’s ladder-back chair that is perfectly aged and distressed. I’m using it in my powder room; I’ve hung it over the commode and I’ve repurposed it as a shelf/towel bar.
CHARITY CLOSE TO MY HEART
BEST REPURPOSING/UPCYCLING PROJECT
A vintage school desk I use as a side table and an antique pillar candle wax mold that I’m using as a bud vase.
MY IDEAL WAY TO BRAINSTORM
I harness the power of the internet…it’s a great jumping off point. I’ll have an idea and I’ll Google it or search Pinterest for ways to implement it.
MOST CHERISHED ITEM IN MY CLOSET
My hat collection, I literally wear one every day. My husband doesn’t recognize me without one. =)
QUICK ROOM REVAMP TIP
If you need a little refresh and you aren’t ready to redo the whole room, changing out some of the accessories, such as the pillows and knickknacks, will easily revive your space and pacify your desire for an upgrade.
MY DECORATING ICON
Joanna Gaines from “Fixer Upper” on HGTV. I love her humble approach to design as well as life.
MOST INSPIRING TRIP
My trip to Italy in 2007. The beautiful doors…can’t get enough!
LOCAL SHOP “SHOUT OUT”
Miko and Boone Home | For sophisticated interiors and fabulous gift items