Photo by Morgan Blake Beatton

About Leah May Interior Design

Leah May Interior Design is an Atlanta based interior design firm specializing in residential design services. Principle 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.

Photo by Morgan Blake Beatton

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 rustic farmhouse 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. Leah also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

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.

DECORATING DON’T

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.

PREFERRED ART MEDIUM

I prefer either abstract paintings or black and white photography. My favorite subject is landscapes.

FAVE VINTAGE DISCOVERY

A small vintage children’s ladderback 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

re:loom (re:loom.org)

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 Houzz or Pinterest for ways to implement it.

MOST CHERISHED ITEM IN MY CLOSET

My hat collection. My husband doesn’t recognize me without one. =)

QUICK ROOM REVAMP SECRET

Pillows, changing out the pillows is the quickest, most cost efficient way to jazz up a room

MY DECORATING ICON

Joanna Gaines from “Fixer Upper” on HGTV. Not just because our styles are similar but more so because I love what she stands for as a Christian women. 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); Outrageous Interiors (for casual furniture and accents) & SugarBoo (for fun accessories and gift items)