Leslie Cohen, ASID, CID, CKBD
Leslie Cohen is a nationally acclaimed designer who has won 44 design awards and been featured in over 75 publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, This Old House, and Luxury Living Magazine. She is a National Kitchen and Bath Association Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer, California State Certified Interior Designer, NCIDQ certified, and professional level member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Leslie is a recognized expert in the field of interior design and is often called upon to speak to colleges as well as professional and community organizations.
Clients seek out Leslie’s design services because of the attentiveness, knowledge, and creative solutions she provides. Leslie has forged solid relationships and successfully collaborated with others on projects that span from Alaska to Grand Cayman Island. She prides herself on her ability to find qualified tradespeople and suppliers no matter where her projects take her.
Leslie’s clients appreciate her because she asks questions that get to the heart of their needs and desires and she LISTENS to what they have to say. She offers multiple solutions and provides her clients a wealth of education and guidance. Leslie excels at providing designs that are timeless, sustainable, and functional for all ages. She even considers the needs of the pets!
Being a designer is not a career for Leslie, it is a lifelong passion!
Leslie is an active member of the community with a diverse range of personal interests that include camping with her husband and dogs, music, reading, golf, gardening, travel, and racing cars. Yes, that is driving race cars—Leslie holds four SCCA Solo National Championships!
It takes perseverance to win as a race car driver and Leslie brings that same perseverance to solving design challenges. Her determination that her clients love their designs and her ability to properly implement their projects is the key to her success!
We start with an initial phone conversation to get to know each other. From there we will setup an initial visit to make the determination as to whether we would like to work together. After that we follow a five step process. 1. Design Interview and Evaluation - thoroughly gather information regarding you and your project. 2. Conceptual Design - develop initial design ideas. 3. Design Development - all of the product selections are determined and the complete set of plans and specifications are developed. 4. Project Administration - involves the procurement process for products as well as being on the job site to make sure that the project is moving forward as designed. 5. Budget Development and Bid Analysis - this is NOT actually 5th step but typically occurs throughout the process.
If you want a designer who asks questions to draw out your thoughts and really listens to the answers; if you want an expert who uses their knowledge to develop the best solution for your particular needs; and you want a consultant who values your time, your budget, and your dreams. Our unique hands-on get-to-know-you interview and collaborative design process creates an enjoyable experience resulting in spaces you'll love to be in.