I love to collaborate with good people to create awesome spaces: kindly, economically, thoughtfully and creatively.
We are all deeply affected by our environments so I believe that when done properly, interior design can improve lives. So I love to work hard with my clients to create sensational places and spaces that respond to their exact needs.
My particular design strengths are an ability to work with tight budgets (which I can find very creative) and to intuitively understand how people really inhabit and use spaces, which ensures that any of my designs will function really well first and foremost.
I have good experience sourcing vintage and reclaimed furniture, which I love to mix with both high street and designer brands. I am also very interested in the power of colour, and work to use colour intelligently and sensitively within any interior design.
On the practical side of things, people regard me as reliable and efficient, with good project management skills. I always work hard to ensure that my projects are delivered on time and budget.
Here are some of Leo's finished projects for clients through Design for Me:
Renovation in SE London
Victorian house renovation in Peckham
Design only, Design and supply/install
“Leo's work is visionary, approachable, and efficient and I am very happy with the process and outcome. Leo managed all contractors, deliveries, installations, and building work to a precise schedule, delivering all stages on time and on budget. Leo was keen to ensure sustainability and social accountability for the project, up-cycling reclaimed pieces and making sure existing furniture had another lease of life by gifting it to Furnishing Futures charity.”
Alex Otto, apartment renovation Bankside
“Leo lives up to her design ethos. She listened closely to how I wanted to use my house and carefully planned each room to maximise its potential and liveability. Leo has seriously improved my home in ways I never would have considered without her.”
Joseph Tan, Peckham home renovation
"We have been incredibly happy with the work that Leo did with us. We were looking for a designer to
help us furnish several rooms in our new home. Leo took the time to understand our needs and what we wanted from each room. She found excellent pieces and solutions that we never would have considered. The bespoke joinery she
commissioned for us from Bench had a huge impact and has given a really unique feel to each room. And we would never have been so brave with colour choices without Leo’s encouragement, although she didn’t try to push us too far! Leo was a pleasure to work with and the whole process was very smooth. The end result is a home where we can really enjoy each space and everything works beautifully together."
Homeowner, Victorian Terrace Brockley