Creatively Speaking

The Great Opening Up

I love when people feature my designs on their websites! This wonderful open, bright space was originally a series of smaller dark rooms. The clients wanted a light, classic, functional great room in which to live and entertain. This was accomplished by: Eliminating a small butler’s pantry and opening the kitchen up to the formal …

Home Design for Family and Friends

Sometimes we remodel because items are worn out. Sometimes we want to change function or flow. Sometimes we just want our homes to represent who we are at this point in our lives. Most often, we change design because we want to make our homes more functional, comfortable, and inviting for ourselves, our families, and our friends.

Mindfulness as a Source of Inspiration

Practicing mindfulness is a source of inspiratiion for me because it helps me to stay focused and observant each moment. What I see, hear, feel, smell, and taste in those moments are what inspire my creativity and problem-solving.

Golf as a Metaphor for Life

Golf keeps my mind in the moment. So does design. Paying attention to the moment allows me to appreciate, absorb, and remember the moment while at the same time clearing my mind and reducing stress.

I’m Back!

I am happy to announce the re-opening Leslie Cohen Design. After 20+ years of running my own firm, I took a little “sabbatical” and tried something a bit different. I’ve spent the last 4 1/2 years building a design team for a design-build remodeler. What a wonderful experience that was. Mentoring the design team and …

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