Leslie Hendrix Wood is a designer with a traditional aesthetic who knows how to bring a modern edge to her designs, adeptly balancing old and new. Always working with a high attention to detail, she offers multiple design packages to meet a range of clients needs. Leslie writes regularly about her work and offers relevant design information, and tips on Hadley Court – her interior design blog, celebrating gracious living, timeless design, and family traditions. She aims to create spaces that are welcoming homes for her clients – inspired equally by her clients’ tastes, and the architecture of the home. She strives to make a timeless environment, to be enjoyed by clients as a family home for multiple generations.
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Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?
My design aesthetic is traditional with a modern twist, that perfectly balances the new with the old.
What do you love about using antiques in your designs?
I love to use antiques in my designs. In my opinion, an antique in any room is a necessity. Antiques help to ground a space and add a timeless sensibility.
What inspires you?
Inspiration is everywhere. I am often inspired by nature and how colors combine in such an interesting way. Travel inspires me most. I love to study architectural styles and design aesthetics in other countries.
What can you never have too much of?
I can never have too many dishes. I never met a dish I didn’t like. I love to entertain and create beautiful table tops.
If you could design for a fictional character who would it be and why?
I would have loved to design for Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. I loved the grand, opulent style of the 1920’s with its gilded mansions, luxurious cars, and marble swimming pools.
The tenets Leslie Hendrix Wood lives by for her life, her business and her award winning blog, Hadley Court, are gracious living, timeless design, and family traditions. Leslie creates homes for her clients where memories and traditions can be made, and a family legacy can be created, which will last for generations. Leslie’s design aesthetic is deeply rooted in tradition. She is a master of color and texture and designs each room layer by layer to give a sense of history and timeless elegance. Wood begins the design process by starting with the bones of the home to create a story, which reveals the heart and soul of her clients. A home should reflect the owner’s life experiences. Leslie strives to create rooms that are livable and luxurious. The home should be comfortable and a place to gather, converse and relax.
Leslie Hendrix Wood offers couture design, which is completely tailored to each client and their desires. Her business background, as well as her MBA, serves as an asset during the design process. She understands budgets and deadlines and knows how to ensure that the design process runs seamlessly. Leslie’s blog, Hadley Court, won the Best New Interior Design Blog by the Design Blogger’s Conference in 2013. The blog was named one of the Top 25 Design Blogs to follow in 2014 by Flip Key, a division of TripAdvisor, and has garnered mentions in House Beautiful and D Magazine. She has served on the host committee for Sneak Peek at Dallas Market Center and as a Style Spotter for High Point Market. Leslie is a Martha Stewart contributor.
Leslie believes that life should be “A Celebration of Fine Living.” She feels “blessed to have been given the gift of design and the ability to enrich the lives of others.”