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Décor Maven


In her career as a fashion and photo stylist, Carrie Leskowitz honed her ability to get every last detail just right. Then the Fort Washington resident took a detour seven years ago into interior design. She’s created everything from elegant living rooms to interactive game rooms in homes along the Main Line. “I love the relationships I have with my clients,” says Leskowitz. “It’s great working with them to create spaces they’ll enjoy living in.”

Personal decorating style: Eclectic traditionalism with a dash of drama—but I welcome change.

Favorite room in her house: It’s a tie between my kitchen and my bedroom. If I could put the kitchen in the bedroom, I’d never leave!

Most prized possession: I can only choose one? It would have to be the Fortuny light fixture I got in Venice.

Designer who inspires her: Different ones inspire me for different reasons. I love Jamie Drake’s bold use of color, Miles Redd’s sense of drama and Barry Dixon’s refined elegance.

Design advice she loves to give: Don’t fear color; group objects together for greater impact, rather than having them scattered about.

Colors she couldn’t design without: Unapologetically, beige.

Design element she loves to incorporate into a space: Any organic material.

A room isn’t completely decorated until: Personal mementos, family photos and flowers are in place.

Favorite room to design: The next one.

Her definition of good taste: A harmony among elements—whether fashion or décor—with the ability to edit.

Biggest decorating faux pas: When the scale or balance of a room is off, it always feels awkward.

Three words that sum up her design style: Beautiful, comfortable and personal.

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