Hilmar Meyer-Bosse

Leslie Allen's passion for beauty has inspired a 25-year career in interior design, retail, and photo styling. She opened the doors to her interior design business in 1990, and has designed a wide range of residential projects, from contemporary beach houses to clapboard farmhouses to expansive family homes.  Leslie’s warm, eclectic style quickly became a favorite among magazine editors and her work has appeared in House Beautiful, Country Home, Traditional Home, Self, Glamour, and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. She has also served as a contributing editor to American Homestyle and Country Home magazines.

        Leslie currently focuses on interior design projects in Connecticut, New England and beyond. Her “enviable yet attainable” style, as House Beautiful dubbed it, is inviting, cozy and unabashedly pretty while still being clean, tailored and fresh.  She has a talent for communicating with clients and intuiting what they want, so that their homes don’t just look the way they want, but “feel the way they want them to feel,” says Leslie. “I want my clients to fall in love with their house, the way I am with mine.” That timeless appeal and innate sense of what makes a house livable and lovable is what makes her clients such devoted lifelong fans.  As American Homestyle said, “If the word ‘cozy’ didn’t already exist, Leslie Allen would have coined it.”

        Leslie’s interior design practice has its roots in her early work as a photo stylist for such icons as Martha Stewart and Ralph Lauren. A “visual perfectionist” (Glamour) and incurable collector from an early age, Leslie opened an antiques store in her hometown of Westport, Connecticut, and her keen eye and stylish mix of vintage finds and one-of-a kind pieces made her a sought-after resource for locals and New York City design professionals alike.