“It is a pleasure and a joy to help people express themselves and have happier more fulfilling lives by transforming their environments through interior architecture, design, décor and art”. – Leslie
Owner & Creative Director
Murphy Maude Interiors
Originally from Alabama, Leslie moved to New York in her early career. After working for Columbia University, living near the Chelsea art district, and traveling to cultural centers around the world, life brought her to Memphis in 2009. After much soul searching she decided to leave the world of academic fundraising to pursue her background in Art and her passion for design. In 2013 she launched Design Art, LLC which is now known as Murphy Maude Interiors, a full service residential design firm primarily serving Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta.
While at Auburn University (BA) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (MA), Leslie studied Public Relations, Art and Education. She is self-taught in the field of interior design.
Leslie believes a well-designed space can change emotions and evoke feelings of calmness, happiness and thoughtfulness, ultimately changing the state of mind and improving a person’s quality of life. She also believes the power of good design should not be limited to the very rich or very few.
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