Mother. Designer. Business owner. Relationship builder. Lesly Maxwell has earned an abundance of titles over the last 30 years. Today, as the principal of her own firm, Lesly is a creative force and a design visionary who has guided the completion of more than 700 luxury projects for a client roster spanning professional athletes, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives. Once clients are engaged, it’s often the beginning of a lifetime relationship, as they welcome Lesly and her team’s design expertise into multiple homes and projects.
Ms. Maxwell’s proficiencies extend from interior space planning to architecture plan critique to project management for interior renovations—with deep expertise at all points in between. She’s also the first to tell you that she is not for everyone, and she’s perfectly fine with that. Proudly defiant of categorization and unbound by any singular look, Ms. Maxwell is known to work across a multitude of styles and influences, designing everything from dramatic oceanfront estates to a Treasure Island playhouse ship. Her portfolio includes acclaimed design work across South Florida, the Bahamas, the Hamptons, Aspen, Park City, and Costa Rica, with projects that have been featured in national publications and recognized with a number of industry awards. Lesly’s design philosophy features a refined use of materials and textural contrast, lighting effects, and the intelligent application of color.
Lesly also makes it known that she doesn’t do anything alone. She has built her team with intentionality, organizing a talented group of professionals with key skill sets who work alongside her to execute a vision. This steadfast focus on smart collaboration combined with her intimate understanding of the high net-worth buyer has made Lesly Maxwell one of the most respected names in design.
I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.
— Helena Bonham Carter
Design is ultimately a matter of fusing taste with functionality. Our portfolio features an elegantly wide range of themes, cultures and influences—but at the outset of every one, we still start with the fundamentals. What does this space need to deliver? What practical elements are required? These critical elements then become the foundation on which we build our creative process.