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Meet Lesley Myrick

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lesley Myrick.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always wanted to be an interior designer. From a young age, I found value in creating a space that looked great, was functional and organized and made me feel awesome to be in. I used to ask my dad to rearrange my bedroom furniture because I was too small to move it myself. And I’ve lost track of how many times I re-painted my bedroom as a teenager.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been rearranging rooms, painting, redecorating and reorganizing. I’m passionate about designing spaces that push past the status quo. People so often settle for safe options when decorating – they’re afraid to make a mistake, and they don’t have the confidence to let their true selves shine. I’m committed to helping people bust out of boring because life is too short to waste it with beige walls!

I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident at age 26. My dad worked his whole life so that he could enjoy retirement – and now he’s in poor health and unable to do so. I’ve seen so many people, family members included, not get the time or opportunities they hoped for in life. You may not get more time in the future to create a home you love. You might not be healthy enough to enjoy your home for as long as you’d like. Screw beige. Screw safe! If you love teal, embrace it with an incredible teal sofa you love to curl up on with your kids. If you love pattern and color, let’s design a mix of patterns, colors, and styles that feel authentically you. Your home won’t look like every other one on the block, and that’s okay! In fact, I think it’s totally awesome.

After ten years in the interior design industry (working in both Toronto and Los Angeles) I launched Lesley Myrick Art + Design in 2015 to empower people to embrace what they love and help them bust out of boring homes.

Has it been a smooth road?
It takes courage to push against the grain, and it hasn’t always been easy to be the one embracing colorful offbeat interiors in a season where neutrals and whitewashed farmhouse-inspired spaces are taking over Texas (and the world!). I believe there’s tremendous value in having a strong point of view and knowing where you stand, even when you’re out there all by yourself.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Lesley Myrick Art + Design – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Interior design is all about the mix, and our strength is curating and arranging things from a unique design perspective so the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Our interiors are a quirky but livable mix of vintage and modern, rustic and polished, color and neutrals, masculine and feminine. Our mission is to empower you to embrace what you love and make confident design decisions. We’re all about creating kickass spaces that are livable, delightful, and unexpected.

While residential interior design is our first love, we also rock at boutique retail, small commercial, and restaurant design.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love that Waco has grown and developed so much in the four years I’ve been here, especially in the areas of art and culture (and food!). What I like least is that it’s not closer to Dallas. I love coming into the city to source for clients and wish it were a little closer.

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Image Credit:
Jeff Jones, Rachel Whyte, Lesley Myrick

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