Leslie Lovell, founder of Town Center Interior Design Las Vegas, is a well-known Interior Designer for over three decades and a successful entrepreneur. She is also a media personality and hosts her radio show “Home Sweet Home”. Leslie was the Interior Design columnist for the local newspaper for eight years. She wrote a Q&A column which appeared in the real estate section every Sunday. Leslie has also won multiple awards for her incredible window treatment designs.
Interview by Stephen Thompson, Ph.D.
Welcome to OpenBeast. Tell us about yourself.
Schooled in N.Y.C. for Fashion & Interior Design and have a B.S. Raised in an Interior Design Studio. My Dad is an Interior Designer also. It was a family business and I started greeting clients and selling wall-coverings and fabrics at 13 years old in my father’s shop. I then went to Design School after high school to study and get a formal education. Come from a very cultural background. Parents very much into the arts. As a child toured art galleries, museums, frequent patron of Radio City Music Hall in N.Y.C., Broadway shows, etc. As a teenager designed and made all my own clothing and spent hours in pattern/sewing stores selecting fabrics and drawing fashion. Also made chair cushions and curtains as a teenager.
Talk about your passion.
Interior Design was in my bones from as far back as I can remember. Creating everything was my passion. I loved cooking, singing (which I studied professionally), baton twirling, sewing, designing, writing poetry and short stories. I did all this as a child and just continued with it in my adult life.
So what is “Town Center Interior Design” all about?
Town Center Interior Design is a full service Interior Design firm. We start at conception of a design plan for a client’s home and take it to completion including construction, specifying, purchasing, delivery and installation.
What other related services do you offer?
We do everything related to the Interior and Exterior of the home including landscape design and pool design.
Talk to us about your radio and writing experiences, and do you still host radio shows?
I wrote for the Las Vegas Review Journal/Sun Newspaper for eight years. I had a column in the Real Estate section every Sunday and had many followers. I gave advice and tips on how to design your home, how and where to shop for the best products for your home. I also was a frequent guest star on a TV show in Las Vegas called “The House Detective” which was a Real Estate Show and also gave advice and tips to the viewing audience. I now have a radio show called “Home Sweet Home” every Wednesday morning 11:00 a.m., Pacific Coast Time on KLAV1230AM.COM. Also on vegasallnetradio.com where our shows are archived. The show is about current events, interior design, fashion, cooking, outdoor living, travel, beauty, health, etc. We have a listening audience of over two million. www.facebook.com/HomeSweetHomeRadio.
What is your one big achievement thus far?
I designed Citibank Nevada, also the Summer Mansion of Governor Hamilton in Hagerstown, Md., have done NFL and NBA players homes, restaurant moguls homes, etc..
Any upcoming initiatives you would like to discuss?
Hope to take my talk show into syndication in the future. Also developing another website for design advice.
What are your leisure time activities?
I love to cook, play with my beautiful little spaniel, do charity work and travel.