The Interview — Leslie Jenkins, Designer and Blue Print Co-Owner
Leslie Jenkins is the owner of design firm Jenkins Interiors and co-owner of Blue Print, a home furnishing store in uptown Dallas. Her background in interior design and art history and her passion for European influences enable her to transform every space into an oasis for her clientele. From architectural consulting and space planning to full-scale residential interior design, her firm has offered clients a truly singular design experience for more than two decades. Leslie's designs represent the perfect juxtaposition of bespoke furnishings, contemporary and mid-century designs, hand-selected antiques, artwork, and accents from around the world.
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Favorite Instagram account to follow:
@blue_print_store - Blue Print's instagram gives me my daily dose of design.
Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession (restaurant, café, food brand/product):
If you are ever in New York City you have to try the restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda in Soho. Their Mediterranean breakfast is delicious!
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Your motto in life:
“Be kind, you never know what is going on in someone else’s life.”
Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:
I just read The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I love a book that is written through the eyes of each character and has a twist at the end.
Your go-to power outfit:
My favorite look is jeans, heels and a blazer. I feel best in a casual professional look, allowing me to meet at a job-site or with clients.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
It’s a three way tie! Lucite, brass and wallpaper.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
I have always wanted to learn how to play golf. I love being outside, and I could play it with my son.
Your celebrity crush and why:
No doubt, Audrey Hepburn. Her grace, her beauty, her poise and her timeless fashion will always be inspiring.
Cocktail of choice:
I love Deep Eddy’s grapefruit vodka and soda with a twist.
If you weren’t [insert career], you’d be a:
If I weren’t an interior designer, I would be a fashion illustrator.