Testimonials

We hired Leslie to help with a main floor reno and exterior overhaul. Leslie has a great eye! She is able to work with your individual style, yet has the confidence to let you know when something just doesn’t work. She is flexible in her approach and level of involvement and truly knows how to make a space look fabulous.
— Kari Pope
Leslie is very professional and has a keen design eye. She respects a clients’ budget and has access to great product sources at very fair pricing. She referred us to a fantastic contracting company that has been the best we have ever used on a large scale project as this was, which we are very grateful for. She has acted as an intermediary with the contractors, electricians, plumbers etc all allowing us as the homeowners to not have to spend as much time on this aspect of the cottage renovation. Leslie has made herself available at any time there has been the need to reconvene to make decisions at major junction points in the process. She has respected us as homeowners that are seasoned renovators that want to be involved and care about the details. She has collaborated with us bringing the project to its best outcome, which we love. Leslie has helped us create our Nest and has inspired us, evolving our cottage to a personal retreat that we love. Thank you Leslie!!!
— Michele Rowland
The Inspiration Nest made my house a home!
I went through a separation almost a year ago and literally walked away with 2 orange lawn chairs and a small TV. Leslie at The Inspiration Nest has since transformed an empty 3 bedroom house from top to bottom.
We had discussed my budget, goals and style, however I left all decisions in her hands and am so glad I did. She is so incredibly creative and talented!!!
There is flow throughout the entire house and each room is perfectly personalized and incorporates who we are.
It’s such a pleasure to come home at the end of each workday to enjoy my space - it always feels like I’m stepping into a magazine.
Client for life,
— Rhonda Smith
Collaboration at it’s best! From the minute I met with Leslie Appleton, I knew there was magic. She was like an old friend who you could share your wildest dreams with and she would be honest, supportive and most of all on the same page as you. We worked collaboratively on every aspect of renovating my new house. Browns and golds gave way to soft grey and cream with touches of coral. Overseeing an exceptional crew of contractors and suppliers she guided the process with ease, professionalism and a great ability to make changes on the fly. Balancing the ability to determine when to splurge and when to save budget was always top of mind. On reveal day, the end result honestly brought tears to my eyes as she fulfilled my vision for a personal sanctuary. Can’t wait for the next project!!!
— Kelly Semeniuk
I loved working with Leslie and The Inspiration Nest. Over the past 18 months, we completed a full basement and kitchen renovation in collaboration with Accubuilt Construction. She also redesigned our family room. Leslie is a very talented designer that has a clear vision but also ensured that during the creative process my tastes and views were included. I would recommend Leslie to anyone. She is a pleasure to work with!
— Tracy Bryan
Working with Leslie was absolutely wonderful. She is professional, knowledgeable, warm and friendly. This trickled down to her employees as well. Everyone I worked with had me, the customer, in mind. I felt comfortable expressing my thoughts and my vision for my space and boy did she deliver! We are in love with our kitchen and get non stop compliments from our family and friends. Leslie was in our home at 8:00am on a Saturday morning making sure that the work being done was up to her standards. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Leslie!
— Virginia & Brandon Sutton
The Inspiration Nest provides the highest quality service. Leslie was a pleasure to work with and has outstanding style and vision!
— Lisa Tucker