Coterie Crush on Design Darling Lauren Leonard from Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida

May 9 2013

by Cheri Leavy

We have a Coterie Crush on Lauren Leonard. We met her at the Southern C Summit last week and loved her energy and enthusiasm for her design business and the South.

We enjoyed catching up with Lauren after she got back from her trip to Jekyll Island and we discussed some of her latest loves. Here are her favorites.

Fabric collection:

Oh, so many. Quadrille, Elizabeth Hamilton and Peter Dunham

China pattern:

Sao Paulo by Poc A Poc

Design blog:

Good Bones, Great Pieces

Paint color:

Benjamin Moore Vale Mist….it’s the perfect neutral that’s not beige!


Cote D’ Azur by SedaFrance

Antiques Shop:

The Antique Market (Jacksonville)


Wendy Martin

Interior designer:

Melanie Davis, Tim Barber, and Melissa Ervin


Design books….I pick one up everywhere I travel and make a note of where it came and the date on the inside cover.

Southern Essential:

Outdoor dining and good bar-b-que (and a good cocktail doesn’t hurt either!)

Lauren’s style in five words or less:

Classics are a sure thing.

Lauren has a great blog, The Cottage Mix, and we appreciate and enjoyed her post about The Southern C Summit. Thrilled she joined us!

Also ENJOY spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –

Cullen O’Steen of Cullen & Co Interior Design

Holly Phillips of The English Room

Anna Kristin Yarbrough and Cameron Weaver of Interior Canvas

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design

Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors

Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors

Haskell Harris of Haskell Harris Creative

Tami Ramsay of Tami Ramsay Design

Mary Bryan Peyer of Mary Bryan Peyer Designs

Susan Hable of Hable Construction

Shani Gilcrest



Cheri Leavy View More Blog Posts from this Author

Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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2 responses on “Coterie Crush on Design Darling Lauren Leonard from Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida

  1. angeerobertson

    Way to go Lauren!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren at the conference and we both live in Jacksonville but didn’t know each other prior to the conference. We live 10 minutes from each other. Thanks for connecting us Cheri through your wonderful conference.

  2. cherileavy Post author

    Angee, I am loving hearing about all the new connections made at the Summit! This week I have gone through all the attendees websites to check them out and it sure is an impressive bunch!

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