i remember the first time i stepped foot in leigh herzig’s new york loft. she had crafted her own canopy bed, had a long piece of reclaimed wood turned to bench (this was WELL before other’s were following suit,) a ladder where she hung her clothes- the place reeked of effortless cool. it’s like when a girl wears a pair of levi’s and a tee shirt and you can’t stop staring- appears so obviously right- but impossible to mimic. her space gave an instant snapshot of the kind of woman that she is, bohemian, natural, sophisticated, unpretentious, tasteful. when she later moved to LA i went to visit while she was midway through one of her first west coast overhauls, i helped her (or attempted to) paint, watched her pick out finishes, – this was my first taste at what would later become a love for home decor. i met leigh in my early twenties and have ever since been highly inspired by her aesthetic- i give much credit to her for the direction in which i’ve taken, and ‘can do anything’ attitude. no surprise that she has become a brilliant designer/architect/decor maven of homes in LA. her latest masterpiece (which she built from the ground up) is so organic and natural, precisely reflecting her uncomplicated, timeless, fatally chic sense of style. remodelista featured a full article on this breathtaking home- check it out for more details.