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Meet Leah Atkins of Leah Atkins Design in Lawrenceville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah Atkins.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have wanted to be an interior designer for as long as I can remember. In 2nd grade, my teacher handed out a piece of paper that asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. I wrote “interior designer”. My high school offered an interior design course my senior year, which solidified my passion. I attended a four-year college right out of high school. After graduation, I struggled to find a job in the industry. I ended up working at a furniture store for a year before quitting to focus on my own interior design business. Since then, Atlanta has helped us to grow and become the successful firm that we are today.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There will always be struggles with following your dreams (especially when they involve starting your own business), but I have never regretted my decision. Atlanta is a big and diverse city, so it’s a great place to be a designer. There has always been an ample number of potential clients, but finding the right clients was our biggest challenge in the beginning.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Leah Atkins Design – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a full-service interior design firm. We specialize in both residential and commercial design, which involves everything from accessorizing a space to complete remodels and new builds. We are known for our ability to design to a wide variety of styles as well as getting to know the client and creating a space that best fits their lifestyle.

As a designer, I love the opportunity to truly make a difference in people’s lives. A lot of the time, it gets passed off as a profession that is solely “decorating” and therefore not necessary. A good design provides the client with a space that functions optimally to their specific needs as well as creates an environment that affects the mood of every person that enters. We are proud to be a part of our clients’ lives.

We also love being involved in the local community. We have done pro bono projects for non-profits as well as participated in community events and career days.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We look forward to continuing our path as a high-end design firm and growing as a business. We hope to take on projects across the country and make an even bigger name for ourselves than just in the Atlanta market.

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Image Credit:
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn Photography
Adam Pendleton Photography

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