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"For me, it's not just about designing beautiful spaces... it's about helping my clients to enjoy their lifestyle through innovative yet timeless design that feels inspiring, well collected, authentic and comfortable." ~ Leanne Michael 


Our firm specializes in all aspects of interior design, kitchen and bath design, garden design and entertaining which includes fine european floral design and holiday decorating.. all under one fabulous umbrella!  


We are known for being extremely creative, spot-on and resourceful with every interior, kitchen & bath, landscape or holiday project we are awarded to design. Leanne Michael loves to hunt for treasures to achieve a well collected home and exhausts ways to stretch a dollar without compromise to exceptional quality and design. But more importantly, we truly care about our clientele and bring all their wants and needs to fruition gracefully all while staying within allocated budgets and timeframes. Plus, its our pleasure to make the process extremely fun and find ways to make it as stress free as possible! 


You can view portions of our portfolio on Houzz.com

We hope to hear from you soon! Happy Designing!


**5% of profits are donated to charities committed to abolishing animal cruelty**

TESTIMONIALS

★★★★★   35+ Reviews

Relationship: Client

Honored to have remodeled our kitchen with Leanne Michael LUXE Lifestyle Design. From the beginning I told her I get bored easily and so I was looking to design an “interesting space”. She was the perfect collaborator. Thank you Leanne Michael. We are more than thrilled with the outcome. I’m never bored!Read More

Relationship: Client

This past year I purchased a fixer upper beach cottage in Rosarito Mexico. A neighbor of mine recomended Leanne to help me figure out how to make the best use of the space and take best advantage of my views. Leanne has been a dream come true in this renovation. Her ideas are always inspiring, she listens and comes up with really creative solutions and she’s very conscientious with her approach to spending the limited budget I have to work with. Can’t say enough wonderful things about working with her. Thank you Leanne from the bottom of my heart you’ve truly helped me to create a classic and comfortable house to spend my retirement years in.Read More

Relationship: Client

Some advice that I have for homeowners seeking professional assistance for improving home decor is to read and review all contracts fully before writing a deposit check. Unfortunately, We had an awful experience dealing with Leanne that cost us $7500 with no return on investment. In good faith, My wife wrote a check to Leanne for a $10K as a deposit to get the work started on improving our home. Leanne cashed that check the same day and two weeks went by with no response or contact from her as she was on a vacation in Mexico. With no update or progress and realizing nothing was getting done, we finally read the fine print of the contract and were startled to learn that she would be up-charging 35% on all purchases, in addition to the 10K Fee. A serious double dip. None of this information was disclosed or discussed in the conversations leading up to my wife writing the check. Doing the math and realizing the project would cost much more than we had anticipated, we decided to back out. At this point, the only proof of work we saw was a single email with results from a Craig's list search result for a game table(that was already sold). Upon backing out, via a discussion on the phone, we asked for our money back, minus any work she had done at her $250/hr rate (Lawyers charge this much). At this point, she became shifty and started talking about losing clients because she was focusing on our project. But all we had was one email from the Craig's list search. A month later, she produced statements, claiming that she had actually done work for us, charging us $250/hour for "internet searches" and "pulling fabric" that we saw zero results or benefit from. In sum, It took us 3 months for her to write us a check for $2500 after she subtracted her charges for the work she claimed she had done. The one star is for the fact that she did refund us $2500, but I do not think she did much actual work for us. We saw no return on our money spent. This was a very sad experience in our lives, losing $7500 for our lack of caution and too much good faith. My advice for all is to be cautious and read/review all contracts before handing some one a large deposit. My wife chose her solely based on the rave reviews from this site, but our experience wasn't so good.Read More

Relationship: Client

Leanne is fabulously talented in everything she touches. She has renovated my entire coastal home in Rosarito Beach and it is beautiful. She’s easy to work with, she LISTENS to what you want and has access to numerous, efficient resources. Her ideas are presented in marvelous drawings with alternatives that help you tailor each detail to your desires. My husband and I are very impressed with the depth of her experience and knowledge. I would never use anyone but her!Read More

Relationship: Other

Leanne is simply the best! She has a timeless style with class and grace. She listens to just what the customer wants and knows how to work with exactly what you are looking for or even dreaming of. Living in the beautiful Santaluz area we knew right away she was the one to call. She does it all and is just a joy to work with. Thank you Leanne for going above and beyond and being you!Read More

Relationship: Client

Leanne is an extremely creative designer. I just love her ideas, and she provided alternative ways to fulfill my goals. I was impressed how she thinks outside the house(box). On top of her designing ability, she also will save you money and time by locating accessories, appliances, fixture, etc... for your home, and she works with a quality contractor that does the improvements. I appreciate her easy turn key process. Businessman, A. FineRead More

Relationship: Client

My wife and I bought a Tuscan farmhouse style home in Santaluz three years ago. We liked everything about it except the kitchen, which was unimaginative and lacked the high end appliances. We contacted Leanne and she came to our house and described her services. She was in tune with what we were looking for, so we engaged her. She introduced us to some contractors and a local cabinet company. We signed their contracts and Leanne started designing, with my wife as the primary feedback person. Not only was Leanne's designs incredible, but she also made suggestions as to how to incorporate the side rooms to the kitchen (pantry, wine room and butler's pantry.) She also designed all the lighting as well as selecting antique hardware. The end product is the center piece of the home and we are ecstatic with what she designed!Read More

Relationship: Client

Can we add more stars please? Simply the very BEST designer in San Diego. She is your one-stop-shop to creative genius. She took an outdated/old kitchen and turned it into Magic. She stayed on budget (which in her business is unheard of) and completed the project on-time (which is also unheard of). If you are looking for the VERY best and you need your project to be a "WOW".... look no further.... Thank you Leanne for making a dream become reality!!!Read More

Relationship: Client

Leanne Michael gave my wife and me the "dream kitchen" of our lives with a recent remodel. She did wonders given the limited budget we gave her and was totally involved with not only the design, but overall construction of the kitchen. She stayed within budget and provided us with many wonderful options for our review. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering any type of remodel. She is wonderful to work with!Read More

Relationship: Client

AMAZING, AMAZING...... Did I say AMAZING? Leanne and her wonderful team are the best! They not only accomdated my budget but were truly the best designers I have ever worked with. She & her team are complete professional's and finished my project in a day which was spectacular!!! Her creativity is second to none. Leanne truly made my house a "HOME"!!!Read More

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