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Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .

 

DENISE MCGAHA

DENISE ...

Denise  McGaha  Interiors  delivers  fashionable,  diverse,  and  adventurous  designs  for  clients  who  live  on  the  fast  track;  specializing  in  turn-key,  concierge-level  service  delivered  in  90  days  or  less.  Denise’s  Trademarked  process  for  “Designing  with  a  Deadline”  makes  her  the  go-to  designer  for  clients  who  want  luxury,  but  not  the  wait.  By  offering  Deadline  Driven  Design  solutions  since  2001,  her  discriminating  clientele  receive  exhilarating  interior  design,  coupled  with  prompt,  and  nimble,  completion  of  their  luxury  project.  Denise  McGaha  Interiors,  is  consistently  ahead  of  the  curve,  

 not  just  influencing  interior  fashion,  but  often  dictating  it.  Denise’s  sophisticated  methodology,  and  solid  business  acumen,  evolved  through  her  decade  in  the  corporate  landscape  of  luxury  retailer,  Neiman  Marcus,  where  she  honed  her  well-trained  eye,  and  was  an  integral  part  of  the  team  that  launched  NeimanMarcus.com.

 

Often  tapped  as  an  interior  design  influencer,  Denise,  and  her  design  projects,  have  been  featured  in  national  advertising  campaigns  for  luxury  manufacturers  including  Miele,  Loloi  Rugs,  and  Silestone  by  Cosentino.  As  a  Trendspotter  for  Cosentino,  Denise  was  part  of  the  design  team  that  developed  new  and  innovative  countertop  designs  for  Silestone  and  her  kitchen  designs  for  Cosentino/Kohler/Benjamin  Moore  were  featured  in  House  Beautiful  (Sept  2017).  Denise  has  also  been  a  designer  for  Curated  Kravet,  designing  rooms  for  their  Quick-  Ship  furnishings  and  accessories  collections,  which  complement  her  “Designing  with  a  Deadline”  philosophy.

 

Denise’s  projects  have  been  featured  in  top  shelter  publications  including  House  Beautiful,  Traditional  Home,  Luxe  Magazine,  Modern  Luxury  Interiors,  and  D  Home.  Her  work  has  been  featured  in  design  books  by  Susanna  Salk,  including  Decorate  Fearlessly,  and  It’s  The  Little  Things  and  Christmas  at  Designers’  Homes  Across  America  by  Patricia  McMillan.  Her  work  will  also  be  featured  in  the  upcoming  Southern  Style  Now  book  by  Robert  Leleux.

 

Denise  had  the  privilege  of  being  named  the  2014-2016  Brand  Ambassador  for  Currey  &  Co,  she  is  an  alumni  of  the  coveted  Brizo  Blogger  19,  and  she  has  traveled  across  the  country  as  a  member  of  the  Design  Leadership  Network.  She  is  a  frequent  speaker  on  the  business  of  design,  and  design  efficiencies  at  High  Point  Market,  Dallas  Market,  and  ADAC  and  has  had  the  honor  of  being  selected  to  design  several  showhouse  rooms,  including  the  coveted  Hamptons  Designer  Showhouse  in  Sag  Harbor,  NY,  The  Modernism  Showhouse  at  the  Christopher  Kennedy  Compound  in  Palm  Springs,  CA,  The  Southern  Style  Now  Showhouse  in  New  Orleans,  LA  and  Savannah,  GA  and  Dallas  Decorators  Showhouse  in  Dallas,  TX.  Denise  currently  has  product  designs  with  Materials  Marketing,  LTD  and  will  be  announcing  two  new  product  lines  for  wallpaper,  fabric,  lighting  and  furnishings  in  2018.

Check out Denise on Social Media
Website: www.denisemcgaha.com
Instagram: @denisemcgaha #designingwithadeadline #dmdesign (instagram.com/denisemcgaha)
Facebook: @DeniseMcGahaInteriors (facebook.com/DeniseMcGahaInteriors
Twitter: @DeniseMcGaha (twitter.com/denisemcgaha)
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