Lesley Turner from Interiors for You - Designer Profile, July 2015

Friday, August 07, 2015

Lesley Turner is the owner of Interiors For You, a successful business based in Bowral, NSW since 1987. Interiors For You specialises in interior design and decoration of new and existing homes, colour consultation, re-upholstery and sourcing of home furnishings.

Lesley was born and raised in Bowral. As her business has grown she has moved her store three times during the past 28 years. Interiors For You is an institution for interior decoration in the Southern Highlands area with a reputation for providing an outstanding range of high quality fabrics and trims from Australia and overseas, window furnishings, home wares, furniture and more.

BQ Design met with Interiors for You. Read our interview below.

Introducing Interiors for You

 “I always aim to achieve the expectations of my clients. Providing them with beautiful interiors that suit their taste and they are more than happy with” said Lesley.

“Many of my customers are repeat customers, requiring additional interior design assistance as their homes expand, their tastes change or new homes are acquired. I’ve worked in retail for 35 years and love dealing with people. I have established long term friendships with many of my customers” said Lesley.

Lesley’s clients are mainly residential and range from Sydney-siders relocating to the Southern Highlands or establishing a weekend retreat, and local residents, Canberra and Wollongong based clients building or refreshing their existing homes. Her clients appreciate her honesty and her efforts to always meet their needs. Lesley is renown for her interiors expertise, attention to detail and large range of products offered.

Where do you get your inspiration?

“I wake up every morning thinking about interiors. I live and breathe it and I’m always coming up with new ideas. I’m a thinker and constantly striving to achieve a better look for my customers. I dig deep when consulting with my customers to ensure I’m getting the right feel for the type of home they want to create.   I don’t have time to read the home magazines but I am a fan of Verandah from the United States” said Lesley.

What do you like about your job?

“I love the people and I adore the fabrics. I’m like a child in a candy store when the reps arrive with new releases of fabric ranges. I’m always relating the latest fabric releases to a particular job I’m working on at the time. And of course, I’m always aiming for an end result with a happy customer, a beautiful home and another job well done” Lesley said.

What trends do you like in soft furnishings at the moment?

“Bowral is quite a traditional area but with the influx of Sydney residents there has been a small move away from classical country to minimalism with colour. For me colour creates energy. I love working with natural fibres and I’m a bit of a linen queen” said Lesley.

What are the benefits of partnering with BQ Design?

“You can rely on the product arriving without fault and if there is a problem there is never an issue to repair.  I can also rely on BQ Design to give me the advice I might need from time to time. Some jobs can be complicated and the customer service team is excellent in their understanding of the end result product you are trying to achieve. I also have an amazing working relationship with Prem who is the guru of soft furnishings. I have been a customer of BQ Design for over 15 years and they are a huge part of my business” said Lesley.


Contact Lesley Turner and Interiors for You:

Address: Shop 5, The Old Co-op, Station Street, Bowral NSW 2576

Email: decorating@interiorsforyou.com.au

Phone: (02) 4861 4677


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