Design is personal – and at Kaleidoscope Designs we understand every project is unique because each client and their home are unique. Owners Leslie Lockhart and Jennifer Owens are experienced at creating individual and beautifully designed spaces for any budget. The design process is a collaborative one and an open exchange of ideas is required to ensure we have a good understanding of your goals and how you wish to approach them. You can trust that we will deliver a design that directly reflects your personality and style.
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Originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Leslie comes from a large family with a history in construction, masonry and design. As a graduate of the Advanced Interior Design Program at Algonquin College, Leslie began her career in Toronto before returning to make her home in Ottawa. A lengthy background in retail sales provides her with extensive custom furniture knowledge, lasting supplier relationships and a passion for exceptional customer service. Becoming a Project Manager in a design firm honed her budgeting, time management and communication skills. It also provided her with an understanding of the various complications that will arise during any project, and how to resolve them quickly and efficiently. Leslie balances her design career with a busy home life, raising two children – Milo and Georgia- with her hardworking, and ever helpful husband Kenny. In her almost non-existent free time, Leslie is an accomplished artist and continues to paint and exhibit whenever possible. Most times she is staying up late reading from her never-ending stack of books when she should be maximizing her sleep time; but life is too short and we should all make time for small pleasures.
A native of Ottawa, Jenn is a graduate of Information Technology at Algonquin College and holds a BA in Classics, Religion and Humanities from Carleton University. Working as an Administrative Assistant for several years developed her organizational and communication skills before she became an Office Manager in a local design firm. Co-ordinating ad campaigns, TV and trade show appearances, written publications and radio spots, as well as scheduling appointments, client projects, deliveries and installations has refined her multi-tasking abilities. Jenn knows the importance of client communications and feels strongly about the need for excellent customer service. Her skill to oversee all phases of a design project from planning to implementation, while ensuring nothing is overlooked, is a perfect example of her attention to detail in all matters. In her free time Jenn indulges in her love of reading, event planning and the occasional hike through the trails in Ottawa’s west end. She is an avid Ottawa Senators and Redblacks fan, and a long-time supporter of the Humane Society and their work. Day trips allow Jenn to let out her inner foodie by experiencing locally grown products and services, which is a key business principle she brings to Kaleidoscope Designs.
When Jenn and Leslie decided to combine their knowledge and experience to create Kaleidoscope Designs, little did they know what a formidable design team they would become. They were co-workers for several years before deciding to start their own design company. One in which exceptional customer service is a priority and focus. Together they provide clients with a unique collection of skills and expertise, enabling them to solve problems and keep projects on budget while providing clients with superior results every time. From full-scale renovations, to refreshing a room with new furnishings or a simple design consultation, Kaleidoscope Designs is your solution.