Meet Leslie Ginnes.

- North Carolina’s matchless home staging, home styling, floral and event designer -

Passionate Designer & Visual Advisor

Creating spaces and moments that are felt, not just seen

Meet Leslie

Leslie Ginnes is a passionate designer, guiding her clients through an intentional discovery process that breathes life, meaning, balance and positivity into living spaces and special occasions. She is devoted to creating spaces and moments that are felt not just seen. Through her focus on details and due respect for budgets, Leslie is truly a trusted visual advisor.

She believes the foundation of success is understanding the motivation and stories behind any event or living space to learn what will resonate with the business audience, homeowner, guest of honor or attending guests.

Cinematic Inspiration

Throughout her career, Leslie has approached each design project with a relentless focus on detail, elements of the unexpected, and creating the appropriate mood. This method comes from her film industry experiences with world-renowned and gifted artists from around the globe.   Working alongside them, Leslie learned the importance of framing the scene from Oscar-winning cinematographers while Art directors showed her the power of the perfectly placed object transforming bare soundstages into other worlds.

Leslie channels these talents and integrates them with the special experiences, details, and personality of her clients to produce special moments to delight and inspire.

Collaborative Design for Businesses, Special Occasions, and Individuals

Her work with corporate event planners, individuals, wedding planners, and real estate companies has produced business building environments and special events to share appreciation, encourage trusted relationships, close business deals and celebrate the unique qualities of an occasion.

My Services.

The Organizing Agent of Joy

Styling & Staging

Styling | Be inspired.

Your home is filled with opportunities to surround yourself with positive and personal spaces for inspiration in your daily life.  Leslie serves as your trusted visual advisor to repurpose your existing items or add select pieces to design personal inspiration into your home.

 

Staging | Create an aspirational lens for others.

Designing with buyer personas in mind is a strategic need for many real estate professionals and property owners.  Leslie works with sellers and agents to depersonalize homes and redress them with buyer personas in mind to help shorten the sales process.

Corporate Event Design

Brand extensions to fuel business relationships.

Strategic choices are an integral part of business goals.  That said, intentional creative and design choices can help establish an environment of trust and showcase exceptional attention to detail.  Leslie has shared her industry agnostic design talents with small-to-medium sized firms and Fortune 500 companies in California and the east coast. She has created brand extension experiences for business meetings, music festivals, and commemorative corporate occasions.

Floral Design

Tell your story with natural elements that infuse joy with the unexpected.

Every occasion has a special mood that gets a boost from custom floral designs. Leslie works with clients to guide the discovery of texture, height, meaningful objects and various floral combinations to authentically reflect the guests, honoree and occasion. She views each event as a new story to be shared and embraces the use of traditional and unexpected items such as chairs, trees and chandeliers in her floral designs. Leslie believes that none of us are one thing; she helps weave together the unexpected elements in us all.

Personal Event Design

Visual experiences that are felt, not just seen.

The creation of authentic moments is inspired by your story, experiences, and meaningful items that resonate with you. Anniversaries, special birthdays and romantic dinners provide the opportunity for Leslie to discover the personal uniqueness of the guest of honor and bring it to life for the occasion. She has created a British garden, an art gallery, and included living art at client events to produce remarkable and personal experiences for guests.

Testimonials.

Over the years, Leslie assisted my crafting of letters to clients and vendors, marketing and promotional materials, making sure I was explaining myself well.
She helped me to better communicate my intent, clearly and kindly.

Her command of the English language, choice of words, interpretation of my wishes, patience and the added dash of flair to my messages helped my business in a very positive way.  I highly recommend her services.

-Veronica San Martin Owner Orcas Events

It isn’t often that the investment of Staging a property for sale pays off so obviously and directly for an owner. However in the case of Leslie’s staging skills, , her services were an excellent investment for my client. Leslie transformed a house that was constructed and furnished in the mid-1980s into a home that felt welcoming and contemporary for buyers. She was able to work within the owner’s budget and creatively reuse items in the house to pull together a cohesive look in a three level 4000 square foot home. Leslie’s help made my job easier since my client felt the house was being presented in a beautiful manner and we were doing everything possible to make the home stand out in a buyer’s market. I highly recommend the Real Estate staging services provided by Leslie Ginnes/Petals and Twist

-Mary Clure Owner Broker Orcas Island Realty

“First of all, WOW!!! That was an amazing wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. I mean, really. I have never seen such FANTASTIC, CREATIVE, FUN, UNPRETENTIOUS details and I have been to a few weddings. The whole thing was just perfect.”

-Amy Benson, Non Fiction Photography

Petals and Twist (sic:)Patina was prompt, easy to talk to, and completely professional at every turn. Leslie did a great job of talking me through the process of envisioning what our flowers might look like by sending photos along with the descriptions. On the wedding day the space began looking nice, but by the time the flowers were delivered and the tables were filled with flowers, everything looked truly stunning and even more beautiful than I had imagined!

Jaadi and Jeffrey July 2014

Planning on listing your home? Leslie is your #1 choice. When my colleague and I listed 8 newly built Craftsman Cottages they had not been selling.  Our first step was to bring Leslie in. She assessed the situation, saw they had a good product that was lacking in imagination for the buyer. Her choice was to stage two cottages buying a collection for two homes keeping within a small budget  Very tastefully done, very attractive and very on target.  She is amazing. I am happy to say all cottages were sold in one year.  The last two buyers were lucky enough to purchase separately the lovely furniture and accessories.  Yes she is superb at design, weddings and floral….but do not forget her talent for staging homes to sell.

-Gwyneth Burrill  Windermere Real Estate -Orcas Island

Rarely outside of a major metropolitan area do you find someone with Leslie’s aesthetic, creativity, design sense, and production experience. I first sought out Leslie when I needed help with two different but connected client events that took place over several days and on large properties in the same month. She helped to design and execute a cohesive look for both events from the floral arrangements, to the place settings, to the Pendleton blankets around the fire. She worked magic for me and my client in an environment of super high expectations, limited time, and where being able to work as a team was essential. I wish all of my remote location events involved someone like Leslie.

Jessica Rubie – Personal Assistant/Event Manager

Leslie,

You are amazing! Thank you SOOOOOO much!!!!! Words cannot express how much I LOVED the flowers. They were simply exquisite. I was in tears of joy when I first saw my flower bouquet and all the flower corsets. And the dinner table and wedding cake flowers were beyond my imagination beautiful. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Our wedding could not have been any better. Thank you for making it happen.

Sincerely, Kacy August 2015