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Leeza Designs

Elizabeth Barnes

color consultant, interior decorator, interior redesigner

Elizabeth Barnes

Oakland, CA

Leeza was recently reviewed in CRAVE and her style has been described as "Artistic, Fun and Transformative."

I love beautiful things. And, I believe that being surrounded in an environment that you truly love nurtures the soul. So, whether you want a look that says relaxed retreat, redefined modern or comfortably chic, I can help you create that timeless and fluid design throughout your home. Together, we can determine your style and transform your home within your set budget.

I have a BS in Business Administration, 1994, with a Marketing Concentration and a minor in Communications.

I attended UC Berkeley, 2000, School of Interior Design and Interior Architecture with 4.0 GPA

I have taken continuing education courses through International Design and Decorating Professionals, 2004

Currently, I am enrolled at Academy of Art University, Master's Program, Interior Architecture, 3.9 GPA

I spent 8 years in the field of Advertising working on such clients as Aspen Skiing Company, Saturn Automobile, eBay, Discover Card, Polaroid, Eddie Bauer and eluxury.com.

I have now worked for 13 years in Interior Design. I began my career at Albie Johnston Designs and launched Leeza Designs in July 2002.

I am also a member of the SF Design Center, Student ASID, NKBA.


The design services that I offer include: remodeling, accessorizing, custom furniture, wall treatment, faux finishes, window treatment, flooring, color consulting and lighting. I work with a variety of vendors and manufacturers, including those only offered to interior designers.

Please contact for a FREE 1 hour consultation to briefly discuss your project, my portfolio and contract. I look forward to meeting you.


I've had a long association with Leeza. I call her back again and again with new projects because she has excellent ideas, an eye for color and up to the minute fabric and tile selections. She expresses her opinions, but allows me to make my own choices. She also is great at anticipating problems and solves them quickly when they do arise. She is a joy to work with and I look forward to working with her again soon. - Terri T., Castro Valley, CA

With all the other homes on the market, we knew selling our home was going to be a challenge. We decided that staging our home would give it that extra special touch. We hired Leeza and she turned the ordinary into the extraordinary. MOre than 400 prospective buyers toured our home. The bottom-line... we got exactly what we wanted and we thank Leeza for making it so warm, elegant and inviting. - Patrick B., El Cerrito, CA

Leeza worked with us to select area rugs for our home. She took us to several hidden resources. And, after she finished negotiations, we were below budget! Best of all, we love the rugs and how they complement the look and feel our our home. - Sharon D., San Francisco, CA

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