Lynn

Cannon Leake

Owner/ Interior Designer

Lynn has had a lifelong interest in creating comfortable and beautiful homes.  As a child rather than “play” with paper dolls she designed homes for them and in Middle School she did her career report on being an interior designer.  Although there were some detours along the way, the dream was never forgotten.  

With an undergraduate degree in Art Education she taught art in high school for 10 years.  

Eventually extending the artistic bent to a Masters degree in Housing and Design and working for a huge furniture store in Oklahoma City as a design consultant.  Later making a career move to a smaller Norwalk Furniture Store for a more personal experience with clients.

After moving from Edmond, OK to Wilmington in 2004 she and her husband, Sam, and their daughter, Elizabeth, opened a Norwalk franchise store in Mayfaire.  From that store designers offered in home design services and sold mostly Norwalk Furniture.

In 2014 the family started a LUXE Home Interiors store in the Waterford Village Shopping Center in Leland where they expanded the offerings to include Century Furniture and CR Laine.  The move put the store closer to the booming building expansion taking place on the left side of the Cape Fear River.  Brunswick County has been a great  location for the new store and a fabulous opportunity to offer extensive design options and  services to all the new residents moving in to Southeastern North Carolina from all over the country as well as customers who have followed LUXE from Wilmington to Leland.

Lynn Leake Luxe Owner

Elizabeth

Leake

Designer

Elizabeth was born into a world of design and interiors.  Opening Luxe with her family in 2004 she has seen styles and trends come and go but making beautiful rooms has remained constant.  She grew up with an affinity for Art which led to a degree in Studio Art and Psychology from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  Combining order and chaos is her secret recipe for keeping things beautiful and packed with personality. She focuses on her client’s needs and visions to help make them a reality. When not designing, she spends her time reading, being active on the school board for her son’s school, and relaxing with her husband on an evening boat ride.

Elizabeth Leake Designer

Julie

Bray

Julie has been a designer with LUXE Home Interiors since before it opened! She is an integral part of the business as well as a very successful designer. Her design skills and creative approach to each space have gained a reputation for her as a creative force that places her at the top of her profession. She has many loyal followers who take advantage of the "buy to a plan" suggestions that she makes for each room. She will interview a client about lifestyle, design preferences and color choices. Then together they make a plan and the client buys pieces over time. Besides having hundreds of elated customers, she has been recognized and published by local lifestyle magazines.

Julie's phenomenal success comes from her attention to her clients and her attention to detail. She is her clients partner all the way through to delivery and accessorizing. Julie creates rooms that have a WOW factor and also stay within a budget that suits the client. She likes to have punches of color that make a room special and often have a "nod" to the coastal lifestyle. Years of education and experience combine to make Julie one of the most respected designers in Southeast Carolina.

To see more of Julie's work and inspiration, visit her designer page on Houzz.com

Lead Interior
Designer
Julie Bray Lead Designer

Kaylee

Estrada

Designer /
Events and Advertising
Coordinator

Kaylee is a native of Minnesota, and was drawn to our creative coastal town by the lively local art scene.  Her Fine Arts degree is in Graphic and Web Design, and allows her to have a strong knowledge of color and texture. She has years of experience in creating beautiful compositions on canvas as well as in print. Kaylee creates digital floor plans for her clients to visualize layouts and plan out their spaces. Her attention to detail and use of space make her clients rooms come alive.

Kaylee Estrada Designer

Deborah

Vassar

Designer 

Deborah found her home in Southport after visiting our area for years. As a creative person she was drawn to the areas lively arts community. She comes to us from New York where she worked in a variety of design disciplines, residential, commercial and hospitality. She loves to use unique furniture, art, accessories and lighting in her home plans. Her love for color makes her clients spaces come alive. 

Emily

Krochmal

Designer

Emily is a Graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Communication Studies and Digital Media. Using digital sources Emily helps her clients visualize their projects and spaces. Her focus is to create a space that fits the way the client lives as well as reflecting their personal style and space.

Jade Morales

Design Coordinator

Jade is key to customer relations here at Luxe. Helping along every step of the way to ensure the best experience is had by those who come through our doors. Her specialty is client relations and she is happy to help those around her.

Richard

Williams

Service Center Manager

Richard has been our warehouse and delivery manager for 11 years. Over the years he has gathered extensive knowledge about our vendors and products. He accompanies our design team to Market twice a year to become inspired and stay current on the latest trends. Richard is a vital part of our business and we couldn't do what we do without him!

Jamel

Williams

Service Center Associate

Our warehouse assistant, Jamel helps provide courteous delivery service for our clients.