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LESLIE LEWIS & ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN OPENS THE SHOP

JEFFERSONVILLE INSTITUTION NOW OFFERS BOUTIQUE HOME GOODS SHOPPING

Leslie Lewis & Associates Interior Design (LL&A) officially opened The Shop on March 26 at LL&A’s Jeffersonville location with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting.

The Shop is a boutique that’s filled with home accents and accessories, with new items arriving daily.

LL&A puts the “fun” in “functionality” and is known for the team’s creativity, innovation and client service.

247 Spring St.
Jeffersonville
812.282.6640
leslielewisdesign.com
Facebook: @llainteriordesign

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The Color of Love

Angie and Mark Maxwell open the doors to their unique, eclectic Jeffersonville home

BY ALLISON JONES | PHOTOS BY TONY BENNETT

Some creative people are so flexible in their talents, it seems they can do anything. To me, that describes Mark and Angie Maxwell to a T.

The couple’s love of art and music floods their Jeffersonville home. The extensive outdoor living space that includes an in-ground pool and a separate entrance to accommodate Angie’s home business has become the ideal home where family memories are created through their shared love of the arts.

For the Maxwells, it is important that their home be their haven – an oasis from their busy lives. Mark relishes his role as lead singer of The Louisville Crashers along with being the owner of Maxwell’s House of Music, while Angie juggles her home business of Angie Maxwell Makeup Artist/Licensed Esthetician. (This writer commutes from Louisville just to get one of her spray tans.) Most recently, they launched Maxwell’s House of Fitness, where Angie is an instructor and the manager.

But back to their home. Each room features something unexpected and unique. The warmth and colors showcase Angie’s other passion, interior design. She created spaces that designate privacy for both of their occupations along with areas where they can relax, unwind, and hang out with their fur baby, Lampchop.

“Some would describe our home as eclectic or whimsical,” shared Angie. “My goal in decorating was to make it vibrant yet cozy. After all, this is our shelter away from the world.”

Family photographs on color canvases decorate aqua walls in the family room. Tray ceilings add a touch of drama. Vibrant pillows adorn a plush, oversized sofa – found while vacationing in Savannah, Georgia – that is accompanied by a faux fur ottoman. Angie used wine corks to frame the fireplace, adding a playful touch to the room. Her creativity is displayed everywhere you look. Quirky art pieces – like the penny covered torso Angie created – add elements of surprise.

“This seems to be the place where everyone gathers the most,” Angie said recently while standing in the kitchen. Bright orange walls are decorated with family mementos and art created by her grown children, Cruz and Remington. Distressed cabinetry boast stylish hardware. Stools are tucked under a spacious island brightened by pendant light fixtures. Tile countertops are complemented by a tin backsplash while mismatched, upholstered chairs surround an angled farm table that plays host to many family gatherings. A door leads out to the covered “boho” porch that provides an optimal view of the lush landscape, including the inviting pool and a garden that her son Cruz planted as a Mother’s Day gift a few years ago. Angie loves the round, hanging bed with pillows, which is one of their favorite spots to relax. Colorful cotton scarves are used to frame the space. A playful chandelier accentuates the ceiling that features a whimsical sky motif.

The lower level is full of fun and surprises. A story wall showcases brightly painted canvases highlighting special family moments. The theater room is revealed by a “magical” bookcase that doubles as a secret door where only one book unlatches it.

Obviously, music plays an integral part of their lives, so it was fitting to have a space dedicated for rehearsing and creating. Guitars and a flat screen television line the wall in Mark’s rehearsal man cave. Comfortable seating is provided by an accent chair and sofa. Empty frames add a creative display to the charcoal walls.

“Our home is colorful and quirky but feels warm and inviting,” Angie reflected. “Colors are mood changers. There nothing stuffy about our home, and it is a true representation of who we are as a family.”


Angie’s Favorite Décor Shops

Blue Ocean Traders

World Market

At Home

West Elm

AllModern.com

Anthropologie Home

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A Jeffersonville Oasis

Story by Allison Jones | Photos by David Harrison

Searching for the ideal place to call home can be daunting, but Nikki Coffman didn’t waver. “I wasn’t interested in a large house that would require a great deal of upkeep or extensive yard maintenance,” she said.

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A native of Southern Indiana, her roots were firmly planted in finding a place in the area. After months of searching, she stumbled upon a condominium in The Harbors and fell in love with the location, the conveniences and the amenities offered, not to mention the picturesque landscape of the Ohio River and the downtown Louisville skyline.

jo2While the condominium itself was turnkey, Coffman put her own personal reflections into the interior design. “The previous owners upgraded the kitchen with subway tile backsplash and marble countertops … something I would have picked myself, and the only other thing I did was have it repainted.” For the rest of her place, comfortable elegance is sprinkle throughout with each room echoing her personal style. “I have an ongoing relationship with Leslie Lewis Interiors. Designer Tammy Randall knows what I like, so it is easy creating spaces that capture my essence.”

Coffman’s living room is bursting with pops of color and a patterned accent wall that creates a focal point. “I was concerned that going from a 3000-square-foot home to a condominium smaller in square footage would be a problem. What I found is that downsizing is freeing.” One look at her multilayered home shows how right she was to take the minimalist path.

Just a little over six months of living here, Coffman already has been entertaining. “I hosted a Thunder over Louisville party. Twenty people came and the space really worked.”

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The living room, dining area, and kitchen are all one entity, but architectural elements – like the archway and the mirrored accent wall – create the illusion of a bigger venue. Using moveable and multi-purpose furniture pieces was another smart way she utilized every nook and cranny without overwhelming the space.

The biggest attraction is the ever-changing landscape from the balcony. “I spend most of my evenings out here to watch the beautiful sunsets. She made the area inviting with plush lounge chairs and a pub table with matching chairs. The river traffic and the twinkling lights of the Louisville skyline make this the ideal spot to unwind.

Additionally, Coffman’s bedroom has become an oasis. She chose French doors with a frosted glass inlay as a stylish way to define the space between the living area and the bedroom. Paper art decorates the wall and flanks the bed that boasts an elegant tufted headboard and plush linens. A stylish, contemporary chandelier illuminates the room.

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Coffman’s style lies on the traditional side with a modern edge which over the years has softened.  “With this home, I definitely have leaned toward a more feminine feel,” she said. With mirrored lamps and splashes of colors throughout the home, she has created a luxurious look that is warm and inviting. “I am so enamored with my home, it’s hard to leave. When I do leave, all I want do is to be at home.”

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Nikki’s Favorite Things

Tammy Randall of Leslie Lewis & Associates Interior Design

Schmitt Furniture

Paint Colors – Living Room/Dining Room – Sherwin Williams SW7649 Silverplate

Paint Colors – Bedroom – Sherwin Williams SW9137 Niebla Azul