Leta Austin Foster

Michela O'Connor Abrams, the president of Dwell Media, recently spoke about the importance of choosing the five words that best describe any interior designer's practice and style.

We think Leta Austin Foster deserves more than five words to describe her Palm Beach-meets-the-World design sensibilities. Whether it's a cozy dining room in Maine or a grand apartment library in Manhattan, Leta exudes (and here come the five words) authenticity, originality, prestige, classic, and integrity. There is nothing Smoke & Mirrors about her work. It's the real deal. With a close attention to detail, an eye for classical proportion, a bravery in selecting patterns and colors, and comfort behind every pillow sham and seat cushion.

For more information on this world-class designer, visit the Leta Austin Foster & Associates website, the Leta Austin Foster Boutique, and her witty and practical Decorating With Sheets blog. In the meantime, here are some of our editors' favorites from Leta's extensive portfolio.