Meet The Team

About Leyla

I’m a local Folsom girl who returned home in late 2010 (in search of a slower pace of life) after living in NYC for twelve years, with my NY’er husband in tow & a baby on the way.  After spending two years as a stay at home mom, I jumped back into the world I knew best….real estate & construction. I spent a year as the project manager for one of Sacramento’s highest volume house flipping companies.  After spending a year flipping 150+ houses, interior design was calling my name and in late 2013…Design Shop Interiors was born from my kitchen table.  Six years later, we are a team of 15 with a design studio as well as a brick & mortar storefront, both located in Folsom, CA.  NEWS FLASH: running two businesses & a team of 15 does not equal that slower pace life I was in search of (but I wouldn’t change a thing).   I am not a fancy pants designer, I’m pretty low key and you will generally find me in jeans and converse.  You can count on me to make you laugh, give you my unfiltered 100% honest opinion (you aren’t paying us to lie to you) and make this process as enjoyable as possible. Cheers!

About Leyla

I’ve been designing for more than 10 years but ‘DSI’ as it is today started as a dream at my kitchen table in late 2013.  My resume is kind of hilarious…from international flight attendant to night club manager to stay at home mom and many more things in between. I’m a local Sac Town girl who returned home after living in NYC for 12 years in search of a calmer life (NEWS FLASH: running your own business does not equal a calm life). I’m happily married to Scott & we have a 7 year old son, Jake & a new boxer puppy T-Rex who came after his older brother Tank (RIP sweet Tank!). Jake & T-Rex can be found hamming it up on our Instagram.  I am not a fancy pants designer, I’m pretty low key and you will generally find me in jeans and converse.  I know my way around a construction site and renovating homes is one of my favorite things in life (besides the 3 beings listed above). You can also count on me to make you laugh, give you my unfiltered 100% honest opinion and make this process as enjoyable as possible. Cheers!

Team Philosophy

Definition: the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group

Ours:  Your home is your story, tell it accurately. Don’t spend more than you are comfortable spending. Take your time. Step out of your comfort zone. Break rules. Keep your paint pallet simple and your textiles adventurous. Trust. Us.