Leslie Linsley has been credited with the revival of découpage in this country through her first book, “Découpage, A New Look At An Old Craft” (Doubleday) and her latest, “Leslie Linsley’s Découpage.” She has since published more than 60 books on crafts and decorating including the classic, “Nantucket Island Living” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).
Leslie’s handmade découpage boxes have been sought for over thirty years by knowledgeable collectors such as Jackie Onassis and Oprah and she has been written about in many publications. She first introduced her unique style of reverse découpage plates on the Oprah show when she demonstrated how she creates them with one‑of‑a‑kind early 18th and 19th century botanical prints. These unique plates are used for decoration as well as for setting a lovely table and can be safely washed by hand.
Each year Leslie designs a special limited edition Christmas plate featuring an original wreath design. Each plate is dated and signed.
Leslie Linsley’s work is featured regularly in national magazines such as Victoria and House Beautiful and she appears regularly on the House and Garden Television network shows.
She began her career selling her original découpage to Cartier, Tiffany, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
Along with her husband and partner, graphic designer Jon Aron the couple design and create everything for the home in their studio on Nantucket Island where they have lived for forty years.