Leslie Walford | 1927-
Leslie Walford is perhaps one of the best know figures in this country in Interior Design and Decoration and has worked at the top levels of design for several decades, not only in Australia but also in Europe, Asia and the UK. His business, Walford and Horgan Interiors, is a byword for excellence in design.
When he was two years old Leslie’s father died. His mother took him from Sydney to England for his schooling and from there he went to Paris to study design. It was in Paris that he developed a passion for period furniture.
Leslie rose to prominence early. During his career he has won numerous awards. A great deal of his work is known to us through the major publications and Leslie himself is a writer of note.
He has been appointed to numerous committees and is a Director of the NSW Art Gallery and was a foundation member of the Society of Interior Designers and National President from 1965 to 1966 and again from 1978 to 1979.
In recognition of his contribution to the profession Leslie was made a Life Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and in 2008 he was inducted into the DIA Design Hall of Fame. Leslie lives in Double Bay surrounded by an eclectic collection of furniture and artwork.