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Wende Reid

Under her company name, f o r m  a n d  c o l o r, Wende Reid practices architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting. She began her career in New York and has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.

During her career, she has held licensing agreements in the US and Europe, under her own trademark and for clients.

She has developed numerous best selling collections in decorative textiles, wall paper, bed linen, rugs, lighting, dinnerware and flatware.

Her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, international sporting events and publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, the sovereign nation of Kiribati, and five star resorts on Lizard Island, Vanuatu and Fiji.

She has been commissioned to develop designs for dignitaries and royalty.

She founded in house product development for the home furnishings at Federated Department Stores and, in the US, developed the early framework on which coordinated home furnishings collections are based, such as Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart.

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Leta Keens

Leta Keens is an award-winning journalist who specializes in architecture, design and the arts. She started her career on the interior design and architecture pages of a Fleet Street newspaper and has since worked in Australia, Italy and now in the United States.

Leta has written for a number of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, House & Garden, Elle Decoration and for a number of years has been editor-at-large of Belle, the internationally acclaimed architecture and design magazine.

Her job takes her around the world, inside some of the most beautiful houses and also allows her to meet some of the top people in the design business.

Leigh Romanello

Since 1975 Leigh has owned and operated a design firm in Tulsa, OK, under the name of DESIGN 2000. Through this design company, Leigh has completed hundreds of projects, including both commercial and residential; as well as historical and new construction.

Besides many years in the trade, Leigh graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Interior Design. Leigh has also taught design on a part time basis for five different schools and has a real passion for teaching Interior Design. 

Leigh has a heavy drafting background and has always utilized this skill in her design work. She thought she would only ever love board drafting until her purchase of her first CAD program in the early 90’s. Leigh is now not only very competent in CAD but has lectured about it at various universities and schools.

Leigh has been a member of the local ASID, Design Council, and the Homebuilders Association, as well as teaching organizations known as the NEA and OEA. Leigh has also served on advisory boards for three colleges in Interior Design. Currently she is a licensed and registered Interior Designer in her state as well as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute.

Wendi Snyder

Wendi Snyder started a career in theatre specializing in Costume and Set Design for student and professional productions at the Alexander Theatre Monash University.

She stayed there for 10 years before working with theatre producers such as Michael Edgley, Kevin Jacobson and Cameron Macintosh.  

Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in Architecture and Interior Design.

She left show business to work with property developers as an Interior Designer in commercial but mostly residential applications.

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own Interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specializing in kitchen, bathrooms and color schemes.
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