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Creating these luxury spaces gives a high-end feel, but not all selections that are made need to come with a high price tag. Knowing where to spend the money and where you may be able to save is what makes us so valuable.

Two minds are always better than one. Although you will have one lead designer on your project, behind the scenes we collaborate as a team. This collaboration is what makes our spaces so successful.

our interior designers create luxurious spaces and take the time to understand what luxury is defined as to each of our clients.

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"We were impressed with Leslie’s expertise and ability to coordinate all design requirements. Her professionalism and positive attitude was quite calming and reassuring throughout the process. We will definitely work with Leslie again and would recommend her for any project that needs a highly skilled professional in the field of interior decorating and design. Leslie will exceed your expectations as she did ours."

Bill and Nan B., residential

Leslie Mayer

owner & lead designer

My love of design and understanding of the building industry started at a young age. I come from a long line of talented creators and artists. My father taught me the most about the industry from being in the trades as a finish carpenter. I found my way back to my hometown of Neenah, reside on Doty Island with my husband Mark, two sons Wyatt and Rhett, and our sweet dog Bindi.

I double majored at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Interior Design and Art and minored in Architecture. I have a love of traveling and exploring. Outside of creating, you will find me cheering on the sides of a wrestling mat or at a ball diamond. The deep love I have for my own family helps me understand the importance of the spaces we live in. Memories are not tangible but the spaces we create them in are. If I can help make your home or favorite restaurant a place to create those memories, I know I am doing my job. For memories are the only things we have left after the ones we love have left.

Dylan Schnese

Interior designer

Dylan began her journey with Bellwether as an intern in 2015. After graduating from UW Stevens Point two years later with degrees in Interior Architecture and Business Administration, she started her career as a full time designer with Bellwether. Dylan’s passion for all things creative began at a young age, her favorite part of the design process is the personal connection that comes from fulfilling each client’s needs. When she’s not at work, Dylan can be found catching some local live music, or spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and their dog. 

Sarah Braatz

assistant Interior designer

Sarah was born and raised in Appleton with a love for the Badgers, being outside, and supporting the arts. She graduated from UW-Stout with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and interned for Bellwether as a student! After college, she worked in commercial design at an architecture firm in La Crosse, WI primarily focusing on education and healthcare projects. One of her favorite things about design is working with clients to create unique spaces filled with their personal touches. She loves the process of seeing dreams and ideas come to life!

Chad s., residential

"They helped us express our style while educating us on fresh ideas and trends. We will be forever grateful of Bellwether’s consultative approach, as it gave us great confidence and results!"



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Bellwether Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Neenah, Wisconsin and serving Northwestern Wisconsin.