Leslie Shankman-Cohn, ASID, CAPS,CGP

Company: JHID
710 S. Perkins
Memphis, TN 38117 map
Phone: (901) 683-5598
Email: leslie@jillhertz.com
Website: www.jillhertz.com

Designer Profile

Leslie Shankman-Cohn, ASID, CAPS, CGP is a partner in the firm of Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors located in Memphis, TN. She specializes in custom designed furniture; space planning; furnishings and finishes specifications; universal design; “Aging in Style”sm; and sustainable design issues.

Ms. Shankman-Cohn is a Registered Interior Designer by the State of Tennessee; NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications) certified; a Professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS); and a Certified Green Professional (CGP). She is a Past- President of the Tennessee Chapter of ASID, and a past board member of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition (TIDC). Besides being on the boards of two local non-profit environmental groups, she has served on the ASID’s national committee on “Aging in Place”, and has also been involved in “Redesigning for an Aging America “, a local consortium focusing the future of Memphis’ city planning and social services. Ms. Shankman-Cohn was appointed by the governor of Tennessee as the Interior Design representative on the Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the State of Tennessee, where she will serve until the end of 2012. In addition, she is the Tennessee Delegate to the NCIDQ National Board.

Leslie is the recipient of the 2006 Kenneth C Kimbrough Award of Excellence by the Tennessee Chapter of ASID. and the chapter’s 2005 Designer of the Year. Among her many other awards, she is most proud of The National Homebuilder’s Association 2008 National “Homes for Life” design award for a kitchen she designed utilizing Universal Design and Sustainable Design components.

In addition to presenting continuing education programs to other professionals, writing articles for different publications, and giving lectures to various groups throughout the nation, Leslie has been interviewed on TV, radio, and her work have been featured in the book, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee, in local and national newspapers, magazines, and on the web.

Services Offered

We provide our clients with high quality custom furnishings and design services utilizing our extensive resource library and contract labor force.

Many of the services available to our clients include but are not limited to: sustainable "green" design, remodeling, renovations, additions, universal design/aging in place, along with decorating, selecting finishes, furnishings, and accessories, and custom designed furniture.

Awards & Publications

TN Chapter "Designer of the Year"; TN Chapter"Kenneth Kimbrough Award of Excellence"; TN Chapter "Past President's Club"; National Homebuilder's Asso. "Homes for Life Award"; TN Chapter Gold award for "Nook,Closet,Entry, Foyer"; TN Chapter "Community Service Award"; Memphis Magazine "Women to Watch";Design Journal Magazine ADEX Award for "Sasha Bed";TN Chapter Bronze award for "Singular Spaces"; Manchester Who's Who in Executives and Professionals; Continental Who's Who "Premier Lifetime Member";Who's Who in Interior Design International Edition; Published in "Spectacular Homes of Tennessee";
Work has been featured in many national and local publications, television, radio, and other media.

Sustainable Design Kitchen
Living room
Award winning Sasha Bed
Master bedroom
Custom design bed
Living room
Sustainable Living room
Sustainable Living Room
Running Pony Productions
Running Pony Productions
Universal Design Kitchen
Universal Design/Sustainable Kitchen
Stenciled floor
Custom designed furniture
Great Room
Dining Room
Living room
Contemporary Kitchen
Urban nursery paint
Custom Designed desk and office furniture
Bar and restaurant
Church foyer, custom designed rug and media wall
custom designed bookcase
Custom designed media cabinet (open)
St. Jude Showhouse
Glam Bedroom
Roll-in curbless shower
Roll-in curbless shower
Accessible shower
Sustainable/Universal design kitchen
Cork flooring in Kitchen
Costa Rica Home
Costa Rica Home
Costa Rica Home
Costa Rica Home
Costa Rica Home
Costa Rica Home
Concrete tub in Costa Rica
Glass block under cabinet in Costa Rica
Costa Rica bookshelves
Costa Rica
Costa Rica