I created DK Leigh Designs in 2008. I was pregnant with my 2nd child and on a tight budget. I wanted to create that perfect nursery but seemed to run into the same two problems...
All of the sets I could afford were too boring and predictable
All the unique, customized bedding sets I liked came with a HEFTY price tag.
I didn't want to sacrifice style just because I was on a tighter budget. This would be the room I would be spending most of my time in for the first year of my babies life and I wanted it to be just as perfect and unique as my new little one.
With that idea in mind I teamed up with Designer Jessica Lamph(Hardman) to create a line of beautiful, unique crib bedding. My goal was to help my customers achieve that designer dream nursery look without the designer cost.
I spent most of my years growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I attended college at Southern Utah University where I obtained my bachelors degree in accounting in 2001. I have worked in the accounting world for 16 years for various CPA firms and enjoy the ongoing business experience (including number crunching) I gain from that.
My husband and I have been married for 16 years. He is a Lieutenant in the Army
National Guard. He has served on various deployments including a year and a half deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006. Although being an Army wife has it's hard moments I am thankful for my husbands selfless sacrifice to fight for our freedom. Having a husband leave for large amounts of time FORCES you to become stronger, braver and more independent. In the end I am thankful for those trials that have shaped me into the the Strong Independent Woman I am today.
I am the Mother to 3 BEAUTIFUL Children (soon to be 4). I am thankful to own a business where I am able to be at home with them. To be 100% honest that is EXACTLY why I created DK Leigh in the first place. I knew our family needed income and I also knew I wanted to be home with my children. DK Leigh was the solution to that problem. They are all active in many sports and are truly that center of my happiness.
My other hobbies and interests include running marathons. I have completed 11 marathons including qualifying and running in the 2014 Boston Marathon. I enjoy participating in water sports, hiking, camping, and anything to do with the OUTDOORS.
Jessica Hardman is the creator and designer behind all of DK Leighs's original textile prints, embroidered embellishments and patterns. She has an amazing talent for dreaming up unique color schemes, fabric patterns and original details for our bedding sets. She is always ahead of the trends and knows what will be the new up and coming thing for baby nurseries.
Having practiced interior design professionally for the past 10 years, Jessica has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the interior design industry. She graduated in 2007 from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design- Studio Emphasis. In 2013, she attained NCIDQ licensure. Her design experience ranges from large scale commercial projects to high-end residential projects. She enjoys designing custom furniture and rugs and also has an appreciation for classical architecture and detailing. Since 2009, DK Leigh Designs has served as another creative outlet in which Jessica has been able to explore textile design by creating and pairing fun patterns, colors, and textures giving DK Leigh bedding unique personality. She has also been able to use her graphic design abilities to help create DK Leigh Wall Art. Jessica continues to broaden her knowledge in all aspects of design and enjoys the variety the field has to offer, in which there are always opportunities to learn. When she is not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, gardening/floral design, dance, yoga, and enjoying the great outdoors. She is inspired by nature and always loves a good tune!