About us

meet leandra Fremont-smith, associate ASID

Leandra Fremont-Smith has a passion for creating exquisite, traditionally-minded spaces with unexpected touches of color and pattern. Her energetic perspective is key to helping her clients understand their personalities and lifestyles, resulting in interiors that are functional, comfortable and beautiful. Leandra’s design background is integrated into all of her interiors, bringing a unique style to every project.

Since founding Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors more than two decades ago, Leandra has optimized her design talents and energetic approach to creating beautiful, traditionally inspired spaces ensuring that each is practical, inviting, and fully embodies her clients’ true style and personality.

With her signature splashes of pattern and color, Leandra's work has graced residential spaces up and down the East Coast from coastal Maine to Palm Beach, Florida, and across the country from Big Sky, Montana, to Nashville, Tennessee. Her designs marry form, color, and function, while blending antiques with more modern elements. And, if you spot a unique piece of furniture amidst her work, chances are it's one of her own custom designs, locally crafted in Maine.

Raised amongst the myriad antique stores in Essex, Massachusetts, Leandra was taught to appreciate design detail and history. Her education includes: Harvard University, Boston Architectural Center, The American University of Paris, The Holderness School and Shore Country Day. Her diversified background allows her to tailor projects to each client’s unique lifestyle, resulting in interiors that effortlessly blend functionality, comfort, and beauty.

Leandra’s love for Maine evolved from summers spent on Mount Desert Island. She now lives in Yarmouth with her husband, two children, and three pugs. She enjoys skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain, traveling, and is frequently seen wearing her trademark pair of Converse sneakers.

RECENT PRAISE
"A designer not afraid to take risks with bold color in unexpected rooms, vibrant patterns and fabrics mixed to perfection, embracing the views, and breathing new life into old, family homes.”
Oomph Home
“Leandra and her team were professional, creative, and cost-conscious, as well as a pleasure to work with. Leandra’s design instincts, along with her attention to detail, were exceptional. They succeeded in transforming our vision for the space into a reality. That reality is now our Sugarloaf Mountain home, and we are ever grateful.”
Freeport, ME
"Each project exudes a unique combination of functionality with a sense of comfortand ease. Her fresh, color-inspired palettes focus on bringing the outside in. Her creative eye is behind every decorating decision, which incorporates perfect proportions and antique focus on location and lifestyle."
Palm Beach, FL
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Ashley Rancourt
Senior Project Manager

Meet Ashley, one of the creative forces behind our interior design projects at LFSI. ​​With a degree in graphic design and a mastery of SketchUp, she translates her artistic vision into stunning interior spaces. As an integral part of the team, Ashley is a tech-savvy enthusiast who explores innovative ways to integrate technology into our design process.

During her childhood, Ashley frequently accompanied her grandfather, a skilled custom home builder, to job sites, igniting her passion for construction and design. This foundation helps her bring extensive expertise to her role as a hands-on project manager, nurtured through her involvement in the family business and a deep understanding of the building process. From renovating her own home to tackling intricate on-site design challenges, she approaches every project with unwavering determination and creativity.

Previously, Ashley worked as the Art Director at Rancourt & Co., her husband's family shoe-making business., and eventually transitioned to the role of pattern engineer. Trained in Italy, she created patterns for Rancourt and some of the top American footwear brands, a testament to her ability to merge beautiful design with functionality.

When she's not immersed in design projects, Ashley can be found exploring the great outdoors with her two rescue dogs or flipping through a color swatch ring to hone in on her favorite green, which serves as a constant inspiration in her work.

Hillary Stanley
Associate Designer

Originally from Vero Beach, Florida, Hillary attended Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she fell in love with New England's coastal charm. After college, she returned to Florida, where she spent a decade honing her craft in South Florida’s interior design world.

In 2022, Hillary made the pivotal decision to follow her dream and move back to New England to continue her design journey with LFSI. Her role extends beyond mere design; she is a curator of experiences, piecing together every element to create spaces that tell stories. Hillary thrives on sourcing fabric, trim, and furniture to create the perfect scheme, and it’s no secret that her favorite part of the process is getting the green light from Leandra to finally complete the purchase order.

In her design philosophy, Hillary embraces the eclectic, finding beauty in the juxtaposition of patterns. She has an affinity for stripes, animal prints, and textured wallpaper and is not afraid to use them together to craft spaces that exude warmth, character, and undeniable charm. Navy is Hillary’s go-to color, and she’s both a Leo and Beach2Beacon runner who aspires to learn to sail Maine’s rugged coast.

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