Who We Are

Norton Design Studio is a woman-owned, boutique, residential design firm specializing in kitchens, renovations and new construction. Norton Design brings custom design solutions to your projects with a skillful repertoire and building information modeling (BIM).

Leslie Norton, Founder & CEO, with two decades’ industry experience, a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in architecture and as a LEED Accredited Professional, has been recognized with a national design award, several publications, and featured on HGTV, and the PBS hit show This Old House.

As both a homebody and a full time working mom of two young children, she intimately understands the importance of a well-functioning, beautiful home. Your life might be busy, but your home doesn’t need to be! 

Norton Design Studio created an addition + renovation design for our home that is absolutely perfect for us. Leslie spent hours talking to us about our vision and our lifestyle, and created something that wildly exceeded our expectations. Her design was both beautiful and practical. Leslie is a brilliant designer with an exceptional understanding of interior spaces. When she showed us our initial design plans, I could not believe how perfect the final product turned out to be. We felt that she took our vision and made it even better.



3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Building Design, Custom Home, Floor Plans, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design

Areas Served

Charleston, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island

Press & Recognition


Leslie’s work has been awarded NKBA Honors of the 2018 Design Competition at KBIS 2019 Opening Night


Charleston Magazine, March 2020 “Modern Elegance in Mount Pleasant”

The Nashville Edit, Spring/Summer 2020 “House of Style”

Charleston Home + Design, Winter 2019 “Tasteful Kitchens of Charleston”

Charleston Home + Design, Spring 2018 “This Old House”

Veranda, October 2016 “Pared to Perfection”
Amelia Handegan: Rooms; October 2016

Charleston Style & Design, Summer 2013 “Statement Piece”

Featured Work

ThisOldHouse.com May 2018 “Charleston Single House: Built to Last”

This Old House, PBS; May 2018 “Singular Single House” Season 39 Episode 26 Video + Show Notes

HGTV Dream Home 2013: Kiawah Island