Abby Gruman, CEO

Abby’s first entry into interior design was the nursery of her two young children. Since then, she has reimagined various spaces using her inherent love of fashion, design, and architecture. She is able to create an inviting room scheme that feels sentimental through the combination of modern trends and inherited pieces.

Graduating with a degree in Education and History from Syracuse University, Abby was drawn to the historical and stylistic contexts in her studies. Eager to emulate her own designs, Abby enrolled at the New York School of Interior Design, where she perfected her craft and immersed herself further into the world of design.

As principal at Abby Leigh Designs, she has garnered a specific niche of clients on the East Coast. With close attention to detail, Abby uses her vivid sense of space and eclectic style to create a vision for her clients based on their goals and inspirations.

Abby currently resides in Tenafly, New Jersey with her husband and two children. Stay connected for many more exciting updates from Abby Leigh Designs.

Chelsea Tomae, Design Associate

After graduating from Syracuse University and working in both the fashion and beauty industry, Chelsea decided to finally pursue her passion for interior design in 2018 when she enrolled in Parsons School of Design. After years of designing spaces for her friends and family, Chelsea turned her hobby into a career when she met Abby in 2020.