Leslie Joblin Leslie Joblin is a professional writer based in Oxford, Mississippi. Earning her Ph.D. in English Literature in 2020, Leslie focused on sociability in early 20th-century literature and culture. She brings her knowledge of decorative arts and salon culture to modern-day home design. Highlights: * Writing has appeared in Real Simple, The Spruce, MyDomaine, and Brides * 6+ years as a scholar of sociability and domestic design * Presenter at the conferences Narrative, The Space Between Society, The Hemingway Society, and NeMLA About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.