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Our Story

Welcome y’all, stay awhile!  Southern Roots Living was started by two locally grown best friends born one day apart. And in the pursuit of happiness, what could be better than doing what you love?  For us, the answer was obviously simple…. doing it alongside your best friend of over 30 years. While we have both lived other places since growing up in “The Woods”, we always kept in close touch. Eventually we made our ways back to our hometown to establish new roots with our own budding families. Sure enough, fate smiled on us again and made sure our first daughters would also have birthdays one day apart!

We want to invite you to follow us as we establish those roots in our homes through cozy, smart, beautiful designs and how we have helped others along the way. We love turning a house into a home with thoughtful customized designs that create a sanctuary of stunning surroundings, functionality for gatherings, and comfort for all. Having backgrounds as educators from K-12 has also allowed us to create spaces that put smiles on kids' faces, compatible with their growth and development. Whether doing a room redesign, a major remodeling update, or just some helpful tips on how to reflect your style, Southern Roots Living is here to help be that trusted advisor, much like an old friend.

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Leslie Williams


Leslie is a lifelong learner and continually takes on new challenges. She earned a Finance degree from University of Texas and an MBA at Arizona State University. She lived in NYC, AZ and TX while working in various roles in finance and more recently education. Leslie has always had a passion for Home Remodeling and Interior Design, and has put her talent into practice since moving back to Texas. She is wife to fellow Longhorn, Kyle; proud mama of two wildflowers and a GSP fur baby. Her hobbies include playing golf, watching college sports, travelling, and backyard movies with the kids.

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Marcy Marcum


Marcy is a natural networker and received her business degree in Marketing at the University of Houston. She has spent many years as an elementary educator and has a knack for communicating with children. Marcy is skilled at researching and keeping up with current trends both in home and fashion; and is a pro at taking advantage of all the wonderful things this idyllic community has to offer. She is a wife to fellow Cougar, Joe; mama bear to two girls and their pooch Peter, the Puggle. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors with the littles, cooking, pool time, and socializing with her friends and neighbors. 

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