Leilani Norman

Leilani Norman’s nomadic childhood in the American Southeast can be seen in her imagery. “I spent a lot of time roaming the streets of small towns, mining for culture in the libraries or just lying hidden in the tall grass of empty lots,” she says. Her painting studio is in Bellingham, Washington, at the edge of the Salish Sea. 

Leilani has maintained various studios over the last twenty-five years, producing primarily three-dimensional objects for galleries and the interior design market: jewelry, ceramics, metal and glass. Her dedication to producing upcycled, USA made, decorative items led to the development of sustainable production for her award-winning enterprise, SpectraDécor. Its eco-friendly decorative hardware received the Interior Design Product of the Year in 2006 and 2007. 

Leilani’s painting practice generates abstracted landscapes. To describe her process-oriented art practice, Leilani says, “I don’t paint what I see. I see what I’ve painted.” Some favorite artists include Agnes Martin, David Hockney, Marc Rothko, and Lee Krasner. Her travels to visually and culturally dramatic locations around the world are treasured experiences that inform her work. 

Past Projects


This is an amazing company that's been around for many years. I met Leilani Norman, the artist and creator of Spectra Decor at The Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC and was immediately impressed by the quality and beauty of all she displayed. She really stood out from the crowd. The two of us worked on a kitchen refresh together and her knobs on all cabinets made a beautiful statement. I received a lot of professional guidance and special personal service. This company should be part of every designers vendor portfolio.


I believe we first saw examples of Spectra Decor's cabinet pulls in a magazine and we knew then that we had to have some eventually. We contacted the owner and she sent us samples. When we remodeled our
master bathroom in Bellingham in 2011, we ordered pulls with tortoise shell inlay from Spectra Decor. They are absolutely amazing and of such high quality. The following year we remodeled most of the rest of our home and we ordered pulls for our kitchen, living room, and laundry room. This order was for just under 100 pulls of 2 different styles and several different sizes. Leilani did a great job of getting our order filled in a timely manner. She has very high standards with regards to quality control and indeed, sent a few of the pulls back to be redone because they did not meet her requirements. What I love is that the pulls are contemporary with very clean lines and yet sturdy, elegant but affordable. Leilani is a perfect example of what entreprenuership should be and we are happy to support such a fine company.


We wanted to replace all of our 30 knobs in our kitchen on doors and drawers and chose SpectraDecor to help us. The owner, Leilani assisted us personally and was patient with our indecisiveness providing advice when we asked. We were given many samples of all types to help us figure out what would be best. We received the knobs when promised, and Leilani came to our home and installed them herself. When we discovered two of the doors didn't open completely with the new bigger knobs, a remedy of smaller replacement knobs (at no additional price) was immediately offered. The product is well-made and beautiful and has added the color and class we were looking for in our kitchen. We're very pleased with the excellent and professional service we received from SpectraDecor.

Eunice Verstegen

Featured in Green Design Vol. 2

Leilani’s award winning recycled glass cabinet hardware pulls were featured in  Green Design Vol. 2.

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