leonie cornelius




Founded  on the wild Atlantic way of Ireland by award winning designer Leonie Cornelius, waė stands for ‘wild atlantic earth’ and draws on wild nature to bring the reader a new lifestyle perspective. 

With a focus on creating a strong connection between us and nature, waė seeks to create lasting and wild creations which make your life more beautiful every day. The waė  brand which offers the best stories and wild inspiration from gardens, design, food, wild travel guides collaboration & community,  clean beauty and environmental change.


“Surrounding ourselves with nature is the most joyful way of being”

Through garden design, custom collaboration and spaces of wildly beautiful and sustainable design, waė aims to bring some wild beauty into your life.


About the founder 

Leonie Cornelius is a Garden Designer and Interior Architect who specialises in  customised garden and Interior designs for companies and brands as well as private clients. Interested in how gardens impact you on a psychological level, Leonie aims to bring clients a space which is good for the soul, enhances the user’s lives and bring beauty and balance to an often chaotic and ever switched on world.



Author of the bestselling book ‘Dream Gardens’, writing is another one of Leonie’s passions and her unique design skills and self proclaimed love of sharing creative ideas can be seen in many publications. Her own columns include the Sunday Independent, the Irish Independent Weekend Magazine, Irish Country Magazine, The Irish Mail on Sunday as well as many others. Her work has been featured countless times both on the cover of national and international garden and press publications.

Her Show gardens at Bloom in the Park and Chelsea in Bloom have won her numerous Gold, silver gilt, silver   and best in category as well as best planting medals.


The waė aesthetic

Leonie intends to bring the highest quality of design both Inside and out and strives to create extraordinary design for the client. As an Interior Architect and Garden Designer, Leonie Cornelius draws inspiration both from the natural prairie planting styles as well as clear architectural lines and symmetries resulting in an exciting synthesis of old and new. Nature and Architecture working in harmony.

The design philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that purity of beauty and harmony teamed with an ethical and sustainable approach are the highest achievement both within architecture and garden design.



Leonie has worked as the Garden Design Expert on the RTE Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithi O’ Se. She Also worked  as Judge on the popular RTE Supergarden show. Leonie also worked on the RTE Ploughing Live show where she reported for the live show as part of the RTE One Ploughing Live Show.

She is represented by Lisa Richards Agency