Tag Archives: leodesigns
Open House: Leo Designs’ ultra-mod project (PLUS! A call to action!)

Open House: Leo Designs’ ultra-mod project (PLUS! A call to action!)

The new Chicago Home + Garden’s on newsstands now, and it’s a terrific issue that includes the Best of 2010 Design Guide, a colorful and sophisticated apartment designed by Nate Berkus and a project that’s very near and dear to Leo Designs co-founder Stephanie Wirth’s heart – her house.  Stephanie, who negotiated full decorating control […]

Read more
Designer Portfolio Update: Leo Designs project featured in CS Interiors

Designer Portfolio Update: Leo Designs project featured in CS Interiors

Hello and welcome to Strange Closets.  I thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of my scouting shots for a home I wrote about for the summer issue of CS Interiors (on Chicago newstands now).

Read more
Open House stars model Flor tiles in new catalog

Open House stars model Flor tiles in new catalog

Former Open House star’s Mark and Linda’s kitchen looks great with Flor’s House Pet 2 rug kit (in zesty!), doesn’t it?  As you may recall, I was in attendance for this particular shoot, but this is the first time I’ve seen the shots from two other Open House stories, Stephanie and Super Reed’s and Dave […]

Read more
You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

Greetings ladies.  Yo what’s up bud?  Today I present a guide (if you will), just a few suggestions about how to appear masculine while still having a great space.  I’m not implying you actually give a golly-gosh-darn about how your space looks, but there are a number of reasons you should care:

Read more
Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

You’re so vain; you probably think this post is about me.  Oh hi there.  SuperReed and Supermom Stephanie’s Open House was so popular that I’ve decided to ride the gravy train.  Reed’s not the only superhero in town.  If you’d like a musical selection to accompany this post, please direct your attention to the sidebar […]

Read more
Open Fortress: Pow!  Bam!  The Adventures of Stephanie and Reed! (Special Collectors Item Post)

Open Fortress: Pow! Bam! The Adventures of Stephanie and Reed! (Special Collectors Item Post)

I recently met Leo Designs co-founders and Interior Designers Stephanie Wirth and Georgeann Rivas, who are two of Chicago’s most amazing but still relatively undiscovered talents.  Worry not folks, because you’ll be seeing their projects in upcoming issues of Chicago’s best home design magazines, but in the meantime I thought you’d like a sneak peek […]

Read more