ABOUT

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Hi! I'm a Chicago-based interior designer with experience in residential and commercial spaces. I work as the sole interior designer at SPACE Architects + Planners, a boutique architecture and design firm in Logan Square. Prior to moving to Chicago, I consulted as an interior design project manager for The Brooklyn Home Company in Brooklyn, NY. 

I have a real appreciation for hospitality design and made it my personal goal to visit as many restaurants and bars as I could in New York City's five boroughs during my 8 year stint in NYC. Check out my happy hour blog, The New York Happy Hour

I hold an Associate's in Applied Science degree from Parsons, The New School for Design and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Arts and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin. 

You can view my resume here

SOME RULES I LIVE BY:

Maps are a great piece of decor, as is a potted plant.
Vintage leather is a must (even in the smallest form.)
Family heirlooms are almost always better than something new.

Interested in working with me? Send me a note at leborkin@gmail.com.