Leader Design Studio is a Sarasota, Florida based residential design firm founded in 2011 by Chris Leader. Specializing in new single-family construction, extensive renovations, waterfront properties and condominium renovations, Leader Design Studio has a broad range of experience creating thoughtful homes suited to our clients’ unique needs. With a combined 25 years of experience, Leader Design Studio and its staff have designed and completed over 50 custom homes in Southwest Florida over the last 10 years. We are a full service design firm and we oversee projects from initial concept design through construction administration. Our studio is currently under construction and will be located in Downtown Sarasota at 1003 North Orange Avenue.
Leader Design Studio is fully committed to making thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable homes. Thoughtfully designed buildings connect us to our natural environment and improve the quality of everyday life. We design site-specific homes to be respectful and responsive to the surrounding community and take deep consideration for the larger social and physical context. Our projects optimize natural light and ventilation, use locally sourced materials, and employ the most energy efficient products and systems. With each project, we strive to contribute to a more sustainable way of living and future. Among our LEED Certified Platinum projects are the Lido Deck Haus, Fish Camp and Lotus on Orange.
This spectacular example of 19th century home restoration, presented by The DMD Group, just goes to show that older structures don’t have to look dated. Multiple elements of this 19th century home were kept intact and perfectly preserved to maintain a decidedly sophisticated mood. An outdoor stone health placed on the other side of the indoor […]
Meet an apartment that brings in the old with the new. The original light wood flooring has been restored and kept intact, going perfectly with the brick wall that lines the living room and kitchen. The wood chairs, desk and tables seem at ease in this laid back and effortlessly designed environment. Many light fixtures […]
Typically, dorm style living is seen as a last resort for students of all nations. A private home was gutted and completely renovated, giving one lucky student access to a place where private studying and small gathers are looked upon favorably. This dorm is very similar to studio apartments, in terms of structure. The living area […]
In Zelenograd, designers Polina and Alexandra Fedorova embarked on an interior design project that is being showcased here. This example of apartment interior design leaves much to the imagination. The space is basked in shades of black, brown and grey. Accents and accessories are used at a bare minimum, but it is plain to see that this […]