As a young boy, Leo would watch theatrical performances and find inspiration from the gracious movements of the stage players and how the lighting effects influenced the emotions of each scene. It can be said that his present works are inspired by his early exposure to the visual arts. Leo’s spaces are characterized by classic design elements fused with interesting textures and artistic details that render a timeless yet forward vibe. After graduating magna cum laude from the Divine Word Seminary, he took up interior design at the Philippine School of Interior Design soon after. His talent bagged him the 2008 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in the Interior Design category.
According to Leo, design should be something that can be experienced. “Design has the power to transform lives. It should always be simple, beautiful, functional and appropriate”, he says.