Forward Move | Re-imagined Event Design

August 27, 2014 Joe Luft

Forward Move | Re-imagined Event Design

It has long been Kehoe Designs’ dream to have ALL its artisans – welders, designers, painters, florists, graphic artists, upholsterers, tailors, production specialists, lighting engineers – under one roof. We are thrilled to announce that day has come, with the added excitement of  having our sister company, Floral Exhibits, also in our midst! We’ve devised our new home specifically with you in mind; a place to spark inspiration and encourage collaboration throughout the entire design process. Read on to learn how we plan on using our beautiful and spacious new digs to ignite creativity and elevate our clients’ experience with interactive design.


Discover our ‘Enhanced’ New Home

An easy drive from downtown Chicago, our new location provides us an inspired space to fully express our passion for design and to showcase Kehoe Designs’ constantly evolving event decor. As you enter into reception, take note of our stylish new furnishings and fresh floral touches. Meet our team in one of seven smartly appointed conference rooms, fully equipped with audiovisual capabilities to enhance the event planning process. From our wifi enabled flat screens, explore our vast inventory of images, review custom floor plans, or skype in a colleague or family member. Roam the halls to find collections of beautiful canvas prints depicting a number of our most spectacular events.


Event Design as Interactive and Collaborative

One of the most important additions to our new space is a design studio encouraging clients to act as co-creators as they explore options in colors, finishes, fabrics, furnishings and accessories. “The design studio will bring a new level of professional design and collaboration to the client experience,” says Designer, Vince Hart. “It’s so exciting to have a beautifully manicured space dedicated to the art of design where clients can interact with inventory and begin to visualize the event of their dreams,” Vince adds.

Operating the design studio’s trend forward gallery is the Creative Services team. “Throughout the space, there are areas to pause, discuss and select from our many offerings in the form of samples and swatches. It serves as a universal paint box where together, client and designer curate their event incorporating our extensive range of capabilities and a whole lot of design ideas,” says Creative Director, Bridget Frizze. The multi sensory experience also includes a window on to our floral studio showcasing a variety of blooms from which to get inspired. As a teaser to the many decor options now at your fingertips, enjoy this sneak peak of just a few of the timeless collections currently on display in our design studio.

Gilded Treasures


Organic Opulence


Soft Neutrals and Sparkles


A Space of Infinite Possibilities

In addition to the design studio, our building now boasts much larger sample rooms equipped with sophisticated lighting systems which ultimately allow clients a more accurate preview of their event brought to life.  “With our spacious rooms, neutral walls and  200 plus craftsmen and artisans on hand, we’re able to create an equally impressive mock-up for an intimate wedding environment as a massive, multi-themed corporate event,” says Samples Manager, Paul Prentice. “It’s an opportunity to experience the many layers of the client’s design -color palette, custom lighting, floral, finishes and fabrics- all together and then to perfect their vision before the big day arrives,” adds Vince.

But that isn’t all! In the planning phase of our happy new home is an impressive 25,000 sq ft venue affectionately called The Geraghty. “Designed to provide infinite options in modern technology, entertainment and decor, our new space raises the bar in the Chicago event scene,” says Tom Kehoe. Less than two miles from McCormick Place and five miles from the Magnificent Mile, this sophisticated, large format space, is the ultimate canvas to bring big dreams and bold imagination to life.

For our grand finale, we offer you yet another sneak peak of the types of surprises that await you at the NEW Kehoe Designs! Come see us soon!

We look forward to welcoming you into our new home located at 2555 S. Leavitt Street in Chicago, Illinois! To begin your journey in the passion filled world of event design and decor, call us for an appointment at 312.421.0030!