The Process

What exactly does full-service interior design mean?

Full-service interior design refers to a comprehensive approach to designing a residence that encompasses all aspects of the design process—from concept to completion. For example, we provide detailed selection schedules to ensure seamless execution in the field. The goal of full-service interior design is to provide a complete and cohesive design solution that meets our client’s needs and preferences while ensuring a high level of quality and attention to detail throughout the entire process.

How do I embark on an interior design project with Design West?

We begin with our in-depth, complimentary Design Profile to learn how your space can help tell your story —and then we craft the vision from there. The end result is sophisticated, uniquely current, and entirely yours. Click here to schedule yours.

What should I bring to the Complimentary Design Profile?

Please feel free to bring along any Pinterest boards, Houzz projects, or any design magazines that inspire you! If you have any construction plans, those would be useful as well.

How involved will I have to be in the design process?

You can be involved as much or as little as you’d like! Our team consists of expert interior designers and interior architects who are extensively educated and trained. We offer you the flexibility to participate in the design process to the extent that you prefer while we handle absolutely everything else.

You will have the opportunity to put your fingerprint on the design while we make it our priority to make this an enjoyable experience for you.

How do you ensure that the final design meets the client’s expectations?

Our comprehensive, Southwest Florida-based design team includes some of Naples’ best interior designers and expert draftsmen. We work to develop creative solutions in tune with each client’s desires—ensuring that the design reflects you and your story, rather than any one designer. Our unique, team-based approach keeps our team’s creativity vibrant, brings a fresh perspective to every project, and results in the delivery of stunning designs.

We work closely with our clients throughout the entire process, keeping you up to date with the progress and providing you with multiple opportunities to provide feedback and make revisions. Behind the scenes, we have implemented a 196-step design process to ensure accuracy and that the design exceeds your expectations.

As our current clients will tell you, our longstanding relationships with contractors and local artisans give you instant access to some of the best craftspeople in the business.

And, of course: Ask us about our renowned happiness guarantee!

How do you handle communication and organization during the project?

We believe that communication and organization are key to the success of any project. As such, we have a well-established system in place to ensure that our clients are kept informed and up-to-date throughout the entire process. You have a dedicated design team on your project, along with a lead designer who will be your main point of communication and provide you with regular updates on your project’s progress.

Additionally, we encourage open and transparent communication between all parties involved in the project. We work closely with our clients, contractors, and local artisans to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the project is completed according to the agreed-upon timeline and budget. Our goal is to ensure that every project is executed smoothly and that our clients are completely satisfied with the end result.

Our Services

What interior design services do you offer?

We are a full-service, luxury interior design firm based in Naples, Florida with our own in-house cabinetry division. We provide interior design, custom cabinetry, custom renovations, and model merchandising services.

What areas do you serve?

Although our main clientele is based in Southwest Florida, our exceptional design process, attention to detail and expansive capabilities have impressed our clients who have residences around the globe. As a result, they often engage us to undertake projects in other locations.

Why should I pick Design West over other interior design firms in the area?

Our approach is truly different—combining over forty years of experience with the most talented, highly-educated designers in the business, we have elevated the design experience by implementing a uniquely detailed, 196-step process.

Do you offer project management services to oversee each individual project?

In all of our interior design projects, you have a dedicated project manager to oversee the project. Additionally, your interior designers do walkthroughs at critical junctures during the construction phase to ensure your project is executed seamlessly.

How do you stay up to date with the latest interior design trends?

We place a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, which enables our designers to share their ideas and inspiration with one another. This collaborative approach helps to ensure that our designs are innovative and fresh. The magic is in the combination—a uniquely effective pairing of experienced leadership and fresh perspectives from a highly-educated, talented team.

We also attend High Point Market each year, the world’s premier home furnishings event, to stay up to date with the latest in design innovation. And we are a licensed interior design firm and professional member of the Interior Design Society.

How can hiring an interior design firm help me avoid costly mistakes during my project?

Hiring an interior design firm can help you avoid costly mistakes in several ways. We have a team of experts with the trained skills and expertise required to develop a comprehensive design plan that takes into account your specific requirements and constraints. This helps to minimize the risk of overspending or investing in elements that do not fit with the overall design vision.

We can provide guidance and advice on selecting the right materials, finishes, and furnishings that will best meet your needs and budget. Your project will never have materials that are not suitable for the intended purpose, or furniture that is not appropriately scaled for the room—and we always maintain continuity throughout the space.

We also have the ability to provide detailed drawings and specifications to builders and other vendors that will help them better understand the project requirements and prevent costly errors that can arise when there is miscommunication between different parties.

Finally, we are able to provide factory-direct procurement, bypassing the design center middleman that many smaller firms need to use. The benefits of these relationships are passed directly to you.

Can you tell me more about your custom cabinetry division?

With our abundant resources and extensive expertise, we can craft bespoke storage solutions that perfectly align with your individual needs and preferences. Utilizing direct procurement and the finest materials, combined with cutting-edge techniques, we create custom cabinetry that is both functional and visually captivating. Our collaborative approach involves close coordination between our team and yours to design storage solutions that seamlessly integrate with your space and style.

By having an in-house custom cabinetry division, we eliminate any potential disconnect that may arise from outsourcing. This ensures a smooth integration in the final product, as our designers work alongside our highly skilled craftsmen to create top-quality, exquisite cabinetry that is built to endure for years to come. Our designers handle the interior design and millwork resulting in a seamless and harmonious final product.