Principal/Interior Designer - FL License ID 0003980
For over two decades Dawn has designed interiors for residences in Naples and beyond. As a native Floridian, she understands and appreciates the charisma and charm of the Naples idyllic area. The love of design and helping people find the expression that communicates their personality into their living space has enabled Dawn to flourish in the design world.
Drawing upon many disciplines, Dawn combines the use of colors, textures, furniture and lighting to create each residence unique to each client. Graduating from the University of Florida, Dawn has received numerous awards and her work has appeared in several prestigious publications and trade journals. She and her staff have completed a vast number of residential and commercial projects, including over one hundred model homes.
Each of her projects begin with research based upon the client's vision, which she uses to bring inspiration to design. Dawn has built a successful practice by providing outstanding service and Each of her projects begin with research based upon the client's vision, which she uses to bring inspiration to design. Dawn has built a successful practice by providing outstanding service and Each of her projects begin with research based upon the client's vision, which she uses to bring inspiration to design. Dawn has built a successful practice by providing outstanding service and
Kirsten graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Fine Art and received her Masters of Interior Design from Florida International University. She joined Little Palm Design Group two years ago, and calls on her art background as a resource for inspiration, design concepts and color schemes. She believes that creating a bond with her clients sets the stage for a working relationship which allows her to transform their spaces in ways that are fresh, yet comfortable.
Kirsten comes from a long line of interior designers and architects, with a grandfather who, settled in Naples in 1955 and was the second architect to practice our community. Her family recently celebrated her remarkable grandmother's retirement from practicing interior design in Naples for over 50 years, spending her early years working with noted builder, Junkie Fleischmann in developing the Third Street South area. Kirsten, too, has lived in Naples most of her life, and, as she puts it, "Just loves Naples living."
Krista joins Little Palm Design Group with 20 plus years’ experience in high-end residential design that has awarded her opportunities from California to Chicago. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and an emphasis on cultural studies and art. Krista’ professional work experience while in Chicago developed her passion for art, antiques and interior architecture as well as cultivated her desire to own her business.
As the principle designer of her own company, Krista was able to focus on a select number of client’s and their vision for their new space, always beginning by listening to a client’s needs as they related to function, aesthetic, budget, and time-line. Krista further develops her design projects with subtle layers of texture, color, art and personal details.
With a desire to have her toes in the sand and sun on her face, Krista accepted a design position as a Project Manager in Bonita Springs Florida in 2013. Her position further tuned her project management and client relation skills as well as granted her experiences with home renovation on the coast.
Krista has embraced her new lifestyle in Southwest Florida and looks forward to assisting you with creating a casually, sophisticated, coastal retreat for you and your family to enjoy.
Peggy is an Interior Design Assistant at Little Palm Design Group. She has over 30 years of experience in the interior design/home furnishings industry. Peggy co-founded and operated a full service design and home furnishings showroom in Harrisburg, PA for over 25 of those years. After closing their business, she and her husband recently relocated to Naples. The move is one that they have both thoroughly enjoyed, as they have come to know Naples as a uniquely special place to live and work.
Peggy has a bright and cheerful personality and is competent in many levels of the design process. Her extensive past experience in the design industry as well as her attention to detail, gives her a broad understanding of the needs of clients and designers alike. She can usually answer almost any question asked of her and will always find the answer as needed. She truly loves the opportunity to work with Dawn and the design team at Little Palm Design Group.
Liz is the Interior Design Assistant at Little Palm Design Group. She has many years' experience in public relations, residential real estate, event management, project management, home staging and administration.
Liz started her career in public relations and event management in California wine industry. After many years in the wine business and a desire to own her own business, Liz opened a salon and spa in upper Napa Valley. From the design and remodeling process of her salon, grew a desire to work in home interiors. After selling her business, and at the encouragement of her salon clients, Liz became a licensed REALTOR® in California. From California, Liz moved to Indiana, where she continued to sell residential real estate, consulting with builders on new construction, from planning stages to final sale. As an Accredited Staging Professional®, she was the first to introduce home staging to the central Indiana area. Liz holds a Florida real estate license, but a passion for home interiors has awarded her the opportunity to work with the very talented designers at the Little Palm Design Group - a lifelong dream come true!