The Naples Design District, Southwest Florida’s premier creative quarter, was officially created on March 15, 2018 by founding directors and a steering committee of member businesses. It is defined as the area in Naples, Florida located between 5th Avenue South to 7th Avenue North and the East side of US 41 to Goodlette Frank Road.
With the support of the local government and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which oversees and helps guide private and public initiatives for creating economic development, physical characteristic improvements and investment within the designated CRA districts, the Naples Design District is working towards several initiatives including 1) increased parking and accessibility to businesses 2) district wide beautification and infrastructure efforts geared towards a pedestrian-friendly experience and 3) district signage and identification.
The Naples Design District will continue to evolve with the addition of likeminded businesses and residential developments. Guests and residents in the area can visit, shop and dine at a variety of creative businesses ranging from art galleries, consignment shops, restaurants, to interior design shops, floral store, veterinarian clinic and a hair salon. The Naples Design District is also a hub for business men and women in the design industry to shop for clients at the myriad of home, lighting, furnishing, art and décor showrooms. 

Meet Our Officers

David Fruscione – President

David Fruscione is the owner of Republic of Decor and is a founding member of the Naples Design District Merchant Association. He has organized and lead the Annual Holiday Stroll for the past 3 years and has been instrumental with the marketing and branding efforts to promote the District. David’s goal is to take the neighborhood to the next level and create a destination where residents and visitors can find inspiration.

Gregory L. Palmer – VP of Planning & Development

Gregory L. Palmer, AIA, is principal architect of Harrison Design in Naples, which he established in 2017. He routinely collaborates with the nation’s leading designers, landscape architects and builders, thereby offering his clients access to the finest resources within the industry.  He is passionate about educating architecture students and aficionados about classical design.

Mr. Palmer is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architects. 

Gregory L. Palmer – VP of Planning & Development

Gregory L. Palmer, AIA, is principal architect of Harrison Design in Naples, which he established in 2017. He routinely collaborates with the nation’s leading designers, landscape architects and builders, thereby offering his clients access to the finest resources within the industry.  He is passionate about educating architecture students and aficionados about classical design.

Mr. Palmer is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architects. 

Heidi Inman – VP of Member Outreach

Heidi is the owner of Georgie’s, the women’s boutique that has been in her family for over 40 years. Growing up in the business and in the Naples/Marco Island area showed her the importance of community and relationship-building. Having just moved the store to the Design District, Heidi is excited to be a part of a group of like-minded merchants, working to progressively preserve the small-town feel of the District. She looks forward to bringing her passion for the environment and the Naples community to the neighborhood to consciously help it become a part of the fabric of Naples.

Lindsey Kamel – Secretary 

Lindsey is a Design Consultant at The Shade Store since 2017.  She has over 20 years of retail experience and served on a variety of committees to support The Greatest Place To Work Initiative for Chicos Outlet Division and later served as an Ambassador for the Naples Chamber of Commerce.  Lindsey loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Shawn Foust – Treasurer

Shawn moved to Naples in 2012, working in the IT and website development field. Looking for a change of pace, he joined the Lovetto Design team as the Business Manager in 2017. He served on the executive committee and later became the Treasurer for the District. He hopes to help the association grow into a true voice for the local community, protecting the business owners.

Lindsey Kamel – Secretary

Lindsey is a Design Consultant at The Shade Store since 2017.  She has over 20 years of retail experience and served on a variety of committees to support The Greatest Place To Work Initiative for Chicos Outlet Division and later served as an Ambassador for the Naples Chamber of Commerce.  Lindsey loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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