Classic to Contemporary Interior Design in Sarasota
From classic to contemporary, we do it all. Our goal is to create a space that works for you. Our commitment is to beauty, elegance and comfort. At the same time we are always sensitive to your investment of resources and changing lifestyle needs. We can also help you make strategic investment decisions for those pieces that can last a lifetime and that you will be proud to pass down to future generations.
Interior Design for a Healthy Lifestyle
As experienced interior designers, we have the expertise to transform your space into a place that nourishes your well-being, serenity and creativity. We help you find that unique furnishing, perfect window treatment, wonderful rug, complementary paint color — and all the right home decor choices for your space.
Our approach to interior design offers a unique level of flexibility and control. Whether you are considering completely redecorating your home, or are giving your home a mini-makeover, we can help translate your vision into reality. Often simply moving furniture, adding color accents to walls, or investing in new window treatments can make a major difference in how you feel about your environment. We take the time to understand your unique lifestyle needs.
The Home Choices Design Deck™
Collins Interiors has pioneered a client-centered tool called The Home Choices Design Deck™. This unique design tool provides a series of choices for clients in consultation with our designers to address your lifestyle needs, family member preferences, color/texture favorites, and design priorities. We consistently meet and exceed expectations of our clients.
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Architects, contractors, interior designers and all of their fans came together at the offices of SRQ magazine last night to celebrate the 15th annual Home of the Year Awards Ceremony, seeing honors bestowed on local builders for local projects. With submitted projects evaluated by a three-judge panel of experts from Tampa, Naples and Miami, awards were given…Read More
Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner of Collins Interiors, LLC How she turned her longtime hobby of interior design into a successful business. Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner Collins Interiors Design TWELVE YEARS AGO, Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner retired from her career as a health care executive and after taking classes and consulting with seasoned professionals, launched her interior design practice,…Read More
Interior designer Barbara Gardner (owner of Collins Interiors) and her husband Tom recently downsized from a large home on Bird Key to an apartment at Orchid Beach. She brought about a third of her existing furniture with her and then added new things that are appropriate to the size of the rooms and to her…Read More
Q+A: INTERIOR DESIGNER BARBARA GARDNER Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner is the founder and president of COLLINS INTERIORS. Her certifications and affiliations include: The Interior Design Society (IDS); International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Design Association; and certified home stager. TSG Sarasota: What prep work should someone do before meeting with a designer?…Read More