What We Do

Meet Our Talented Designers

Learn about our interior design philosophy and more about our design teams.

“Our group takes a unique team approach to interior design because we believe the best ideas come from more than one mind.” –Glenn Midnet, Design West Presidet/CEO 

Our Leadership

Elevated. Excellence. Experience.

For more than 40 years, Design West has been defining luxury and consistently raising the bar for the customer experience. Design West has been the honored recipeint of various professional awards, as well as magazine features and continues to create captivating designs that are as distictive as each of our clients.

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Glenn Midnet, President/CEO

Glenn is a New York native who established Design West after a 25-year career including nationally and internationally renowned interior design projects. Based in Naples, Florida, he lends his world-class interior design expertise and leadership to the design process, creating award-winning interiors throughout the country as part of the team at Design West. Glenn takes the opportunity to meet with every client that comes through Design West, providing them direct access to him throughout the design process. 

Glenn’s passion for home design is matched by his fervor for philanthropy, specifically breast cancer research. As the creator of Furniture for the Cure, a unique furniture line distinctly recognizable by the beautifully artistic use of the breast cancer ribbon throughout the sophisticated pieces. The Furniture for the Cure line, for which Glenn holds the U.S. patent, was designed to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer, a cause which Glenn and the unique pieces he has created continue to fund today.

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Glenn Midnet, President/CEO

Glenn is a New York native who established Design West after a 25-year career including nationally and internationally renowned interior design projects. Based in Naples, Florida, he lends his world-class interior design expertise and leadership to the design process, creating award-winning interiors throughout the country as part of the team at Design West. Glenn’s passion for home design is matched by his fervor for philanthropy, specifically breast cancer research. As the creator of Furniture for the Cure, a unique furniture line distinctly recognizable by the beautifully artistic use of the breast cancer ribbon throughout the sophisticated pieces. The Furniture for the Cure line, for which Glenn holds the U.S. patent, was designed to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer, a cause which Glenn and the unique pieces he has created continue to fund today.

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Dominique Coffman, VP of Design

New York native Dominique LaManna Coffman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University, which is dually accredited CIDA and NASAD. She holds degrees in both Interior Design and Art History. She is a licensed Interior Designer, License Number ID6067 in the state of Florida. Dominique is passionate about fulfilling her clients’ dreams and creating beautiful and functional living environments through Interiors by Design West. She has designed private residences and model homes throughout Florida and all over the country.

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Edgar Ramirez, VP/ Assoc. AIA

Edgar Ramirez oversees the interior detailing and cabinetry design services for Interiors by Design West. Edgar obtained his accredited degree from the nationally ranked College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and past member of the Kansas State Alumni Association Board of Directors. With +15 years of experience, he contributes a strong understanding of building structural and mechanical systems as well as an ability to push the boundaries and create leading-edge design. Edgar focuses on the technical aspect of all projects, from conception with clients to the completion of working drawings necessary to carry out the design intent. His award-winning design resume includes interior detailing, custom kitchen cabinetry and built-in furniture design for high-end custom homes.

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JoAnna Palinchak, VP of Design

JoAnna Palinchak has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Florida State University and has been in the design field for more than 12 years. She has held design positions in local and national companies specializing in model home merchandising and high-end residential design. Her work has been featured in The Magazine of Naples, Southwest Florida Home and Design, and Luxury Living. She was recognized in Golf Magazine for the Naples Golf Dream Home and was also chosen to be on the design team for the National Association of Home Builders’ New American Home in Orlando, Florida. JoAnna blends her professionalism, attention to detail, organizational skills and extraordinary creativity into each and every design project. She provides customized designs to fit any scope of work, and her main priority is to ensure client satisfaction.

Meet Our Interior Design Teams

Design West stands out among other  interior design firms and achieves award-winning results through our unique team approach. Our Southwest Florida based, comprehensive design team includes and array of outstanding interior designers with fresh perspectives who work extremely well as a team to develop creative solutions in tune with each client’s desires so that the design reflects the client, rather than any one designer. This distinctive approach keeps our designs fresh and also serves to strengthen the industry knowledge of all of our interior designers.

Dominique, Kelsey & Kelly M.

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Dominique Coffman, Interior Designer/VP of Design

License No. ID6067

Dominique is a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University, which is dually accredited CIDA and NASAD. She holds degrees in both interior design and art history. Dominique has been with Design West for 13 years.

 

Kelsey Santos, Interior Designer

License No. ID6494

Kelsey is a licensed designer from Lee’s Summit, MO. She holds a degree in interior design with a minor in construction technology from Pittsburg State University. She graduated within the top of her class, receiving scholastic honors, being inducted into the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society, and becoming a Certified Green Professional through the NAHB. 

Kelly Molinario, Interior Designer

Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from High Point University, which is dually accredited CIDA and NASAD. She holds a bachelor’s degree interior design.

JoAnna, Kim & Kelly K.

Design West interior design
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JoAnna Palinchak, Interior Designer/VP of Design

JoAnna has a degree in interior design from Florida State University and has been in the design field for +14 years. Her design work has been featured in The Magazine of Naples, Southwest Florida Home & Design, Golf Magazine and Luxury Living.

 

 Kim Bright, Interior Designer

License No. ID6659

Kim holds a degree in interior design, after graduating summa cum laude from Savannah College of Art & Design. Kim is experience in high-end residential pre-construction and renovation projects with a focus on creating cohesive designs that translate through all of the spaces.

 

Kelly Kurtyka, Interior Designer

License No. ID6595

Kelly hold’s a degree in interior design from Florida State University, a CIDA accredited university. Prior to joining Design West in 2013, Kelly started her career in Manhattan working with Architectural Digest and Dwell Magazine. Her work has been featured on the cover and a 12 page spread in Home & Design Magazine.

“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek

Raquel, Morgan & Eliety

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Raquel Bloam, Interior Designer

License No. ID34281

Raquel is a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kent State University, which is a CIDA-accredited program. She studied architecture, art and design abroad in Florence, Italy and throughout Europe during her time at Kent State. She has been with Design West for eight years.

 

Morgan Jent, Interior Designer

Morgan is an interior designer with experience working on over 100 residental and commercial projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. She holds a degree in interior design from Western Kentucky University, and moved to Florida to join Design West in creating unmatched luxury designs

 

Eliety Perez, Interior Designer

Eliety graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design with a focus on interior design. She is new to the Design West and we are very excited to have her joining our design team. 

Brooke & Lindsay

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Brooke Meyer, Interior Designer

 Brooke possesses a bachelors of science degree in studio art and a masters degree in interior design from Florida State University. Her experience includes luxury residential design, as well as high-end commercial design. She has created bespoke interiors all across the U.S. as well as international locations such as the Cayman Islands and Paris, France.

 

Lindsay Molinario, Interior Designer

Lindsay holds a degree in interior design, after graduating summa cum laude from High Point University, which is a CIDA accredited program.

 

 

 

Michael, Christina,

Shirley & Anna-Marie

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Michael Sandsmark, Interior Designer

 Michael is a Southwest Florida native with a degree in interior design from The Institute of Interior Design at Southwest Florida College, which is an NASAD accredited college. He is also one of Design West’s certified Bang & Olufsen experts.

 

Christina Sally, Interior Designer

Christina is a graduate of West Virgina University, with a bachelors of science in fashion merchandising. Christina has worked as a visual stylist for various luxury brands.

 

Shirley Chen, Interior Designer

Shirley is a graduate of Pratt Institute, a CIDA accredited program in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design. We are excited to have Shirley join us at Design West and share her creativity and innovative design perspective with our team.