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 Designers

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Bright- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Kurtyka- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Santos- Interior Designer

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Jent- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Sandsmark- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eliety Perez- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Molinario- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Chen- Interior Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Sally- Interior Designer