What We Do
Meet Our Talented Designers
Learn about our design philosophy and more about our award-winning interior designers.
“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 President/CEO
Elevated. Excellence. Experience.
For more than 40 years, Design West has been defining five-star luxury and consistently elevating the client experience with our team of professional interior designers. We believe fashion isn’t just meant for the runway, and your home is an expression of your individual taste and lifestyle. That is why each client is given a hand-selected team of experienced designers and expert draftsmen to fit their project, style, personality and lifestyle. This allows our clients and their style to take center-stage, making each of our designs as unique as the people who inspire them.
At Design West, our teams are constantly challenging theirselves to redefine excellence and raise the bar in interior design. Design West has been the honored recipient of various professional awards and has continued working with clients of the most discerning taste. Our interior designers have been featured in several publications which can be found on our website. Be sure to navigate to our Press page to view some of our many featured designs in magazine such as Florida Design, Gulfshore Life, Naples Illustrated and more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 some of Naples best interior designers and expert draftsmen 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 the creativity of our interior designers fresh and also serves to strengthen the industry knowledge of all of our interior designers.
“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek
Where do we find our designers?
All of Design West’s interior designers are based in our Naples office. However, much like our clientele, our team comes from all over the United States. Design West prides itself on recruiting the best and brightest talent in interior design and bringing them together to create one of a kind, transformative designs.
What can our interior designers do for you?
Designing a home can be overwhelming and it is easy to get lost in the process- robbing you of this exciting experience. Our interior designers take the stress out of the process and create a luxury, five-star design experience for you. Each team gets to know their client’s style preferences, lifestyle and interests andthen makes selections by collaborating and curating unique pieces for the client to choose from.
Our interior designers ensure the overall design has flow and makes sense, which takes the guess work out of the selection process. Does your household have two conflicting styles? Not to worry! Design West interior design teams are experts at marrying styles and ensuring that each personality is harmoneously represented in your home design.
What makes Design West so unique?
Aside from our unique team design approach, Design West is one of the few design firms where our interior designers work direct with thousands of vendors to bring you bespoke home designs without needing a third-party design studio to place orders. Everything selected by you and our interior designers ships direct from the manufacturer to us.
Our nearly 40 years of business in Naples has allowed us to create close working relationships with vendors so that we gain access to the latest and greatest products for our interior designers to choose from. This also allows us to pass that savings on to our clients so they are getting the most out of their investment, versus shopping retail or multiple middle-man mark-ups.