This is L Design Studio, a local & national award-winning Interior Design Firm located in Naples, Florida. We create extraordinary living spaces on your terms, because great design is not one size fits all.
Integrity, respect, and understanding are at the foundation of our client relationships as we guide you through the design process, from concept to completion. We partner with experienced contractors to manage your project and streamline communication, freeing you up to feel engaged and inspired!
We believe in the transformative power of changing your environment, which is why we take the time to understand and enhance your individual lifestyle. Find your true expression with L Design Studio, because you should love where you live.
LYNDSEY DAVIS NICKLAS
PRESIDENT | PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
NCIDQ Cert. #025575
Lyndsey Davis Nicklas is a leader in South West Florida’s design industry. With for over 15 years of experience, she is the driving force behind L Design Studio. Providing authentic design on her clients terms is precisely why Lyndsey is often referred to as, “creative, professional, and easy to work with.” Her fresh approach to the design process allows her clients to feel passionate and engaged every step of the way.
Having grown up in Michigan, she attributes her friendly mid-west vibe and strong work ethic to her roots. Lyndsey earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree, and started her career in Naples as a lead designer for a local remodeling company. She held this position for 8 years, gaining invaluable experience in the construction industry, before going on to found L Design Studio in 2014.
Over the years, Lyndsey has been fully immersed in the design community, which lead her to serve on the board of the Interior Design Society as Treasurer from 2007-2009 and Vice President from 2009-2011. Her dedication to great design and to her clients has earned L Design Studio rankings among the Top 25 Interior Design Firms in SWFL, as well as recognition as Houzz Best of Service. Lyndsey believes that design should be memorable, so break the rules and explore the possibilities.
NCIDQ Cert. #025381
Julie Howlett, a Naples, Fl native graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor degree in Interior Design. Julie gained significant industry experience in both commercial and residential design while working for Robb & Stucky Interiors, Boughton Architects, Inc., Fletcher Thompson Architectural Engineering and KVS Interior Design. She’s had the opportunity to work on many model homes including one featured in the Collier County Parade of Homes 2016. Julie has traveled to complete private residences in Michigan, Illinois & Florida (Palm Beach, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Naples & Fort Myers). She passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination in 2009 and has been a Licensed Interior Designer in the State of Florida since 2009.
Julie joined L Design Studio March 2017 as the Senior Interior Designer and immediately flourished as Lyndsey’s right hand in the firm’s lively, fast paced atmosphere. Julie is involved with every facet of the company’s projects from material selections, space planning, to selecting the finest of furnishings and ultimately installing the final touches in a client’s home. She is very detailed oriented and prides herself on collaborating & understanding each client’s own unique style. Julie cherishes the fact that she gets to be involved in such a personal and meaningful creative process. She honestly wants you to LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE!
MICHELE ST. AMAND
Michele St. Amand, originally from Connecticut, moved to Florida in 1991 and has been an Interior Designer in Naples, Florida since then. She previously worked with the Forum Design Studio and Arthur Rutenberg Homes and then founded her own design firm, Longo Interiors, Inc. in 2001. As the Principal Designer, she designed residences and model homes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties and her designs reflect familiarity of the regions weather, social and designer ambiances. She has worked closely with builders in the area in all phases of construction from ground breaking through complete Interior Design. She is a past member (and the 2009-2010 President of the Naples chapter) of the Interior Design Society, a national organization dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry.
She was also certified by the CQRID (Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers. Michele is a past member of the Collier Building Industry Association and its Sales and Marketing Council. She chaired the Parade of Homes in Collier County in 2003, 2004 and 2015. She has served on many additional committees, both professionally and personally for charitable organizations, and continues to do so. During her term as President of IDS, she served on the board with Lyndsey Davis Nicklas and has maintained that relationship over the last ten years. She is proud to have joined L Design Studio in 2017, where she puts her experience to work to serve the company and its clients. “Helping others create a home which reflects their personal lifestyle has been very satisfying.”
LEAD DESIGN ASSISTANT
Gianna Weller, originally from New Jersey, moved to Southwest Florida in 2005. After her graduation from the University of Florida, she continued to live and work in Gainesville, FL. Go Gators!
Prior to joining L Design Studio, Gianna worked within the competitive cheerleading industry and traveled the country producing those events. While she has not worked in the design industry previously, she is thrilled by a challenge and to be a part of this amazing team.
Having worked in customer service for many years, Gianna is excited to bring unique, personalized communication to L Design. She will be assisting the designers with many aspects of the company’s projects as well as running L Design Studio’s marketing & social media presence. Her work ethic is very detailed oriented, organized, and timely which can only result in success.
Gianna prides herself in being warm, friendly & professional, all while creating a memorable experience.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Rachel Flowers has lived in Naples, FL for the past 9 years. She graduated from Ave Maria University with an Economics focus, while minoring in Business. Rachel grew up in a military family, moving states 11 different times, and residing in over 22 homes. She has lived as far west as Alaska, and as far east as Rhode Island. She thanks her military upbringing for her ability to adapt to any situation, and to easily engage in conversation with people from all walks of life. Rachel brings knowledge in a wide range of areas, but will be concentrating in finance at L Design.
Prior to L Design, Rachel worked for a university as the Director of Student Life, overseeing all campus events, audio visual services, and budget management for multiple departments. She is described by her peers as a diligent problem solver, and very task oriented. Rachel is excited to transition into the design world as she holds L Design close to her heart and believes in the team that president and principal designer, Lyndsey has created. When Rachel is not at work, she enjoys kayaking, golfing, traveling, or spending time with her Australian Shepherd, Birdie.
Megan Becker, originally from Nebraska, has lived in Naples since 2018. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she received her B.A. in Advertising and her M.A. in Education. Megan was raised on a successful farm and ranch in southern Nebraska. She attributes her dedication and perseverance to her upbringing working for her parents, and her experience playing collegiate basketball.
Megan comes to L Design with a diverse background, having experience in sales for a Fortune 500 company, and coaching NAIA and NCAA women’s basketball. Throughout her career Megan has managed a plethora of items such as budgets, marketing materials, regulatory affairs, as well as supply and demand for consumer markets. She’s excited to bring her upbeat and lively spirit to the L Design team.