Welcome to Interior Design Society Naples Chapter! We are a regional chapter of the independent national organization, IDS, which is home to more than 3,000 members and one of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the interior design industry.
IDS Naples Chapter offers members the opportunity to grow not only as a professional but also within the community through education and business support. All qualified interior design professionals, including those who work as interior design affiliates, are most welcome and encouraged to join us.
Our Mission is to strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society by providing our members with valuable education, resources, programs, and services to aid them in their path to success.
We hold monthly General Membership meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at a new location provided by a member or affiliate within IDS Naples. Our General Membership meetings are a great way to meet other professionals in the Interior Design field, share your experiences, learn ways of helping each other, and above all grow!
Interested in becoming a member? Membership Application
Meet your board members
Courtenay Lindsey is a true Naples Native born at Naples Community Hospital. Courtenay has been with IDS for 4 years now, serving first as a member, then as Secretary, and now as President. After several years in the “customer Service ” industry she found her niche as a designer and currently works for Custom Closets and More. She lives and runs her life with humor and heart.
Immediate past president
Linda Donnelly is new to the Board but has been a member for the past 5 years. Hailing from New Jersey, and a graduate of Duke University, she has been in the publishing industry for the past 10 years. She launched her own self-funded, regional luxury home publication in Greenwich, CT and won two national FOLIO awards for editorial excellence. Most currently, she was recently named Publisher of Florida Design magazine’s new Naples edition premiering in January 2017.
Immediate past Vice President
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Michele moved to North Carolina where she received her BS in Business from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. For three years she worked for NC Wesleyan College’s Accelerated Degree Program in Admissions and Recruitment. She moved to Naples, FL in 1995, to work for Centex Homes as a Design Consultant, which she enjoyed for 11 years. She is currently in Outside Sales and Marketing for UMI where she has worked for the past 6 years. Never having the opportunity to be a board Member of any organization, she finds being on the IDS board not only fun, but a wonderful honor and opportunity.
As an ambitious graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Jordan began her career working in the whole sale furniture industry, assisting designers with their furniture and décor needs. She grew a passion for Interior Design and now works for Koastal Design Group – Kira Krumm & Co as a part of their Design and Marketing teams. She loves all things creative and is working to expand her skills in the Marketing and Design industry. She is ecstatic to have the chance to be a part of the IDS Board.
Sherri Miller is a flooring and design specialist with Hessler Floors. She has worked in design and sales for 30 years, in flooring and fine furniture. She was in Boca Raton for 20 years with Robb and Stucky, worked with ABC Carpet & Home in Thomasville, and with McSwain Carpet in Cincinatti for 10 years. She has a degree in Art and Education and taught Art in Illinois for 13 years. It has been a pleasure for her to be in Naples for the last 3 years working with designers, retail, and commercial clients.
Immediate past Treasurer
Joel Shapses is an award-winning sculptor who works in marble, alabaster, fused glass, bronze, and aluminum. His collectors are found in three continents. As a retired dentist, Joel’s career paralleled his dental career starting sculpture while he was a junior in college and has spanned over fifty-six years. He now maintains a sculpture gallery at 6240 Shirley Street, Naples, FL.
Member At Large 1
Bruce Cohen has been a resident of Naples, FL for nearly 22 years. He is happily married with children and grandchildren all here in Florida. Bruce is employed by Monark Premium Appliance company in Bonita Spring where he works in sales at a first class, state-of-the-art showroom. This is Bruce’s 6th year serving on the IDS Board and he feels fortunate to have found so many fine people in the industry and allied industries through IDS.
Member At Large 2
Lisa Hampton Lovetto is a 5th generation native Neapolitan, with over fifty years of history and experience in Southwest Florida. A lifetime of observation, study, and practice give her a grasp of the area and the lifestyle it has to offer. She is an award-winning State Licensed Interior Designer with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University. Regardless of the project, her design aesthetic is deeply guided by the desire to bring a sense of sublime beauty into every interior she creates.