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Best of the City: Interior Design

Whether styling classic or contemporary spaces, Collins Interiors continues to be one of Sarasota’s top designers.

Presented by Collins Interiors September 23, 2021

Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner, the founder and president of Collins Interiors, LLC, in a photo taken in her home on Lido Key

Image: Nancy Guth

Now in its 15th year serving residents in Sarasota and beyond, Collins Interiors, LLC, is led by Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner. Known for her sophisticated sensibility, timeless design aesthetic, and ability to exceed her clients’ expectations with a keen attention to detail, Barbara enjoys using global influences in her approach. She and her talented team apply feng shui principles to homes, believing an exquisitely designed room can nourish its inhabitants with feelings of peace, serenity, and well-being. This commitment to excellence is clear throughout the homes they create with clean lines, beautiful colors, and uncluttered, functional arrangements.

To ensure that they are up on the latest design trends and materials, Barbara and her team attend annual trade shows and conferences—from the High Point Furniture Market to the New York Architectural Design Show to the Maison & Objet Conference in Paris—and embrace global travel to inspiring destinations.

At its heart, Collins Interiors is based on truly customer-centric service. Barbara created “The Home Choices Design Deck” to facilitate a totally personalized result for each home and each client. “Our work is uniquely focused on understanding a client’s answers to an extensive list of trademarked questions; we make sure your home reflects you—your tastes, family member preferences, lifestyle, timeline, and desired investment,” Barbara says. “The completed home, after all, is the ultimate reflection of its residents.”

Barbara and her team have an extensive list of awards and honors reflecting a variety of design services they provide, making them one of our esteemed “Best of the City” businesses.

Collins Interiors
595 Bay Isles Rd, Ste 120F
Mediterranean Plaza
Longboat Key, FL  34228
(941) 383-0131
[email protected]

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