Deborah Paulin, NCIDQ Certified joined Vogue Interior Design in 1999 with a combination of interior design, business and project management skills. Originally from Atlanta, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgia State University and completed her Interior Design degree at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where she graduated with honors. Prior to joining Vogue, Deborah served as Showroom Manager for Consolidated Sales at the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas. She then founded and managed her own interior decorating business in Dallas for several years.
Deborah is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With 33 years of formal training and experience, she is extremely well-versed in every phase of her field. Her specialties include renovations, architectural and tile detailing, residential and commercial lighting – including art lighting and display – and window treatment design. Her projects have won numerous awards and have appeared in prominent publications including Gulfshore Life, Naples Illustrated and Spectacular Homes of Florida.
Leslie Gebert is an Allied member of ASID. She is a 35 year veteran of residential and commercial interior design. After graduating from Hanover College with a BFA in Fine Art, she received a Masters of Science degree in interior design from South Carolina’s Winthrop University. Her design work carries a timeless refinement that is unmistakable. Clients connect with her warm disposition and the creative approach she brings to the process. In this way she has enjoyed many repeat client projects in several locations throughout the country.
She is a recipient of numerous design awards and has been published in Gulfshore Life, Naples Illustrated, Bonita Living, Home & Design and Spectacular Homes of Florida. Leslie has been with Vogue Interiors since 2004.
Salvatore Giso is a native of Winchester, Massachusetts and relocated to Naples in 1985. He has accumulated over 25 years of luxury interior design experience. Through his training and expertise over the course of his career, Salvatore has been awarded with many distinguished career achievement awards. He attributes his success to his commitment to keeping each design client’s inspirations unique without imposing his personal preferences, while providing unparalleled service.. As he so eloquently puts it, “My primary interest is to collaborate with clients to create interiors that reflect their unique personality, taste, and lifestyle, while maximizing functionality and practicality.”
Salvatore strives to always exceed his clients’ expectations. With longstanding personal relationships with vendors, contractors and workrooms nationwide, Salvatore has the benefit of being able to select the best skilled craftsmen while ensuring that his standards for workmanship and reliability are met.
Eva has spent the last 20 years designing in SW Florida where she has won numerous awards for Best Interior Design for her work on Luxury Residential Homes. She has an extensive knowledge of the construction process, interior design and fashion.
She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Textiles & Fashion Merchandising. After a successful career in fashion and costuming, she moved to SW Florida, achieving her certification as an IDS Professional passing the NCQRID. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Interior Design Society of Fort Myers Chapter 2011 – current.
Originally from Stockholm, Sweden and having lived and traveled all over the world, Eva uses the influence of fashion, architecture, culture and art from around the globe to enhance all her projects. She believes in pushing the boundaries of art and design; exploring new products and trends and bringing her clients great design, beauty and harmony to their homes and their lives.
Christie Heeb has been a creative force in the interior design profession for more than 30 years. A cum laude graduate of William Woods University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design. She continues her education by attending ongoing state-approved architectural and interior design seminars to keep abreast of current design considerations as well as related health, safety and welfare issues.
Christie’s success as an interior designer is a result of her attention to detail, her artistic aptitude and most importantly her ability to listen to her clients. She engages her clients in a partnership to successfully create functional, comfortable interiors that tastefully reflect their vision of ambiance as well as their Florida lifestyle. Christie’s goal for every project that she embraces is to “exceed client expectations.”
Christie’s design work has been featured in several periodicals inclusive of Gulfshore Life, Gulf Coast Living and Home and Condo Magazine.
Design Associate Sherri Bradford, Allied Member ASID, is a Michigan native who has been with Vogue Interior Design since 2010. Her experience profile includes 22 years in the design field creating interiors for new residences and managing and making selections for remodeling projects. Sherri’s expertise includes an extensive background in furniture and window treatment design. When creating an interior, her designs reflect her clients’ personal style or introduce them to a new style if they are intent on making a significant change to their living environment. She firmly believes that each of her clients’ homes should be as individualized and unique as the people who reside in them.
“I love to create residences that are comfortable for my clients, their family and friends,” said Sherri. “When I manage a remodeling design project for a client, it is always gratifying to be able to remove various elements from the home the client no longer cares for and to make selections that transform their spaces into something new and wonderful. For me, an important part of that process involves filling the home with colors, textural elements, furnishings and finishes that make the environment better suited to their wants, needs and expectations. It is important to me to fully understand a client’s vision and to be able to provide a look that truly reflects what they want in their home. That is the truest measure of success in a design.”
A native of Ohio, Jo Carter has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the construction industry. Throughout her career, she has exhibited an uncanny ability to listen and to understand her clients’ unique preferences in a way that ensures the timely and successful completion of stunning interior design projects time after time. Jo is currently serving as the Chair of the Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) Sales and Marketing Council and was named recipient of CBIA awards on three occasions, including Marketing Director of the Year in 2014, 2017 Leadership Award for her work as Chair of CBIA’s Parade of Homes, and the 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award for her sales and marketing expertise.
In 2015, Jo created and operated the Interior Design Broker, a firm that used her “Match-Maker Concept” to connect investors, builders, and homeowners while finding their perfect interior designer. Her exceptional relationship-building and communication skills ensure that Vogue’s residential and commercial interior design clients enjoy a level of service that is pro-active, knowledgeable, and results driven.
Vogue’s Donna Overly, ASID, CAP’s approach to design is brilliant in its simplicity. “A well-designed room,” says Donna, “should please the eye and stimulate the mind, as well as welcome and excite you.” With more than 30 years of interior design experience in both the United States and abroad, Donna should know. She founded Vogue Interior Design in 1979 and specializes in the creation of captivating spaces for private residences, commercial spaces, and yachts. Donna has served on the Board of Directors and as a vice president of the American Society of Interior Designers, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.
Donna’s natural curiosity and passion for design have generated an on-going desire to expand her already extensive repertoire. That desire has led to her participation in a wide array of professional level design programs, seminars and symposiums all over the world. She has studied French décor, architecture and furniture in Provence, France; the wonders of Italian classic design through examinations of a Venetian palazzo, a Palladian villa and Renaissance Florence in Italy; and the history of French classical architecture and interior design in Paris. Donna has also broadened her considerable design knowledge and expertise through participation in programs that addressed textile appreciation; environmentally compatible interiors and materials; understanding American architecture; space and scale; and historic preservation. She brings her wealth of knowledge and design experience to every project she undertakes and serves as a shining example to the entire Vogue team of interior designers of what a genuine passion for design is all about.
With more than 30 years of award-winning interior design experience, Vogue Interior Design principal Debbie DeMaria, ASID, IDS, brings a dynamic intellectual curiosity and absence of pretense to her work. Her unique talent for the application of materials, patterns, and colors, as well as a seasoned grasp of the principals of classic design, allow her to create interior spaces that reflect both a keen understanding of the past and an insightful perspective on the most noteworthy interior design trends.
Debbie’s exceptional understanding of architecture, the construction process, and the preferences of luxury homebuyers have positioned her as one of Southwest Florida’s most highly coveted interior designers. She has worked with homeowners and prominent homebuilders to create luxury private residences and model designs in prestigious communities and neighborhoods throughout Collier and Lee Counties including Talis Park, Quail West, TwinEagles, Miromar Lakes, Lely Resort, Verandah, and Treviso Bay, among others. Her stunning model designs have been acknowledged through the receipt of numerous industry awards.