“Executive Designs has decorated and furnished three homes for us in southwest Florida. At the surface it is simple to see that we would highly recommend Laurie Minerva’s services as we have repeated her services twice after our initial engagement. On our first home, Laurie handled all aspects including but not limited to paint colors on the walls, furniture, artwork and accessories throughout the home. In our second home she designed “ALL” aspects of the home. She assisted us from Day 1 when we went to the Arthur Rutenberg design center before the home was even built. Her ability to decipher your taste, likes and dislikes and apply that to your new home is seamless. Our third home she designed from scratch as well. All three homes have exceeded our expectations and Laurie clearly has the ability to communicate and understand her clients’ needs. The major intangible that Laurie brings to the table is that she treats your home like it is her home and handles “everything” in that underlying manner. When she is working on your home there is a comfort level that you know it will be terrific!! From a very satisfied customer, we would highly recommend Laurie and her expertise as she is clearly a leader in her field.” Christopher J. Cooney Fort Myers, FL
“Laurie Minerva is a natural artist when it comes to seeing a space not as it is, but as it should be. She has a gift for knowing how to place items, coordinate colors, furniture, artwork, rugs, and accessories within a room that transform it into a work of art.
Having worked with her for over five years, I know Laurie really listens to her clientele and focuses on what is important to them. She is able to work within a client’s home and budget to refine the interior design in such a way that it still reflects the personality of its owners and uniquely expresses their own style.
She is committed to her client’s satisfaction and takes on each endeavor as if it were her own home. Laurie gives special attention to preserving meaningful items by finding the perfect space for those sentimental treasures that have been cast out in the hall because they “did not seem to fit” and magically integrates them into the design theme.
Being a Realtor, I know the importance and benefits of working with a professional interior decorator. I have personally worked with Laurie within my own home and recommend her without hesitation to my clients and friends. I have had the opportunity to witness many of her projects and the outcome of each, whether it be small or large, has always been stunning! There are many interior designers you can choose to work with, but not all are gifted with natural artistic talent like Laurie.”
Ann Darwish Naples, Florida
“After moving from Chicago to the West Coast of Florida, I hired Laurie Minerva to decorate my new home. Laurie was very receptive to my ideas and was most helpful in determining which of my existing pieces would work in the new house and then recommended additional pieces to enhance the look. The end result was a home that was comfortable, interesting and quite beautiful. I have recommended Laurie to several friends and each has been extremely pleased.” Bonnie Barker Bonita Springs/Stuart, FL
“Of course the biggest advantage for me was that I could count on her even though I was many miles away. Her fresh outlook provided a totally different feeling. She managed to work with my existing furniture and by adding a few accessories and a having a professional" eye " for rearrangement, she accomplished a more comfortable environment. I wish I had called on her help sooner and wish her luck on her expansion. She is truly talented.” Cindy Williams BonitaSprings, FL
“Laurie has helped me so much. She has been a delight! She helped me tie everything together – from draperies, rugs, wall coverings, and lighting – to arranging furniture and hanging my pictures. She is very talented and has an eye to help everyone's taste. Laurie has the knack to find your likes and dislikes and incorporate it into your design. Not only is she talented, but FUN to work with. She was always so quick with her thoughts, pricing and the delivery of the product, from beginning to end. Laurie helped me from being overwhelmed to feeling confident in every decision I made.No matter what the size of the project, she always did her very best.” Esther Wheeler Naples, FL
“We relocated from out of state, and were excited about moving in since our house was newly remodeled. Unfortunately, it was soon clear that none of our existing furniture and decor "fit", spatially or stylistically. Laurie helped us understand what would work and provided options on colors, furniture, fabrics, artwork, and even room orientation. She and her team made it all very simple and easy. From her initial work on a few rooms, we expanded to the rest of the house, redoing the entire first floor, lanai and pool with her guidance. Needless to say, we're thrilled with how our home looks today. Everything works together, and flows beautifully, yet it's very comfortable as well. We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to update or remodel.” Geoff and Marissa Ayoub Tampa, FL
”Laurie does fabulous work.I have been fortunate to see several places she has decorated from head to toe and without a doubt she is the most professional and well-organized decorator I have ever met. She meets her clients’ expectations and budgets, and is able to pull together the look they want using their pieces (and adding to them), or just starting with a clean palette and making miracles happen. We truly look forward to her help whenever we move into our next house.” Suzanne and Neil Goeren Naples, FL
“Laurie helped us decorate our New Albany home when she was just starting her home decorating business. Even at that early stage, she knew the ideal places to shop for furniture, fabric, and accessories. Our house has a very open floor plan. By having the vision for the perfect paint colors and fabrics, Laurie enabled the flow from our great room, kitchen, dining room, foyer and hallway to be, not only smooth, but striking. Everyone who enters our front door for the first time remarks on our stunning decor. We have Laurie Minerva to thank for that!” Barb and Scott Stewart New Albany, Ohio
“I was at my wits end trying to decorate our new house in BonitaSprings, Florida. We had a small budget and didn't know quite what to do. A friend suggested that I contact Executive Designs. I told her that I couldn't afford a decorator and she encouraged me to try Executive Designs...that I would be amazed. Laurie came into my house and completely transformed my piano room in a matter of minutes. She used things that I already had and the transformation was incredible. I consider this room to be the nicest room in our house. She also ordered some beautiful pieces for my dining room, bar area and living room, while staying within our budget. I am very proud of our home and proud to recommend Laurie Minerva, of Executive Designs, to anyone.” Diane Koelsch BonitaSprings, FL
"Laurie is a pleasure to work with and understood my needs and the changes I wanted to make. My remodeled condominium is just beautiful. It's like my home had a face-lift and looks twenty years younger. I now live in a model home and want to show it off at every opportunity." Kathy Wiesenbaugh Naples, FL
“My family worked with Laurie when we moved from Chicago to Southwest Florida. Laurie helped us with the obvious basics -- space planning, fabric and paint selection, furniture options, window treatments, and budgeting. However, her services go far beyond these fundamentals. Laurie would brainstorm ideas for difficult floor plan configurations, giving us not one, but many creative options. She provided just as much care in selecting the investment pieces of furniture as she did the modestly priced picture frame or a shelf. She effortlessly blended the urban furniture pieces we brought with us from our Chicago condo with the more local, traditional pieces to create a beautiful and personalized look for this house. Anyone who visits can see that our house is extremely well-decorated, but Laurie worked with all of our requirements to create a place that our guests describe as "inviting" and "comfortable". For us, she made our house a home. And really, that is the highest compliment on her work.” Rachel Tomko BonitaSprings, FL
“When we moved into our new home, we did all of our own shopping for furniture, window treatments, etc.The end result was not favorable.A few years later, we met Laurie and she helped us so much to redecorate our home.We used some of the furniture we had purchased, but also replaced many items. We installed granite countertops, custom window treatments, new lighting, and new furniture. She is still the only one I would ever allow to do anything in our home.We highly recommend her – she is so easy to work with and has become a dear friend.” Doris and Len Bachand BonitaSprings, FL