David Frusctone. known for his analytical filters of decision-making in the corporate world, decided to invest in a dream of his own and open a design studio in the heart of Naples Design District.
His filter system confirmed a positive response to three questions: 1. Am I ready to invest in myself and my talent? 2. Is there a design void to fill within the community? 3. Is Southwest Florida my home?
In the three years since, Republic of Decor has been honored with several design awards, selected as a Top 25 interior designer and furniture store in Collier County and as one of the Top 50 home furnishings stores in the United States.
When you walk into the door of this architectural work of art. you'll see that David's background study in interior architecture, marketing, and buying and merchandising shines through in this stylish and unique home furnishing boutique.
"Merchandising !s my passion, and I personally cherry-pick pieces that stand out, hold a story of its own, and have an organic, edgy feel," David says.
In addition, a cust0mer can find pieces of inspiration, trends, and new design tips through tile boutique's email newsletter and blog posts (#WhatDavidDigs).
When asked about the future of brick and mortar with the continued growth of e-commerce. David says he's dipping his toe in the digital world with plans to launch an online shop. With that said, e-commerce serves a completely different purpose. he says and can never replace the intimacy, connection, and sensory sensation of a store experience.
Personally, responsible for each product that Republic of Decor offers. David also manages every interior design project from beginning to end.
"David Is the best designer I've ever worked with," says Barry Coutant, who describes the design service with Republic of Decor as exceptional. Republic of Decor is indeed "the first stop for savvy, sophisticated customers who want to be exposed to beautiful. unique and trend-right product on the market"
Republic of Decor has partnered with nearly 100 vendors and artisans in the United States and Inter· nationally. To keep the inventory fresh, new, and on-trend, David continually searches for unique items to buy every season.
Republic of Decor 950 First Ave. N., Suite
130, Naples• 239-529-3813 • republicofdecor. corn• Store hours: 10:30 a.rn.-5:30 p.m. Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.- 4p.m Saturday, closed Sunday