Our Interior Design Team
Jill Kersey — Interior Designer
Jill is a Naples native and has been a creative force in the interior design field for over 20 years. After attending the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale she started her career in the construction industry. Her knowledge of each phase of construction in home building has gained her client’s trust throughout each new project, whether it is an upscale residential renovation, model home, or new construction design. Jill attributes her success to her keen ability to capture her client's vision and establish an open rapport. Jill's product knowledge and attention to detail ensure her clients a delightful experience and a classically beautiful design.
Stacy Bartels— Interior Designer
Stacy brought nearly 20 years of expertise in new construction and renovation to Bay Design in 2011. Her extensive knowledge in these fields enables her to assist other designers and their clients with all the functional aspects of the design process. She prides herself on listening to her clients and making sure that their expectations are always met. She also values the longstanding relationships she has built with local contractors, workrooms, and other vendors, ensuring that every project is a successful project. Originally from Houston, Texas, Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida.
Gwen Seidlitz – Interior Designer
Gwen relocated to Naples from the Washington D.C. area, bringing with her over 25 years of design experience. Her portfolio extends from single rooms to complete home design, with expertise in space planning, as well as kitchen and bath design. Having owned a retail showroom of her own, Gwen has a wealth of product knowledge that is apparent in her smart and stylish selections for every job.
Charlotte Fernlund – Junior Interior Designer
Charlotte graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Her past experience includes three years as a Furniture Representative Assistant at High Point Market and visual merchandising in retail settings. With a passion for art, color trends, and fashion, she brings a fresh eye and current point of view to every project. Her extensive knowledge of space planning on CAD enables her to help make interior designs a reality. This talented young designer is currently studying to become NCIDQ certified.
Meet our Design Director
James V. Kunstel, ASID — Director of Design
A Bay Design partner since 1981, Jim is a Florida Licensed Interior Designer and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He has been recognized with numerous awards and has established himself as one of the area’s leading interior designers.
Jim brings a fresh approach to classic design, creating rooms that are invigorating, elegant, and above all, completely livable. His work encompasses new residential construction and renovations, to large-scale commercial projects. His eye for proportion and color enable him to transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary places to live, work, and visit.
A Naples resident for more than 12 years, Jim attended Eastern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. Fl. License IB26000776