Our Interior Design Team

Jill Kersey — Interior Designer

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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

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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.

Danielle Reardon - Interior Design Consultant

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Danielle studied architecture at Cornell, graduated from Rutgers School of Business with a degree in Marketing, and obtained a degree in Interior Design from Berkeley College. She has over 20 years of experience in the design industry, five of which were spent working specifically in textiles with Town & Country and Ralph Lauren. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Florida for the same reason many of us have, a better quality of life and warm weather. Her favorite part of the design process is pulling together different textures and colors to create beauty through juxtaposition.

Meet our Design Director

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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


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