WHO WE ARE
Calusa Bay Design is a residential and commercial interior design boutique located in Naples Florida. We are a group of creative, talented, inventive design professionals whose passion is to create simply fabulous spaces. We are experienced in new construction from concept to completion, as well as residential renovation and commercial interior design. We can help with everything from window and roof tile selections, to room layouts, finish selections, cabinetry design, and of course, creating amazing, beautiful interiors. We strive to be thoughtful in our design, sometimes edgy, hopefully intuitive, graciously understated, and quietly sophisticated. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your vision, and help you create the most wonderful, welcoming, creative home that you can imagine.
DEBRA LYSY, DESIGN DIRECTOR
Debra leads the design team, putting her personal stamp on every project. With 23 years of experience in residential interior design and 10 years in commercial design, she has personally crafted hundreds of fabulous spaces for her clients. Her work has been published in top luxury home magazines. Debra’s passion for her work is clearly evidenced through the numerous and creative projects in her extensive portfolio. After working with notable clients located throughout the United States, Debra recently made Naples her permanent home.
TATUM JOHANSSON, INTERIOR DESIGNER
Tatum’s love of design and commitment to perfection have made her an invaluable part of the Calusa Bay team. With experience in new construction management and interior design, Tatum’s skill set is perfectly suited for managing the new construction process from start to finish. Whether she’s drawing floorplans, selecting finishes, specifying fixtures, choosing paint colors, or selecting furnishings, Tatum’s impeccable taste and meticulous attention to detail make her an asset on any project.
JAMIE VAN NOORD, DESIGN ASSISTANT
Jamie is a hard-working, organized, resourceful asset to the team. With experience as a retail furniture trade specialist and designer, Jamie is responsible for order entry and placement, order tracking, job scheduling, vendor quotes, opening new accounts, and supporting the design team.
AUDREY NIESEN, CFO/OPERATIONS MANAGER
Audrey is the organizational and accounting backbone of Calusa Bay. With an MBA in finance and BA in accounting, Audrey facilitates all the details that make the Calusa Bay operation run smoothly. She’s always there to pitch in and lend a hand when it comes time for a big installation, but Audrey’s true acumen lies in her commitment to ensuring each project’s completion on time, and on budget.
LESLIE SHERMAN, PRINCIPAL
Leslie’s primary focus is in new construction and development. With numerous multimillion dollar residential projects to her credit, Leslie’s ability to create fabulous residential estate homes is undisputed. Currently focused primarily in Pelican Bay, Leslie divides her time between Calusa Bay Design; Calusa Bay Development, which specializes in luxury residential development; and Calusa Bay Properties, a boutique residential real estate brokerage company.