" We have had the pleasure of working with Retreats of Florida Design on our new home and couldn’t have been more thrilled with their work! Cheryl’s attention to detail and exquisite sense of styling was impeccable! We wanted a home that was practical,stylish, and dog friendly, and Retreats of Florida delivered it all! Cheryl and Michelle have had years of experience in the industry and it is certainly evident in their design! They delivered our dream home and we are extremely grateful to them for the experience and outcome! "
-George and Carrie Magee
Bonita Springs, Florida
"The first time I shopped at the store it was because my best friend was working there. I fell in love with the entire package. The gift items were very unique and the way the entire staff helped by showing you different items, to the final wrapping, it was always a great experience.
Later when we decided to renovate our home here in The Forest, Cheryl listened to what I thought I wanted and made it work from reupholstering several pieces to bringing in new pieces. The key word here, “she listens”.
Last year when our kids went to an open house, they begged us to at least come and look at it. We purchased the home in Sarasota to be near our kids on a part time basis. We knew we would totally renovate that home. Knowing how I wanted to create the “open concept”, the first person I contacted was Cheryl. We spent a day in Sarasota at the home we were buying, giving her our combined ideas, (along with the ideas from our three kids) . She and I spent several days picking out the furniture, the fabrics, the style I wanted to have and she made it work. She never tried to change what I wanted it to look like (like so many designers do ) Now, a year later, a home that was built in 1956 looks like a brand new, calming and peaceful home sitting on a beautiful lagoon......close to our kids. It now feels like home.
We highly recommend Cheryl and RETREATS OF FLORIDA DESIGN.
Saying it again, she listens."
" Absolutely the best interior decorating company out there. Extremely professional and fast! The furniture and decor are high quality and absolutely beautiful. Michelle was fantastic to work with. We went with every idea she came up with! Walking into my “new” home was even more amazing than I ever imagined.
Thank you for such a pleasant experience! "
Fort Myers, Florida
" Michelle has helped us decorate two vacation rentals, and both turned out amazing! Her attention to detail and style choices have really impressed us. She finished both projects on time and they are stunning! "
Fort Myers, Florida
" Michelle was very professional and truly listened to my needs. She was very prompt and stayed within budget. My house has never looked better and it’s all due to Retreats of Florida Design."
Fort Myers, Florida
“I met Michelle and Cheryl 3 years ago at their shop in Ft Myers after seeing an ad in a local shop directory I picked up in the grocery store. We were in the process of purchasing a condo in Naples and would be needing furniture and accessories.
I was hooked! Michelle was so helpful with that small “project”. I remember asking them if they could help with furniture/accessories with a new home we were getting ready to start building in Indiana (jokingly)! Long story short, yes, they could! Michelle and Cheryl helped with the design and selection of furniture/ accessories for the entire house, coordinated delivery to Indiana and even came to Indiana to put it all together. I highly recommend them and support their business. Their customer service, work ethic, and communication skills are much appreciated."
-Kent and Dawn Burget
"Michelle was recommended by our Realtor to help with decorating. I was able to consult with Michelle and Cheryl prior to a visit. I was very pleased with the color scheme and furnishings they picked out. Each room was designed and flowed beautifully. They were attentive, and worked very efficiently to allow us to enjoy our place the first of this year. Their follow through is excellent and they handled everything with us living out of town. Jack an I highly recommend their service. "
-Jack and Julie Alcott
Bonita Beach, Florida
" I was in need of some help to update and finish decorating my home. I had recently moved from out of state and had some darker wood that isn't typical Florida style. I had Cheryl come to my home and we talked about what I wanted to do. She has a beautiful eye and really was able to complete my project. Not only did she help with some furniture purchases along with lamps and accessories but she also hung my existing pictures helping to fill my walls. Additionally she help me with window treatments and bedding. My home is now complete and beautiful-I cannot thank her enough for her help!”
Fort Myers, Florida
We just finished up our out of the area home project with Cheryl and we couldn't be happier. This was our first time working with a design team and we were really pleased with the entire process. We worked most closely with Cheryl but the entire team is incredibly helpful, professional and easy to work with. We recently moved into a new home in Orlando and Cheryl helped to make our new house the perfect home. Combining her awesome ideas and suggestions, with all of the furniture and decor offerings, etc.. we were able to make our house feel home-y, modern and most importantly, us!! Even if you are not looking for design advice, Retreats of Florida Design also has a beautiful storefront, showcasing furniture, decor, ideas and so much more! It's a pleasant experience just walking in and looking around. We can't thank this awesome team enough for making the entire process easy and efficient. We look forward to our next project!
-Jason & Allison Ellis