Welcome to SHI and the home of iconic Interior Designer Joan Simonsen-Hickok. Joan has established a life-long career using her innate ability to evaluate spaces and her unparalleled visual solutions. Her work is deeply inspired by Southwest Florida as well as her travels around the world. Joan brings her sensibility of classic elements and uncomplicated lines to all her projects to create timeless interiors – a trait she shares with other top interior designers of our time. To read more about Joan, please visit her BIOGRAPHY PAGE.

Although Joan formed Simonsen-Hickok Interiors in 1988, she has been designing luxury homes and other unique spaces for over 50 years. Some of her most notable projects include the Florida Governor’s Mansion, a Gulfstream Jet, an 85-foot Vintage Yacht, a historic Fishing Lodge, and the Chardonnay Restaurant in Naples, to name a few. To view some of Joan’s favorite projects, please visit her PORTFOLIO PAGE.


Over the last 30 years, Simonsen-Hickok Interiors has won numerous design awards including 10 Aurora Awards, as well as the Council Grand Award from the National Association of Home Builders. SHI has also won 3 Houzz Awards, including Best of Houzz Design 2018.

Joan’s work has been prominently featured in numerous publications such as Home & Design Magazine, Florida Design Magazine, and Maine Home & Design, to name a few. To view Joan’s featured magazine articles, please visit her PRESS PAGE.


Joan believes that the best interior design evolves as a project unfolds – that it is an intuitive process (never forced or contrived), and that gradually a sense of style will emerge. She works closely with her clients to gain a deep understanding of their desires, while blending that awareness with the functional requirements of each space. She will often have custom furniture built in order to offer what is not available from the marketplace.

Joan also works with a very strong commitment to the architecture of a home, and every interior is designed to fine tune that relationship: “There is continuity in this approach, whether the vocabulary is historical or contemporary, and it is reflected in the entirety.” Joan’s designs are always unique – she may combine the austere with the baroque, the old with the new, the priceless with the plain – always following her instinct. If you would like to work with SHI and Joan Simonsen-Hickok, please feel free to contact us to discuss your vision at: 239.263.3535.