VISION, INSTINCT, EXPERIENCE
When asked about Joan’s design process: “When I walk into a space, I see a vision in my mind’s eye, and then I work to fulfill that vision. I believe the best design evolves as a project unfolds. I use my instinct, which I’ve cultivated and grown over the years.”
A New Jersey native, Joan relocated to Florida in 1988 and formed Simonsen-Hickok Interiors soon after. Joan has been designing homes and unique spaces for 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, the Chardonnay Restaurant, etc. Joan’s projects are as unique as the clients who inhabit them, with locations all over the U.S. and world, including Cape Town South Africa, Clapboard Island Maine, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, and of course, Naples, Florida. “I’ve had many interesting jobs and many interesting clients – it’s been a 50-year adventure so far.”
“Clients like the uniqueness of my designs because they are not based on trends. Instead, I focus on the architecture of the building, and draw inspiration from the classics – updating them for current lifestyles. My goal is to fulfill my client’s personal vision of how they want to live their life.”
Joan’s versatility and award-winning design sensibility is demonstrated in her work. No two projects are ever the same. To view some of Joan’s select projects, please visit her Portfolio Page. To read more about Simonsen-Hickok Interiors, please visit the About Us Page.