This 2018 Retail Star award-winning store and beautiful design studio located in the Naples Design District features the best, most stylish, on-trend hom furnishings and gifts. Selected from a wide range of vendors and artists, the product assortment is eclectic but has a focused point of view. Merchandise categories include decorative accessions, tabletop items, accent furniture, pillows, candles, lamps, artwork, chocolates and packaged gourmet treats. Republic of Decor is one of the chicest stores in Naples!
DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY.
I always start the day scrolling through social media and posting inspiration. Then I leave the house and typically start running around to meet with clients or visit trade showrooms to tackle design projects. Then I spend the day working out of the store to help our amazing customers with their design needs.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESS TO VISIT HERE IN NAPLES?
I enjoy visiting the Naples Botanical Garden. I like how they collaborate with various artists on installations, and I draw a lot of inspiration from nature. The textures, colors and scents are breathtaking.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE PRIORITIES IN LIFE RIGHT NOW?
Finding work/life balance (I love work too much), buying a house (I spend so much time creating homes for clients that I want to create something great for me!), getting my six-pack abs back.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE “OFF-THE-GRID” PLACE TO ESCAPE?
I am obsessed with finding time to decompress in a salt cave. The air is so clean and crisp, and it’s the ultimate place to relax.
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE?
I was raised by parents that were teachers, so I figured I would become one as well, but when I discovered my creative gene, I knew I had to pursue that instead.
WHAT MUSIC/SONG/ARTIST DO YOU JAM OUT TO WHEN NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND?
I really like Vanessa Daou. She is a bit under the radar, but her music is sultry, a bit jazzy with a dash of electronic.
IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO YOUR 21-YEAR-OLD SELF, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE HIM?
Don’t worry about the future; enjoy the moment instead. Pat yourself on the back more often, and let yourself appreciate your accomplishments.
NAME ONE ITEM ON YOUR BUCKET LIST.
I would like to go on an ancestral trip to learn more about my heritage and family. In particular, I would like to visit a palazzo in Salerno, Italy, that bears my last name.
WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR PLATE FOR YOUR LAST MEAL?
My favorite dish is a good Bolognese, but I have a sweet tooth, and I make the best chocolate cake ever, so I would have to have some of that too.
Men of the moment, Article by Aubrey Sewell